Former Corrie star recently spoke out against long-running speculation about her marriage to Mark Wright

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Michelle Keegan and husband Mark Wright

Michelle Keegan has admitted that it’s ‘awkward’ for her to watch her steamy kissing scenes back but dismissed claims that husband Mark Wright finds it hard.

The actress, 29, shares a steamy romp with Luke Pasqualino in the new drama Our Girl, but it’s nothing that former TOWIE star Mark hasn’t seen before.

“He has seen the first episode of Our Girl already. But I’ve been with Mark for four years now, so he’s seen me kiss a lot of men on screen,” she told the Daily Star.

Michelle insisted that hubby Mark was fine with her steamy storylines, as she said: “He knows it’s a job and that it’s in the script… It is a little bit awkward for me watching that scene back.”

Over the weekend, Michelle slammed rumours that her marriage is on the rocks.

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Michelle Keegan

The actress spoke out to end long-running speculation based on them spending lengthy spells apart as a result of hectic work schedules.

She recently spent two months in South Africa filming BBC drama Our Girl and was repeatedly pictured on nights out without her wedding ring.

But Michelle said: “I find it frustrating people are constantly speculating about my marriage. I think we should celebrate the fact that, alright, yeah, I did get ­married, but I can work as well.

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Michelle Keegan says she and husband Mark Wright are happy

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Ben Aldridge, Michelle Keegan and Royce Pierreson
Mark came out to South Africa when he could, we’d talk all the time on the phone and on FaceTime. We’re happy.
But we don’t need to tell the world the ins and outs of what we were doing while I was away. Because we didn’t, there was a backlash. It’s something I’ll have to deal with. I hope it’ll die down.

Former Corrie star Michelle also said she was snapped without her ring ­because she can’t wear it while filming the Army drama.

She said: “Obviously, I don’t wear my ring. It would be stupid if I was wearing it with my uniform and holding guns. Also, I wasn’t at home, so if I went out straight after work, the last thing I would do is say to the taxi driver, ‘One minute, can we just drive all the way 20 minutes home so I can just get my ring, please’. It’s silly.”

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Michelle dressed in Army uniform in Our Girl
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Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan on Instagram
Manchester-born Michelle, 29, left the ITV soap in 2014 after six years as Tina McIntyre. Our Girl’s tough Army medic Lance Corporal Georgie Lane is her first major role since then.

And while a long distance relationship set tongues wagging about her marriage, she said she actually found filming away from DJ hubby Mark and their Essex home was an advantage as she tackled the intense role. She said: “Being away helped me, I had no distractions. I was working six days a week for two months.

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“All I was doing was going back to my apartment, after 12-hour days, then I’d go home and learn my lines for the next day. It was discipline. It was nice not wearing make-up, leaving the girly Michelle behind. Even when I was filming in Manchester, I didn’t stay with my family as I’d be distracted by my dogs.”

Michelle admitted she was nervous about filming sex scenes for the first time with hunky actor Luke Pasquelino , 26. But she revealed he reassured her on set and the pair grew close.

She said: “I’d never done anything like that. But it looks worse than it was, it was literally just kissing and taking a top off.

“Luke was brilliant, he became one of my best mates on set and made me feel ­comfortable, so did the director. It’s about being around the right people.”