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Michelle Keegan transforms into Princess Leia: see picture

by Sharnaz Shahid

The first picture of Michelle Keegan as Star Wars heroine Princess Leia has been released. The 29-year-old has transformed into the iconic role, which was made famous by the late Carrie Fisher, for Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness' new comedy ITV sketch, called The Keith and Paddy Picture Show. Earlier this year, the former Coronation Street star shared her delight about her latest venture. "I'm excited to be part of this new show with Keith and Paddy and thrilled to be taking on the iconic role of Princess Leia, a strong, female heroine and all round Star Wars legend," she said in a statement. "I had so much fun and we had such a laugh filming that I can't wait for everyone to see the final result."

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Michelle Keegan will play Princess Leia in The Keith and Paddy Picture Show

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The Keith and Paddy Picture Show is a brand new five part series, which sees Keith and Paddy attempt to recreate their favourite movies of all time, with help from a range of celebrities. Films include Dirty Dancing, JawsRocky and Ghostbusters and other guest stars include Robbie Williams, Anna Friel, Ant and Dec, Phillip Schofield and Emma Willis.

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Star Wars favourite Princess Leia was made famous by the late Carrie Fisher

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In the Star Wars special, Michelle will be joined by comedy duo Ant and Dec as Ewoks, while This Morning's Phillip will transform into Yoda, David Dickinson will play The Emperor and Jeremy Kyle will appear as himself. Meanwhile, Robbie will take part in the Ghostbusters edition of the show, playing Egon. Of his role, he said: "I had such a laugh with Keith and Paddy filming Ghostbusters and I'm thrilled to be playing Egon... I ain't afraid of no ghosts!" [sic]

The Keith and Paddy Picture Show, starts Saturday 6th May, 9:15pm on ITV