Michelle Keegan to do more soaps?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 August 2017
Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan is reportedly keen to get more involved in soaps and is eyeing up a role in 'EastEnders'

Michelle Keegan is reportedly keen to do some more soap work.

The 30-year-old actress turned her back on 'Coronation Street' in 2014 in order to try her hand at dramas, but it's believed, after spending three months in South Africa shooting the next series of 'Our Girl', she's keen to land a role on 'EastEnders'.

A source told Closer magazine: "Michelle loves doing big TV dramas, but she misses the familiarity of being on a soap and having something more sustainable. She loves getting her teeth into a role, which can develop over time.

"The 'EastEnders' set isn't too far away from Essex [where she lives] and after recently spending three months away filming 'Our Girl' in South Africa, she wants something where she doesn't have to travel too far."

However, the brunette beauty's husband Mark Wright isn't too keen on her joining the BBC One soap as it'll mean she'll be working with his arch-enemy Danny Dyer.

The insider explained: "Mark was a bit put out Michelle was even considering it and said he'd find it a bit hard to swallow if she took the role working alongside Danny.

But Michelle doesn't want to turn down a potentially good role because of a "spat."

The source added: "Michelle understands why Mark wouldn't like her working alongside Danny after the past fallout, but she insisted her agent set it up and told him she won't turn down potentially great roles because of a silly spat."

Mark fell out with Danny - who plays pub landlord Mick Carter in the soap - last year after a group of the his friends allegedly attacked the 40-year-old actor at V Festival after his daughter Danni called the former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star a "****."

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