Ex-EastEnder wows US TV viewers

Michelle Ryan left Albert Square to see if she could make it in the US – and she sure has.

As the star of The Bionic Woman, she’s pulled in just under 14 million viewers – NBC’s biggest midweek premiere since the launch of The West Wing eight years ago.

Lindsay Wagner was the first Bionic Woman in the 1970s and Michelle, 23 – who played Zoe Slater in EastEnders until 2005 – was a surprise choice for the remake.

In fact, she’s sensational as Jaime Sommers, a barmaid who’s had her body rebuilt after a car accident with advanced technology.

Michelle’s character is ‘a more sober, less sunny and more formidable presence’ than Lindsay Wagner’s says the Washington Post.

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