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The return of Sky original Brassic to Sky One and streaming service NOW TV has seen enthusiastic fans bingeing the entire series as a box set in record time for the broadcaster. To date, the new series has seen 5.9 million requested downloads.

The second series launched with a seven-day cumulative audience of 1.51 million for the opening episode, with more than 800,000 viewers completing the box set within the first fortnight of launch. Newcomers to Brassic also caught up on the mad-cap world of Vinnie (Joe Gilgun) and his unlikely gang of loveable Lancastrian rogues by binging on series one, with a further 2.8 million downloads.

The series, which is co-created by Joseph Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst, received widespread critical acclaim (see below) and Danny has been recognised for his writing with a 2020 BAFTA TV Awards nomination.

The cliff-hanger ending of Brassic 2 saw Vinnie finally admit his feelings for Erin (Michelle Keegan) before being apprehended by the police after raucous stag and hen dos and the theft of an entire wedding reception. The third series is set to start production later this year.

Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy, Sky Studios, said: “What a thrill to see record numbers of our customers enjoy Brassic in super quick time. It’s captured the imagination of fans, including England cricket vice-captain Ben Stokes who tweeted his love for the show. The combination of brilliantly honest writing and an outstanding cast have left them hungry for more – roll on season 3!”

Brassic 2 is one of the latest in a run of Sky original comedies launching on Sky One with audiences of more than one million – including Avenue 5 (starring Hugh Laurie, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Rebecca Front), Intelligence (with Nick Mohammed and David Schwimmer), Breeders (Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard), Hitmen (Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins) and Code 404 (Daniel Mays, Stephen Graham and Anna Maxwell Martin). And Sky original comedy In the Long Run, created by and starring Idris Elba, which returns for a third series on Wednesday 22nd July.

The comedy was produced by Calamity Films. It is executive produced by David Livingstone for Calamity Films and Jon Mountague for Sky. Joseph Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst are also executive producers with Mike Noble as series producer. Directors Saul Metzstein (Block 1) and Jon Wright (Block 2). The series was commissioned by Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy at Sky Studios and Zai Bennett, MD of Content at Sky UK & Ireland.

Source : beyondthejoke.co.uk

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The actress is set to leave the role of Georgie Lane after four years in order to pursue new roles, with her Sky comedy Brassic already being cleared for a season three before season two even launches. But despite her previously saying that she wouldn’t be up for joining the dance competition, bookies are now reckoning that she could be on the line-up – and is now even a 3-1 fave.

‘Michelle Keegan is very popular and we think she would be a big hit on Strictly where many punters are backing her to appear on the show this year,’ said Coral’s John Hill.

She’s also 7-1 with the bookmakers to lift the glitterball trophy if she were to compete. The new odds come despite Michelle’s husband Mark Wright saying that she has too much anxiety to ever do Strictly, after he took part in it himself back in 2014.

‘I mean never say never. I just think her nerves would go to another level, she gets quite nervous,’ he explained to Metro.co.uk. ‘I mean I do, [but] I’m a bit more like, “Come on, let’s just have it.” Whenever she watches me or when I’ve sent her the dance before she’s like, “I don’t know how you do it!”’

Rumours that the Strictly team want to sign up Michelle have been rife for years, but she’s never made it to the ballroom floor.

Source : metro.co.uk

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Gritty comedy Brassic is to return to Sky and NOW TV for a third series. The news has been confirmed before the second series has been transmitted.

Sky’s most successful comedy drama in years will be back with its trademark mix of the hilarious, ridiculous and deeply poignant. Co-created by Joseph Gilgun and BAFTA-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst, the series  stars Joseph Gilgun, Michelle Keegan and Damien Molony.

Danny Brocklehurst, co-creator and writer said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be doing a third series of Brassic, the response to series one was overwhelming as people took our gang of potty mouthed misfits to their heart. Sky has been truly amazing in its love and support and I can’t thank them enough for allowing us to go again.”

