EXCLUSIVE! Michelle Keegan talks exclusively to Now about her upcoming wedding to Mark Wright and how it's going living together

Michelle Keegan invited us to join her in Ibiza for her Lipsy fashion launch – and we couldn’t help but have a girly goss.

She talks to us about how it’s going living with fiance Mark Wright in their new Essex home and how she’s getting on with their wedding plans…

How’s life in Essex?

It’s good! I’ve still got loads of my stuff, especially clothes, back in Manchester because I don’t want to be living out of boxes. We’ve stayed in the new house a couple of times but next week I’m moving down properly. I’m really enjoying it. I haven’t had a night at home not doing anything, so Mark and I were saying how nice it’ll be when we can finally just stay in and chill. We’d like to be able to watch a film and cook together.

Is it different being an Essex girl?

I’ve been up and down for two years and I get on so well with everyone there – it’s always felt like a second home. My mum and dad and brother have been down a lot. Maybe it hasn’t hit me yet that I’ve moved, but so far everything’s fine. It was always the plan to move down south after I left Corrie, so the fact I’m with Mark has made it so much better because I’m not on my own now.

And how are your wedding preparations going?

We’ve both been so busy with work and the house move and my Lipsy collection, but so far we’ve managed to do all the main things – it’s just finishing off all the little bits now. It’s exciting!

Finally, what else have you got coming up?
I’ve got a new acting role. It’s a drama and I’m starting filming in late September. I’ve known for a while but I haven’t been able to say anything. I’m so happy! I waited and it was the right job for me. I went to a few auditions and I got a offered a few things but I turned them down and I’m happy I did that because this is a dream role for me. I chose the job really carefully. I turned down a lot of requests, including a lot of reality TV. I read this script and I loved it straight away. I feel really blessed as I only left Corrie in April and I’m really looking forward to filming soon.

* The Lipsy London Love Michelle Keegan collection is available nationwide at Lipsy stores and lipsy.co.uk

Read Michelle Keegan‘s full interview in this week’s Now magazine dated 1 September 2014 – download the digital edition now!

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