It's safe to say that Michelle Keegan is one of the nation's sweethearts as she never seems able to put a foot wrong.

The northern beauty has been super busy recently filming the third series of Our Girl in South Africa which FINALLY aired on Tuesday night. However, her "unrealistic" appearance on the highly anticipated BBC drama left plenty of viewers less than impressed...

Credit: BBC One/Our Girl

As the first scenes aired Mich, who plays army medic Corporal Georgie Lane, was relentlessly mocked on social media for having such a flawless face of make-up in a war zone. Ooops.

One fan sarcastically questioned: "Watching for 1st time. Never knew female troops had space to take make-up with them on manoeuvre or us it just troops!

"I find it hard to contemplate a medic in the third world with a full face of semi permanent make-up, lip fillers, botox & fake tan [sic]," slammed a second.

A third blasted: " - not a great first episode. How does Georgie's make up stay so perfect, through war & earthquakes?"

A final tweeted: "Michelle Keegan on a Nepalese Humanitarian Mission complete with mascara, lipgloss, and eyebrow pencil #OurGirl."

This wasn't the only criticism the first ep received though. Our Girl viewers lashed out at "embarrassing" camera work during an earthquake, claiming that the scenes were unconvincing as the camera just "wobbled around" a bit.

Michelle herself had claimed that the show's stunts had cost "thousands" meaning expectations were pretty high for the first episode.

"The earthquake effects were embarrassing and the story unrealistic. Poor script. Not good," posted one fan.

Another added: "Sh*t first episode of at least make the things fall off the tables when there's a aftershock or earthquake, not just wobble the camera."

Rachel Andrews

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