Were There Military Gaffes In Michelle Keegan’s Our Girl?

Viewers have been taking to Twitter to criticise the BBC1 drama's portrayal of life in the British Army...

Michelle Keegan‘s show Our Girl made quite an impact when it debuted on Wednesday night.

In the second series of the BBC1 Army drama, Mich has taken over the lead role from EastEnders‘ Lacey Turner.

See: Michelle Keegan’s Loved Ones Were *Very* Excited About Our Girl

Michelle Keegan plays medic Corporal Georgie Lane in Our Girl

Michelle Keegan plays medic Corporal Georgie Lane in Our Girl

She plays medic Georgie Lane, who embarks on a dangerous humanitarian mission to Kenya after being left at the altar by fiancé Elvis Harte (Luke Pasqualino).

It was a dramatic opener – and ended on a huge cliffhanger. But in case you haven’t caught up yet, we won’t give anything away.

Fans were quick to praise the ex-Coronation Street star for her performance.

Michelle Keegan has taken over from Lacey Turner in the lead role

Michelle Keegan has taken over from Lacey Turner in the lead role

Tweets included: ‘Never usually watch anything like #OurGirl but so glad I did. @michkeegan is amazing! ❤️,’ and: ‘@michkeegan #OurGirl was fantastic tonight! I really enjoyed it and wasn’t expecting what happened! [sic].’

But unfortunately for the 29-year-old, not everyone had quite such positive things to say.

Some viewers – especially those who’ve worked in the Army – couldn’t help pointing out a few military gaffes.

SQUAD goals!!!! ???????? Who's ready?? #ourgirl TONIGHT 9pm @bbcone

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They claimed that the writers had made mistakes with weaponry, costumes and technology, with one writing: ‘@michkeegan would never ever ever be with out a weapon, did Iraq, Afghanistan & Africa my weapon never left my side, only critic sorry ☺️☺️.’

Other comments included: ‘#OurGirl Why have the squaddies and an OFFICER nonetheless all got stubble and hipster beards? The onsite military adviser should be sacked,’ and: ‘Since when have the military been allowed mobile phones, let alone with signal on a humanitarian mission in Kenya #OurGirl #Army [sic].’

Then there were these messages…

Hmm. What did you think of Mich’s first outing as Georgie? Let us know over on Twitter @lookmagazine.