Joseph Gilgun, co-creator, said: “I’m so grateful to everyone involved in the making of Brassic season 1 and 2, they’re some of the kindest and most resilient people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Each and every one of them friends. Also the public played a huge role, it’s very relieving to know your life story isn’t incredibly boring. I want to thank my close friends and colleagues and the creative team; David Livingstone, Danny Brocklehurst, Emily Bray and Dave Quayle. As for Sky, I couldn’t imagine making it with any other channel. Big loves Monty and Bennett!”

Brassic 3 was commissioned by Jon Mountague, Sky Studios’ Director of Comedy and Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content, and will be produced by Calamity Films. It is executive produced by David Livingstone for Calamity Films and Jon Mountague for Sky Studios. Joseph Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst are also executive producers. The series will be distributed internationally by ITV Studios.

Source : beyondthejoke.co.uk

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The ex-Coronation Street star, 32, will bow out of the hit show, which sees her play British Army medic Georgie Lane, with a final series later this year.

The Stockport-born actress has left in a bid to pursue new acting jobs and plans to spend more time at home in the UK after her husband Mark Wright, also 32, moved back from Los Angeles last year, where he was working on US TV.

She had previously spent several months each year filming in far-flung locations including South Africa, Nepal and Malaysia.

Michelle told the Sun: “I’ve had the most incredible four years on the show and I want to thank the BBC for giving me such an amazing opportunity.

“Playing Georgie has been a life changing role for me. I’ve loved every second of the adventure so it was a very hard decision to make not to return. I feel it is the right time to explore other exciting opportunities but I’m so happy to be part of the new series coming soon so it’s not the end just yet.”

Producers are currently looking for another female to play the lead in the hit series, which starred former EastEnders actress Lacey Turner, 31, for its first run in 2014.

Michelle spent much of last year shooting her third series of the drama and more recently has shot a second series of Sky1 comedy Brassic and continued her lucrative clothing deal with online retailer Very.

The actress, who wed telly host Mark in 2015, will now be freed up to spend more time near their home in Essex.

But last year she revealed she was sick of “everybody’s obsession” with her becoming a mum in the near future, including from her friends and family.

She said: “It’s horrible. It’s like, ‘You’re 32. Are you not planning to have a baby yet?’

“They don’t know the background of what’s happening. It’s no one else’s business. In this day and age you shouldn’t ask questions like that.

“I get so frustrated. I’m asked purely because I’m a woman. But I’m immune to it now — it’s like a reaction and as soon as I hear it I brush it off, as it’s no one else’s business.”

Source : thesun.co.uk

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Stars from the world of music, comedy, sport, television and film join in the 15th series of the Bafta-award winning genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? from Wall To Wall (a Warner Bros Television Production UK Ltd company) when it returns to BBC One this summer.
Multi-award winning actor Olivia Colman, musician, DJ, fashion designer and British icon Boy George, Strictly Come Dancing’s Head Judge Shirley Ballas, comedian and Not Going Out actor Lee Mack, presenter and former JLS member Marvin Humes, barrister and television personality Robert ‘Judge’ Rinder, Our Girl star Michelle Keegan and gold medal winning Paralympian Jonnie Peacock all discover their families’ pasts in this year’s series.

Series fifteen reveals shocking discoveries, laughter and tears along the way, as our eight celebrities travel around the world to unearth the secrets of their ancestors. Michelle Keegan uncovers some exceptional women on her family tree as she unearths a special connection to suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst. Olivia Colman’s journey is one of equal contrasts as she voyages from her family home in Norfolk to India, discovering that her ancestry is more diverse than she had originally thought. While Lee Mack’s investigation brings to light a comedy connection to his great-grandfather who performed on the frontline during WW1. From adultery to asylums, illicit drinking dens to revolutions, our celebrities travel round the world, from Gibraltar to Genoa, India, Jamaica, South Africa and Latvia, as they solve the mysteries in their family trees.

The series will air on BBC One over the summer with Michelle Keegan’s episode launching the series as part of the Hear Her season on the BBC which marks the centenary of women getting the vote.

The BBC is set to showcase women’s voices in a dedicated season of content across TV, radio and online to mark 100 years since suffrage and the centenary anniversary of women being able to vote in the UK.

