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12 Soap Opera Facts That Will Make You Feel Old

You may wish to sit down for this. On the sofa, of course.

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1. Kylie is now older than Anne Charleston was when she played her mother in Neighbours.

When the Aussie soap began in 1985, Charleston was 42. Kylie is now 45.


5. It is now 18 years since Julie Goodyear left Corrie.


She made a brief, unsuccessful return in 2002, but dropped out soon after starting filming. Her scenes were hastily rewritten and a character played by Maureen Lipman was introduced to cover her storylines.

6. Bethany will now be the same age as Sarah-Lou was when she had her.


Coronation Street courted controversy with soap's youngest-ever gymslip Mum when Sarah-Louise platt became pregnant at 13. This was in 2000 - 13 years ago.



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