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Michelle Keegan grabs a bite to eat on the set of her new drama Ten Pound Poms in Australia

Michelle Keegan grabs a healthy bite to eat as she remains in costume as nurse Kate on the set of her new 1950s drama Ten Pound Poms in Australia

Michelle Keegan grabbed a very healthy bite to eat between scenes on the set of her new BBC 1950s drama Ten Pound Poms in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday.

The actress, 35, who plays nurse Kate in the series, held packets of salt in her mouth as she used both hands to pile her plate with a nutritious salad. 

Michelle wrapped up warm in a padded coat on her break, which she wore over her costume that consisted of a light shirt and khaki slacks. 

Hands full: Michelle Keegan held salt packets in her mouth as she grabbed a bite to eat on the set of her new 1950s drama Ten Pound Poms in Australia on Tuesday

Hands full: Michelle Keegan held salt packets in her mouth as she grabbed a bite to eat on the set of her new 1950s drama Ten Pound Poms in Australia on Tuesday 

Ready for action! Following lunch Michelle returned to set to film further scenes

Ready for action! Following lunch Michelle returned to set to film further scenes 

She styled her brunette tresses back from her beautiful face while completing the look with a pair of vintage boots. 

The actress returned to her trailer to tuck into lunch before slipping off her jacket as she returned to film further scenes on set.

Ten Pound Poms follows a group of Brits as they leave dreary post-war Britain in 1956 to embark on a life-altering adventure on the other side of the world.

Hungry: Michelle wrapped up warm in a padded coat which she wore over her costume that consisted of a light shirt and khaki slacks

Hungry: Michelle wrapped up warm in a padded coat which she wore over her costume that consisted of a light shirt and khaki slacks

Lunch break: The former Corrie actress piled her plate with a nutritious salad

Lunch break: The former Corrie actress piled her plate with a nutritious salad 

For only ten pounds, they have been promised a better house, better job prospects and a better quality of life by the sea in sun-soaked Australia.

But life down under isn’t exactly the idyllic dream the new arrivals have been promised. 

Struggling with their new identity as immigrants, we follow their triumphs and pitfalls as they adapt to a new life in a new country, far from Britain and familiarity.

Hygiene: The star used a plastic glove as she served herself lunch alongside her co-stars and crew

Hygiene: The star used a plastic glove as she served herself lunch alongside her co-stars and crew

Tucking in: Michelle enjoyed a break between her intense scenes where she plays a nurse called Kate

Tucking in: Michelle enjoyed a break between her intense scenes where she plays a nurse called Kate 

At the heart of the drama are Annie (Faye Marsay) and Terry Roberts (Warren Brown). 

They try to make the best of the situation for their family, but the poor living conditions at the migrant hostel and local attitudes towards immigrants test them in ways they couldn’t have imagined. 

They aren’t the only people at the hostel avoiding the truth. Kate (Michelle) is a young nurse who arrives without her fiancé and will do whatever it takes to try and rewrite her devastating past.

Back to base: Michelle returned to her trailer, that featured her characters name on the door, to tuck into lunch

Back to base: Michelle returned to her trailer, that featured her characters name on the door, to tuck into lunch 

Drama: Ten Pound Poms follows a group of Brits as they leave dreary post-war Britain in 1956 to embark on a life-altering adventure on the other side of the world

Drama: Ten Pound Poms follows a group of Brits as they leave dreary post-war Britain in 1956 to embark on a life-altering adventure on the other side of the world

Bill (Leon Ford) has lost his family business back home and is so desperate to prove he’s living the Australian dream that he’ll stop at nothing in order to get a lifestyle he can’t sustain.

Teenager Stevie (Declan Coyle) comes from a troubled background and hopes to use this new adventure to escape his oppressive father. Meanwhile, Ron (Rob Collins), an Indigenous Australian war veteran, struggles with feeling like an outsider in his own country.

The Ten Pound Poms filming images comes after it was reported Michelle is to take in £2.5m from her TV work, as she and husband Mark Wright are thought to be TV’s richest young couple. 

Big bucks: The Ten Pound Poms filming images comes after it was reported Michelle is to take in £2.5m from her TV work, as she and husband Mark Wright are thought to be TV's richest young couple (pictured together last year)

Big bucks: The Ten Pound Poms filming images comes after it was reported Michelle is to take in £2.5m from her TV work, as she and husband Mark Wright are thought to be TV’s richest young couple (pictured together last year)

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