Michelle Keegan and her fiance Mark Wright are celebrating a double whammy of showbiz success as she recently landed a role in a new BBC drama and he is set to return to hit ITV2 show, The Only Way is Essex.

The former coronation street star, 27, will appear in Ordinary Lies, which has been written by Bafta award winner Danny Brocklehurst.

The sought-after role will be her first time on screen since she left ITV soap Coronation Street earlier this year.

Keegan played Rovers barmaid Tina McIntyre for six and a half years until her character was murdered by Rob Donovan, a part played by actor Marc Baylis.

In Ordinary Lies, Keegan will play the role of a receptionist in a car showroom and will star alongside the likes of ex-EastEnder Jo Joyner, fellow former Corrie actress Sally Lindsay and comedian Jason Manford.

Speaking about the drama, a BBC insider told the Mirror: "It shows what happens when the lies people tell to keep their heads above water spin out of control with sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, consequences."

Keegan, who is due to wed Wright, 27, next year, hinted at her BBC role back in March, saying: "I've an exciting job in the ­pipeline."

Meanwhile, ladies' man Wright will make his return to Towie in a one-off The Only Way is Ibiza special and after show.

Towie is moving to ITV's new channel, ITVBe. The channel launches on Wednesday 8 October which coincides with the new series of Towie.