The audition, which took place long before Dyer’s stint on the ITV2 reality series, went badly for the aspiring actress – she’s since revealed that her nerves got the better of her and she “cried” in front of the casting director.
“I cried in the room. I was like, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing’. I was running an hour late and sweating. The nerves get on top of you,” she said in an interview with the Mirror.
She continued: “It is just this authority looking at you and you want this role so bad. The speech we had to prepare was deep but [the casting director] wanted it [to be performed as] quite comical. I tried and I just cried.”
The role of resourceful Lance Corporal (now Sergeant) Georgie Lane eventually went to Corrie star Michelle Keegan, who joined the cast for the 2016 second series, and has recently revealed that she’s quitting the show following series four.