Executive Producer for Wall to Wall, Colette Flight, says: “Britain’s best loved stars are once again delving into their family trees, uncovering hidden secrets and solving mysteries. The stories they unearth are revelatory, often unexpectedly humorous but always affecting.”

BBC Commissioning Editor Fatima Salaria says: “The enduring appeal of Who Do You Think You Are? is set to continue as BBC One broadcasts a huge host of names in series 15 including Olivia Colman, Boy George, Marvin Humes and Judge Rinder, which are guaranteed to move and entertain audiences. We’re particularly honoured to launch the series with Michelle Keegan’s episode which uncovers her special connection to Emmeline Pankhurst, as part of the BBC’s Hear Her season. This is must see TV at its best.”

Series 15 was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content and Tom McDonald, BBC Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual. The Commissioning Editor is Fatima Salaria.

Source : bbc.co.uk

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STRICTLY Come Dancing chiefs are ready to “break the bank” to sign up Michelle Keegan for this year’s show.

They have a hit-list of celebrities they want to see strutting their stuff on the dance floor this autumn. And former Coronation Street actress Michelle, 30, is a top target. They are so determined to get her that insiders say they are prepared to spend more than ever. A source for the show said: “Everyone knows that having Michelle Keegan out on the Strictly dance floor would be ratings gold. She has a huge and loyal fanbase, but more importantly to bosses they know her supporters are young. That’s a demographic that they are desperate to attract to the show and something they are willing to break the bank for. And, of course, all the male professional dancers would be desperate to be paired with Michelle. Everyone behind the scenes thinks she would set the dance floor alight. It’s now a matter of convincing her to sign up.”

But Strictly chiefs could face a tough battle because Michelle has previously warned she couldn’t cope with the stress of dancing live in front of the nation every Saturday night. Her husband Mark Wright, 31, competed on the show in 2014 and made it all the way to the final with Karen Clifton, right. That gave Michelle a taste of what it’s like to compete for the famous glitterball trophy. Asked if she would be following in his footsteps after his stint on the show, she said: “It was so horrible watching Mark! Mark’s a more confident person than me. I remember seeing how nervous he was and thinking, ‘If he’s like that, I just couldn’t do it’.” But the Our Girl star also says she can’t “ever rule the show out”, giving bosses a chance at persuading her to sign up. Our source added: “Michelle might have an issue with nerves but we hope she’ll be able to put them to one side and enjoy all the glitz and glamour Strictly offers.”

Source : dailystar.co.uk

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Michelle Keegan is already a star in the UK, but it appears she’s breaking the showbiz realm Stateside too.

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright – who got hitched in 2015 – have been spending their time in Los Angeles after Mark landed himself the opportunity of a lifetime. The former TOWIE cast member moved to Hollywood in 2017 after becoming a TV presenter on entertainment programme Extra. It is believed the genetically-blessed couple could make their move permanent after they were recently spotted house-hunting in the Hollywood Hills.

The 30-year-old gave the game away that she too was set to make it big in America like her hubby in a post shared to Michelle Keegan’s Instagram. Dressed in a pair of checked trousers, a knit top and sunglasses Michelle beamed away from the camera. Michelle fuelled speculation and captioned the image: “What an exciting 1st day!” before adding the video camera and action board emojis.
Michelle’s first big acting gig was on Coronation Street back in 2008. The bombshell beat around 900 people for the part of Tina McIntyre, who was killed off in 2014. Since leaving the role Michelle’s career has only gone from strength to strength. Michelle has starred in Our Girl, Plebs and ITV drama series Tina and Bobby, based on the relationship of footballer Bobby Moore and his wife Tina Dean.

She hasn’t made a secret of her desire to transition to more Hollywood roles and now has an agent based in LA. “I’ve been spending some time in Los Angeles with Mark and it’s so nice to have some time together,” she admitted to Now Magazine. “My US agent is in LA too, so I’ve had a few meetings set up over there.”

Source : dailystar.co.uk

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Michelle Keegan has revealed she is looking for work in Hollywood so that she can be closer to husband Mark Wright.

