What are the one-time stars of soap up to now?

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Could Wal­ford mur­derer Chrissie Watts be re­leased from jail? Ac­cord­ing to Tracy Ann Ober­man, who played her from 2004 to 2005, it’s a pos­si­bil­ity – and she loves that peo­ple still ask her about the char­ac­ter. “I think it’s hum­bling,” she says. “Eas­ten­ders is an in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ence – and to have been part of mur­der­ing Dirty Den was very ex­cit­ing, so I’ll take it as a com­pli­ment. It was beau­ti­fully writ­ten. It’s great to have had a char­ac­ter who made that much of an im­pact.” But would she like to re­turn? “You never say never,” she chuck­les. “She’s done more time than most ac­tual mur­der­ers!”


For­mer Corona­tion Street star Sean Ward (who played vil­lain Cal­lum Lo­gan) has spo­ken out about his bat­tle with de­pres­sion, ex­plain­ing how he de­cided to give up his ad­dic­tions to al­co­hol, cannabis and pornog­ra­phy to over­come his men­tal health prob­lems. “I’m now back in con­trol,” wrote Sean, along­side a video he shared on so­cial me­dia.


Ex-wal­ford star Patsy Palmer (aka Bianca Jack­son) is a proud mum, as her 17-year-old daugh­ter

Emilia Merkell has be­come a cover star of glossy fash­ion mag Tatler. The as­pir­ing model ad­mit­ted she found it hard to see her mother on screen as Bianca. “I did used to get up­set watch­ing her,” re­veals Emilia. “I thought it was too weird!”

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