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

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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.

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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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