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GRIPPING THRILLER: Laura Carmichael (pictured) stars alongside Jessica De Gouw in 'The Secrets She Keeps' on RTE 1

GRIPPING THRILLER: Laura Carmichael (pictured) stars alongside Jessica De Gouw in 'The Secrets She Keeps' on RTE 1

GRIPPING THRILLER: Laura Carmichael (pictured) stars alongside Jessica De Gouw in 'The Secrets She Keeps' on RTE 1

A new thriller about a woman who obsesses over another woman's seemingly perfect life will take the place of Normal People as RTE's latest summer hit sensation.

Laura Carmichael, who plays the lead role in The Secrets She Keeps, says she has spent the last few weeks watching Normal People with her girlfriends and is feeling the pressure as the woman stepping up to the plate.

"It is huge pressure - it was such a phenomenal show," she says. "It was amazing when we were all in lockdown that we had a TV show that we could watch and share and chat to our mates about. So I hope this can be something people enjoy as 'a live TV moment' in the same way."