Michelle Keegan is shooting a fourth series of Our Girl

Former EastEnders actress Amy-Leigh Hickman, who played Linzi Bragg in the soap, is among a string of stars joining Michelle Keegan’s BBC1 hit Our Girl.

Amy-Leigh appeared in EastEnders between 2016 and 2017 as Linzi, who was romantically involved with Jay Brown.

Now, it’s been revealed she’ll be appearing in the new series of Our Girl, which has just started filming a fourth run in South Africa.

Ex-Coronation Street star Michelle returns as Georgie Lane, while other new cast include Nico Mirallegro (Rillington Place, My Mad Fat Diary), Will Attenborough (The Hollow Crown, Home Fires, Midwinter Of The Spirit) and Kaine Zajaz (Informer, Raised By Wolves).

While among the stars returning are Rolan Bell as Kingy, Mark Armstrong as Spanner, Sean Ward as Fingers and Sean Sagar as Monk.

Talking about filming the new series, Michelle said: “It is such a joy to reprise the role of Georgie Lane and this season we return to Afghanistan where the British Army retains a presence training Afghan National Army personnel.

“With some of the most incredible and explosive scripts I’ve ever read, this six-part story will rip the heart out of our loyal fan base and new viewers alike.”

Teasing the new series of Our Girl, the BBC revealed: “We meet a positive Georgie who is making leaps in her career, having been promoted to Sergeant, and now training a new bunch of medics.”

But the broadcaster added that “painful memories” of losing the love of her life, Elvis, during an attack come flooding back to Georgie when a dangerous incident occurs and she “realises that she needs to return to Afghanistan to face her own fears”.

The previous series of Our Girl are available to watch now on BBCiPlayer.

Our Girl series four will be screened on BBC1 next year.