Actress Michelle Keegan has seen her social media followers increase after her starring role in a gripping thriller filmed in Bolton.

Michelle is in the hit series Only Fool Me Once which was filmed on location in the town, with opening scenes shot in Bolton School.

Within 24 hours it was No 1 on Netflix.

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Fool Me Once on Netflix features Bolton School in key scene

The thriller starring ex Corrie star Michelle Keegan, is based on the novel by Harlan Coban, where she plays the widowed mum and ex-soldier, Maya Stern.

The story follows Maya who witnesses her murdered husband on a secret nanny cam, which uncovers a deadly conspiracy that stretches deep into the past.

The opening scenes feature Bolton School, which has become a popular location for filming, Cold Feet and The Stranger, which was also based on a Harlan Coben novel, have been shot there.

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Analysis by Vegas Gems has found that Michelle can potentially earn up to £33,900 per sponsored Instagram post and story since the success of the series after just one week.

Michelle’s Instagram account has exploded by 203,551 new followers since the nail-biting Netflix release on January 1.

A spokesperson for Vegas Gems commented on this analysis: “The success of Michelle Keegan in ‘Fool Me Once’ has been incredible, and it is fascinating to analyse the potential earnings of this success on her personal social media.”

“We are certain that Keegan will return to our screens soon, especially since fans are disappointed by this Netflix series being one-off.”

Bolton is a popular filming destination with the likes of Peaky Blinders, It’s A Sin, Ridley, and even Our Girl, which Michelle was also a part of.