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Saturday 21 October 2017

Ex-Corrie star Keegan lands role in comedy

Former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan and comedian Jason Manford have been cast in a new BBC1 drama from the makers of hit show Happy Valley.

They feature alongside Max Beesley and Mackenzie Crook in Ordinary Lies, which looks at a group of colleagues in a car showroom whose lives unravel as a result of their untruths and tall tales.

It is Keegan's first major TV job since she left her role as Tina McIntyre in Corrie earlier this year. She will play receptionist Tracy, a party girl who longs for a life of luxury, while Manford plays Marty, a member of the sales team.

Writer and creator Danny Brocklehurst 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 BBC1."

Producer Tom Sherry said: "Ordinary Lies is full of suspense and dark humour and should have audiences shouting at the screen 'Don't do it', yet also laughing along."

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