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Michelle Keegan's new acting role in Ordinary Lies revealed

September 22, 2014
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After weeks of keeping her fans in suspense, Michelle Keegan's first post-Coronation Street role has been revealed.

 The actress, 27, is one of the big names heading up brand new BBC drama, Ordinary Lies.

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Michelle Keegan is set to star in brand new BBC drama, Ordinary Lies

The show is set in a car salesroom in the north of England, and focuses on "a group of compelling characters all dealing with every day dilemmas and what happens when the lies people tell to keep their heads above water spin out of control with sometimes tragic, sometimes funny consequences".

HELLO! Online blogger Michelle has joined a cast that includes Max Beesley, Jason Manford, Mackenzie Crook, Jo Joyner and Sally Lindsay. Max stars as ambitious showroom boss Mike, whose marriage to Alison (Belinda Stewart-Wilson) seems to be in a less than perfect condition. 

His actions suggest an interest in head of sales Beth (Jo Joyner) but she is still reeling from the disappearance of her husband.

Michelle's blog: I'm starting my new job this week!

Beth heads up a team that includes happy-go-lucky family man Marty (Jason Manford), who will hide his disparagement with his job at all costs, hypochondriac and former gambler Paracetemol Pete (Mackenzie Crook) and joker Fat Jason (George Bukhari).

Mike's PA Kath (Sally Lindsay) is the mother figure of the team who loves a gossip – although this doesn't extend to her own private life, which would be the talk of the office if anyone knew the truth.Michelle and Cherrelle Skeete star as young party girls and wannabe WAGS Tracey and Viv, who work on reception but dream of the life of luxury. 

Head of online sale Grace (Rebecca Callard) is desperate to be part of their gang, but lacks the confidence; a problem Rick (Shazad Latif), the showroom’s garage grease monkey, doesn’t have as he regales the team with tales of his party lifestyle.

Ordinary Lies, which is set to air in 2015, has been written by BAFTA and Emmy-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst.

Speaking about the show's stellar line-up, he said "I'm delighted to have attracted such an amazing cast to Ordinary Lies. This is a show I'm truly passionate about and it's a dream come true to be making such a bold series for BBC One."

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