Ex-'EastEnders' star Lacey Turner has put her market stall days on Albert Square far behind her, after signing up for the army in BBC war drama 'Our Girl'.
In the first look photo below, a newly-blonde Turner is shown before and after joining the military as character Molly Dawes in Tony Grounds' single 90-minute drama.
The story focuses on Dawes, a girl with little future, who joins the Royal Army Medical Corps and heads to the war in Afghanistan.
Turner said: "I am so excited to be a part of 'Our Girl', it is a beautifully written drama of one girl's journey through life. Molly is such an interesting character who shows such strength and determination. She's a girl who you cannot help but love."
Writer and creator Tony Grounds said: "This is a film about a female combatant but she is also a daughter and a sister. Every soldier is a citizen first and we explore their choices that lead them to an Army training camp and how the ensuing months will change their lives for ever."
Controller of drama production and executive producer John Yorke added: "I am delighted that Lacey Turner is returning to BBC One to play Molly Dawes, a character who is as colourful, unique and powerful as Stacey Slater was when she first arrived on the channel eight years ago."
Since leaving Albert Square in 2010, Turner's credits have included 'Being Human', 'Bedlam' and supernatural series 'Switch'.
'Our Girl' will air on BBC One in March.Suggest a correction