Michelle Keegan has often come under fire for her made up appearance on Our Girl.
She is supposed to portray a Corporal in the army – yet never has an eyebrow or lash extension out of place – even in the middle of a war zone.
Appearing on The Andrew Marr Show today, Michelle defended her appearance and insists it’s "normal" for women in the army to have a groomed appearance.
"It has been noted that you’re right on the front line and you’re looking great, you’re heavily made up," Marr said.
Immediately on the defence, Michelle said: "I have had a few comments about wearing makeup but in fact I’m actually not."
She continued: "I actually have tattooed eyebrows, so straight away people are like, ‘You’re not allowed tattooed eyebrows in the army’.
"When in fact, they’re actually tattooed, I can’t wipe them off and a lot of the makeup is down to a minimum.
"And I’ve met girls who do work in the army and who are medics and they say, ‘Well, that’s normal.’"
Viewers of the BBC show that returns on Tuesday have previously criticised her "perfect" look complaining that she looked too "done up".
While others suggested that she looked "oddly plastic" while playing medic Georgie Lane.
"How does Michelle Keegan’s makeup stay flawless on a relief mission in Nepal and mine can’t survive my commute to work," one viewer tweeted while watching the last series.
"A house collapses on Michelle Keegan yet still still manages to look flawless," another added.
Meanwhile, Michelle has called on the government to increase funding for our under-pressure armed forces.
Asked what she thought about the pressure the Army is under, after having worked so closely with them, she said: “I have seen what’s going on. And I think the government should be pumping more money into the army. 100%.
“They not only fight for our country but they help countries all around the world.”
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