All the stars of the biggest soap operas including EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale that you DIDN’T know were related
SOAP fans will know all about the Dingles, Barlows and Beales clans, but when it comes to the stars behind the characters, it’s also a family affair.
Sally Dynevor has played Sally Metcalfe in Corrie since 1986.
Their eldest daughter Phoebe is set to star in Netflix’s Bridgerton, while younger daughter Hattie will soon be starring in BBC drama Waterloo Road.
And the Dynevors are far from the only soap opera dynasty.
Carl Greenwood, editor of Sun’s Soaps, says: “Soaps exist in a kind of bubble.
“The people who work on it spend a lot of time there.
“It’s rarely a nine-to-five job, so the actors are naturally attracted to each other.
“Besides, their families will be there.”
From the Lomas-Webbs to the Swashes, Hayley Minn reveals the soap stars you never knew were related…
i am a celebrity . . . Get me out of here! Runner-up Emily Atack, 33, must have gotten her acting skills from her mum, aunt and uncle – as they’re all soap stars.
Her mother Kate Robbins, 64, had a brief stint in EastEnders as Jen Glover in 2021.
Meanwhile, her aunt Amy Robbins, 52, recently joined the Corrie cast as Christina Boyd, Daisy Midgley’s neglectful mother.
Her uncle Ted Robbins, 67, played Brendan Finch in Corrie from 2015 to 2016.
CHARLEY Webb, 35, who played Debbie Dingle on Emmerdale from 2002 to 2021, is the sister of 47-year-old Jamie Lomas, who plays lovable villain Warren Fox on Hollyoaks.
Jamie also played Jake Stone in EastEnders from 2013-2015.
Jamie was formerly married to Kym Marsh, 46, who played Michelle Connor in Corrie from 2006 to 2019 – and they share daughter Polly, 12.
Charley is now married to Matthew Wolfenden, 42, who also stars in Emmerdale as David Metcalfe, and they have three children.
CORRIE star William Roache has played Ken Barlow since 1960 – and holds the Guinness World Record for longest-serving male television star in a continuous role.
His sons have also gotten in on the action, playing Ken’s son and grandson on screen.
Bill’s eldest son Linus, 59, played Ken’s son Peter from 1973 to 1975 before returning in 2010 as Ken’s long-lost son Lawrence Cunningham.
To complicate matters further, Bill’s son James, 37, played Lawrence’s on-screen son James.
AMY Walsh, 35, joined Emmerdale in 2014 as Tracy Metcalfe, David’s estranged wife.
Her sister Sally Walsh, 45, starred as Lyn Hutchinson on the same soap opera between 1997 and 2000.
The couple also have a third famous sister, former Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh, 41.
GREG Wood, 43, is just about the most popular soap opera villain, having starred as Rick Neelan on Coronation Street from 2009-2022, Trevor Royle on Hollyoaks from 2013-2016, and Terry Gibson on Brookside from 2002-2003.
His brother Matt Milburn also gets around in Soapworld.
He has starred in Hollyoaks and Emmerdale and has played the footballer Tommy Orpington in Corrie on and off since 2016.
JILL Halfpenny, 47, played no-nonsense police officer Kate Morton in EastEnders from 2002 to 2005, originally as Phil Mitchell’s love interest.
Meanwhile, her 31-year-old niece, Chelsea Halfpenny, played Amy Wyatt in Emmerdale from 2010 to 2013.
RYAN Thomas, 38, won young Corrie fans when he joined the soap opera as the handsome Jason Grimshaw on Christmas Day 2000 and stayed there until 2016.
His younger brother Adam, 34, signed with Emmerdale in 2009 where he played Adam Barton and is now playing Waterloo Road after reprising his role as Donte.
Adam’s eight-year-old son Teddy has just starred alongside him in Waterloo Road, as has Ryan’s 14-year-old daughter Scarlett – who he shares with Corrie star Tina O’Brien – who recently made her acting debut as Izzy.
As if that wasn’t enough, the third Thomas brother, Adam’s twin Scott, showed up on Love Island in 2016.
LACEY Turner, 35, has played Stacey Slater at EastEnders since 2004.
Her younger sister Lily Harvey, 22, briefly played Shenice Quinn on EastEnders in 2011 and her sister Daisy Turner, 32, was on rival soap Hollyoaks in 2011 as the villainous Rebecca Massey.
JOE Swash, 41, rose to fame as Mickey Miller in EastEnders in 2003.
A year later, his sister Shana Swash, 32, joined as his on-screen sister Demi Miller, a role Lacey Turner originally auditioned for.
Shana left East Enders in 2006 and Joe followed two years later.
RICHARD Fleeshman, 33, became every teenager’s heartthrob when he played the goth Craig Harris in Corrie from 2002 to 2006.
But his mother Sue Jenkins, 64, had already hit the cobbles, playing Gloria Todd from 1985-88.
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