The Our Girl actress jetted off to LA with her other half after Christmas and is keen to find her next job in the US, after years spent on British television.

The duo spent eight months apart last year while Keegan filmed the BBC drama, so now the 30-year-old soap actress is looking for acting work in La La Land.

Speaking to Now magazine, she said: “I’ve been spending some time in Los Angeles with Mark and it’s so nice to have some time together.

“My US agent is in LA too, so I’ve had a few meetings set up over there.”

Wright recently hinted that Keegan could be moving to LA full time in an interview.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Wright suggested Keegan might be heading to America permanently, as Hollywood is “every actress’s dream”.

He said: “We’ll see what happens. I think if you’re an actress you want to come to Hollywood, right?

Wright added that the couple are “enjoying the sunshine” and just “see how we go”.

Source : standard.co.uk

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The actress plays army medic Georgie Lane on the war-based series, and t’s been quit the series for the character.
Taking to Instagram following the tense final episode of series two, Michelle confessed filming had been one of the “most incredible experiences of her life”. Praising her “amazing” cast, Michelle admitted she felt “emotional” as she confirmed that the show would be back and so would she.
She wrote alongside a snap of her in uniform: “Well that’s an official wrap. One of the most incredible experiences of my life. Thank you so much for your amazing support I feel so emotional right now. Thank you also to the amazing people who I was lucky enough to work with on this special project. #OurGirl2016 @bbcone.” The actress posted a series of snaps in the lead up to the final of her time away filming in Kenya. At the end of last night’s episode, Corporal Georgie headed off to Syria for her next army tour, and it has now been confirmed that another series is on the way.

BBC One confirmed the news on Twitter after the end of last night’s big episode, which saw Georgie in danger once again at the hands of terrorist Abu. The account posted: “We’re delighted to announce tha #OurGirl will return to @BBCOne for a third series, starring @michkeegan as Georgie Lane.” Michelle’s character had spent the whole series choosing between Luke Pasqualino’s character Elvis and Jamie (Royce Pierrson). And the final episode left viewers disappointed, as the army girl chose to marry neither and go it alone. It finished with a voiceover from Michelle saying: “Husbands? They’re overrated. I’ve got something much more important. I have a job to do.”

Source : ok.co.uk

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Michelle Keegan has been a busy bee of late and now she’s added another project to her line-up of TV work – but this one is TOTALLY different to what we’re used to seeing Keegs in!

The actress – who is currently winning ace reviews for her performance in BBC drama Our Girl – has signed up for a one-off revival show of The Crystal Maze. As in the gloriously bonkers 1990s game show which saw contestants face challenges in a series of themed zones to collect crystals and win prizes.

This revival is all for a good cause though. Michelle, 29, will play the game alongside former footballer Rio Ferdinand, comedian Josh Widdicombe, DJ Sara Cox and Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock in aid of Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer fundraiser.

The Office star Stephen Merchant will present the show, which is set to be broadcast next month.

It looks like the celebs filmed the special episode on Thursday though as Michelle hinted that she’d had a ball by retweeting a photo from the set…

Fans are pretty excited to see Keegs take on the challenge and many are hoping she managed to beat the clock in each zone.

‘Hope you didn’t get locked in Michelle,’ one Twitter user commented.

Another posted: ‘Michelle Keegan is enough of a reason to watch The Crystal Maze special later in the year’

Michelle hasn’t spoken about her latest project as of yet but we can’t wait to see how she gets on!
It’s certainly something VERY different for the actress, who has been racking up some impressive performances ever since she left Coronation Street in 2014.

After appearing in drama Ordinary Lies last year, 2016 has been very busy for Michelle and she’s been wowing viewers with her portrayal of army medic Georgie Lane in Our Girl.

The TV star has also been filming upcoming ITV series Tina And Bobby and even proved she’s got comedy chops earlier this year with roles in Plebs and Drunk History.

Who’d have thought we’d next be seeing her running around a maze trying to earn crystals, eh?

Source : celebsnow.co.uk

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