Bionic Woman Michelle set for comedy role with ITV

Michelle Ryan is heading back to UK TV in a new romantic comedy.

The former EastEnders actor, who recently starred in US show Bionic Woman, will appear opposite another ex-Albert Square regular Sean Maguire in ITV1’s Mr Eleven.

The show tells the story of number-loving teacher Saz (Ryan) who thinks she’s found her perfect man in 11th boyfriend, and soon-to-be husband, Dan (Maguire).

However, on her wedding day, she realises that Dan wasn’t in fact her 11th conquest, but her 10th, sending her into freefall.

The two-parter is written by Amanda Coe, who has worked on Shameless and As If, directed by Paul Gay (Skins, Whistleblowers) and produced by Nicola Larder.

Victoria Fea, commissioning executive at ITV, said: “This a colourful, contemporary romantic comedy by the fantastic Amanda Coe.

“It is also a perfect opportunity to entice two of our most exciting young Hollywood converts to return to our screens in a classically British love story, supported, of course, by a stellar cast of favourite TV faces.”

The supporting cast boasts big names including Adam Garcia, Lynda Bellingham, Denis Lawson and Olivia Coleman.

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