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Michelle Keegan is expected to take a break from acting when Brassic filming comes to an end this week.

The 34-year-old, who plays Erin Croft in the hit Sky show, has just shot seasons three and four back to back and will now be taking time out before starting her next project.

A source said: “Michelle is one of the hardest working actresses in the country. She has been non-stop over the last year and hasn’t really had a breather. It hasn’t been easy filming during covid times, there have been lots of stops and starts so everything has taken longer. She barely had any time off after Our Girl before she started Brassic, but is expected to take a little step back before she announces her next big project. She just hasn’t decided how long for yet”.

Michelle, who is married to Mark Wright, has been travelling back and forth between Manchester for filming and London, where the couple have been living in a hotel as they wait for work to be completed on their £1.3 million mansion. The pair, who tied the knot in 2015, have often been forced to spend time apart due to their various work commitments, including Mark’s stint working in LA.

The source added: “It will be a great chance for them to enjoy the new home together. Both Mark’s brother Josh and sister Jess are expecting their first children, so it’s the perfect time to concentrate on family for a bit”. Mark recently told how they are both looking forward to playing hosts in their new home. He said: “Me and my wife do like entertaining. We’re definitely excited about entertaining our family and friends there. It’s not going to become a party destination because it’s our home, but family barbecues and entertainment moments, for sure”.

Michelle previously admitted that their families have stopped asking her and Mark about having kids. She explained: “Not anymore! People don’t mean any harm by it, but they know what the answer’s going to be”.

Michelle rose to fame in 2008 when she landed the part of Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street. The star, who was crowned sexiest soap actress six years on the trot, left the soap in 2014 when a dramatic story-line saw her being killed off after being pushed off a balcony. Shortly after she landed a part in BBC drama series Ordinary Lies with Jason Manford and then joined the cast of Plebs. The star then went on to wow audiences in 2016 in Our Girl, playing medic Georgie for three series. In 2017 Michelle continued to impress by playing Tina Dean in the ITV drama series Tina and Bobby, based on her relationship with West Ham and England footballer, Bobby Moore.

The Sun approached Michelle’s rep for comment.

Source : thesun.co.uk