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90s Soap Stars: Then And Now

From Albert Square to Emmerdale Farm, time marches on.

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4. Coronation Street: Raquel Watts (Sarah Lancashire)

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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.

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5. Coronation Street: Nick Tilsley (Adam Rickitt)

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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.

6. Coronation Street: Tanya Pooley (Eva Pope)

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Pope featured on Coronation Street from 1993-1994. She currently plays Rachel Mason in school drama Waterloo Road, and has featured in Cold Feet, Life on Mars, Spooks and more.

7. Coronation Street: Zoe Tattersall (Joanne Froggatt)

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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.

8. Eastenders: Tiffany Mitchell (Martine McCutcheon)

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McCutcheon was massively popular as Tiffany between 1994-1998. A singing career followed, as well as roles in Love, Actually and Echo Beach. She announced bankruptcy earlier this year.

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10. Eastenders: Jamie Mitchell (Jack Ryder)

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Ryder featured on Eastenders between 1998-2002, going on to join The Archers in 2008. In 2012, his self-written and directed short film Act of Memory was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

11. Eastenders: Steve Owen (Martin Kemp)

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Kemp played Owen in Eastenders from 1998-2002, winning the Soap Award for 'Villain of the Year' in 2000. He participated in Celebrity Big Brother in 2012, coming third in the competition.

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16. Brookside: Beth Jordache (Anna Friel)

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Friel gave British television its first lesbian kiss, while playing Beth Jordache from 1993-1995. Since then, she has appeared in Pushing Daisies, Timeline and The King of Soho.

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17. Neighbours: Felicity Scully (Holly Valance)

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Flick was on Neighbours between 1999-2002, until Valance left to pursue a music career. She appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2011, and is currently a judge on Ultimate Shopper.