Michelle Keegan Celebrates Her 30th Birthday In South Africa

Michelle was away from her friends and family on the big day...

Michelle Keegan celebrated her 30th birthday over the weekend.

Despite being away from her friends and family on the big day, it looked like the brunette beauty celebrated in style with a huge cake and some pretty impressive balloons while filming the new series of Our Girl in South Africa.

The star posted this celebratory video on her Instagram page…

She’d captioned the vid: ‘Although I wasn’t at home yesterday and missed my family and friends. The Our Girl cast and production team helped to make my birthday so special. Thankyou so much… Forever grateful! ❤️🎉✨ [sic].’

See: Michelle Keegan: ‘It’s Hard Being Apart From Mark Wright’

She also took the time to thank her fans for their birthday wishes, Tweeting: ‘Thankyou to everyone for all the birthday messages yesterday!!! Just going through them all. I had such a fab day! [sic].’

Despite not being able to be with his gorgeous wife on her special day, Mich’s hubby Mark Wright shared an adorable collection of pictures.

Alongside the photographs, he wrote: ‘Happy birthday to the best friend I ever had…. my rock, my love and the person who gives me more joy than anything in the world. THE 1…. @michkeegan.’

Other famous faces also took to Twitter to wish Michelle a happy birthday, including actors Chelsee Healey and John Thompson.

Mark’s family posted some pretty cute messages for Michelle, too.

Jess Wright, Mark’s sister and former TOWIE co-star, posted a sweet Flipagram selection of snaps dedicated to the birthday girl…

Jess captioned the snaps: ‘Happy 30th birthday to this gorgeous one!!!!!!! @michkeegan welcome to the dirty thirties it’s the best 😍love you loads girl have a wicked day can’t wait to see you soon! 🎉🎈❤️🎁.’

See: Michelle Keegan And Mark Wright Celebrate Second Wedding Anniversary

Mark’s mum Carol shared a gorgeous picture of Michelle and Mark on their wedding day, writing: ‘Happy birthday @michkeegan your beautiful inside and out, we all miss you and can’t wait to celebrate with you love you lots. 🎂🎂🎂🎂🍾🍾🍾🍹🍾❤️❤️❤️❤️ [sic].’

We wish the wonderful Michelle a belated happy birthday, too!

By Emily Jefferies