Former EastEnders star Lacey Turner is to star in a new army-based drama for BBC One, according to The Sun.

Turner – who can currently be seen in ITV2’s Switch – will play a young army recruit Molly in a one-off 90 minute instalment titled Our Girl.

The drama sees Molly join the Royal Army Medical Corps after throwing up outside a recruitment office while out celebrating her 18th birthday and follows her through training and into active service in Afghanistan.

A BBC spokesperson revealed: “Molly is as colourful, unique and powerful as Stacey Slater was when she first arrived on the channel eight years ago.”

Turner meanwhile described Molly as “an interesting character who shows such strength and determination.”

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