FORMER Coronation Street favourite and Our Girl star Michelle Keegan was spotted out and about in Bacup on Tuesday.

The actress, who was born in Stockport, was in town filming for a new Sky One comedy series, Brassic.

And Bacup residents couldn’t believe their luck when they spied the northern lass pounding the cobbled streets of their little town.

Diane Hart who works in the Kandy Corner on Bankside Lane said: “She came past the back of my shop at about 1.30pm but didn’t come in sadly.

“It would have been brill if she had popped in. To be fair, some of the film crew and location team did.”

Steven Smith, who captured the images of Michelle, said: “There have been several locations over last few days and Michelle did three costume-changes on the shoot outside the pub.”

This isn’t the first time a TV show has been shot in Bacup. Crews from BBC’s Waterloo Road filmed some scenes at Futures Park, and Bacup was also used as a location in the 1961 classic film, Whistle Down the Wind.

Brassic has been co-created by Chorley actor Joe Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst, the writer behind Netflix’s Michael C Hall-fronted thriller, Safe.

Gilgun has appeared in Emmerdale and Misfits but is probably best-known for playing the role of Woody in This Is England.

Brassic stars Gilgun as Vinnie, a man from the north of England with bipolar disorder and his best mate Dylan, played by Ripper Street’s Damien Molony, whose girlfriend Erin, played by Keegan, decides to leave town.

Filming began in the town a few weeks ago but it is believed the cast and crew have now relocated to Manchester.

Brassic, which has been dubbed as a ‘Shameless-esque comedy’ is set to be aired on Sky One next year.

Gilgun said: “Bipolar is a big part of my life.

“We want to show you can have mental health issues and in some cases live an exciting life, full of adventure.”