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Michelle Keegan admits she ‘needed’ to put on a stone during filming as she was ‘too bony’

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© Provided by Evening Standard Limited Michelle Keegan has said that she was happy to put on weight while filming the new series of Our Girl as she had become “too bony”.

The former Coronation Street actress admitted that she put on a stone while on location as she threw her diet and fitness regime out the window.

But while she wishes that she had been a bit more “healthy”, Keegan wasn’t too bothered about the extra ponds.

“I’ve put on a stone and feel it everywhere,” she told Women’s Health.

“I’ve been away (filming Our Girl) for so long and I haven’t had time to work out, and I literally landed two days ago and now I’m kicking myself and thinking, ‘Why didn’t I just eat healthily while I was away?’

“But you know what, I think I needed to put on a bit of weight. I was a bit bony.”

The British actress, 30, said she still gets self-conscious about wearing skimpy outfits on screen.

“You can hide behind your character when you’re acting – you’re not being yourself,” she told the magazine.

“I’m a normal girl at the end of the day and when I’m standing there in a bikini or teeny-tiny clothes I’m like, ‘Oh God!’”

Keegan admitted that the hardest thing about filming outside the UK was being away from husband Mark Wright for long periods of time.

“It’s really hard,” she said. “But we FaceTime and speak, like, all day every day.

“That’s what keeps me sane. But you know what, I know I’m really lucky. I have to pinch myself all the time.”

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