1. Hollyoaks: Sol Patrick (Paul Danan)
After playing Sol from 1997-2001, Danan featured on Celebrity Love Island in 2005. He returned to the island again in 2006, as well as presenting a show called Date My Girlfriend.
4. Coronation Street: Raquel Watts (Sarah Lancashire)
Lancashire played barmaid Raquel from 1991-1996 (with a guest appearance in 1999). Since then, she has appeared in Doctor Who, The Paradise, Last Tango in Halifax and has been nominated for two BAFTA’s, and an Olivier Award.
5. Coronation Street: Nick Tilsley (Adam Rickitt)
Rickitt played Nick Tisley in Coronation Street between 1997-1999, launching a pop career in 1999. Since then, he has returned to the soap for a brief spell between 2002-2004 and stood for election as a Conservative MP. He currently works as a charity fundraiser.
7. Coronation Street: Zoe Tattersall (Joanne Froggatt)
Frogatt began her career in Coronation Street between 1997-1999, and went on to feature in The Royle Family, Life on Mars and Spooks. She currently plays Anna Smith on Downton Abbey - a role which won her an Emmy nomination.