Michelle Keegan has taken to Twitter to thank fans for their support after the premiere of her new BBC drama, Our Girl. The show, which sees the former Coronation Street star as an army doctor sent on a six-week missionary trip, aired the first of its five-episode miniseries on Wednesday night.
The show's second season, which saw Michelle replace fellow former soap star Lacey Turner as the lead role, was instantly a hit with viewers who took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the action-packed series. One viewer wrote: "Wow @michkeegan you were sensational last night. #ourgirl was brilliant," while another wrote: "hats off @michkeegan what an opener of an episode! #ourgirl."
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Michelle thanked fans for their support
The 29-year-old HELLO! Online blogger tuned into the show herself while enjoying a girl's night with several friends. Sharing a snap of the group cosied up with a blanket, she tweeted: "10mins to goooo!! @BBCOne #ourgirl. Hope you all enjoy!" The star tweeted following the show, excitedly writing: "WE'RE ONLY TRENDING" while sharing a screenshot showing #OurGirl at the top of Twitter's trending section.
She then thanked fans for their support, writing: "Thank you SO much for all your amazing comments,feeling very overwhelmed right now but really appreciate them all.Just wait till next week."
The star's husband Mark Wright took to Twitter earlier this week to praise Michelle after she attended a screening on the show in Manchester on Monday evening. He wrote: "Seriously though… Look at this women from tonight… No words.
Mark took to Instagram to praise his wife
"Can't tell you how proud I am of what she had achieved. OUR GIRL… this Wednesday at 9pm on BBC. The first episode is sensational. Enjoy."
The couple recently shut down rumours that they were going through marital problems, with Michelle telling Nick Grimshaw on The BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show: "It's so annoying!"
"The thing is I don't even read [the papers] anymore. It winds me up so I just let it run now. There are so many things and you can say 'It's not true, it's not true, I'm not wearing my ring for this reason,' but they don't seem to stop writing so you know what, let them write what they want."