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The Cast Of "Hollyoaks" Then And Now

It's a miracle any of them have survived.

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Nick Pickard (Tony Hutchinson)

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Channel 4

Pictured here in 1995 and 2015.

Fact: Tony is the longest running Hollyoaks character, and has been in the show since the beginning. During his twenty years on the show Tony has managed to sleep with four members of the McQueen Family (Jacqui, Mercedes, Tina, and Theresa) what a dark horse.

Sarah Jayne Dunn (Mandy Hutchinson)

Channel 4

Pictured here in 1997 and 2015.


Fact:
Dunn appeared in the 2004 Hollyoaks Dance workout DVD.

Gary Lucy (Lucas Morgan)

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Pictured here in 1999 and 2014.

Fact: After Hollyoaks Lucy starred in hit TV drama Footballers Wives.

James Redmond (Rory Finnigan)

Channel 4

Pictured here in 1999 and 2012.

Fact: After Hollyoaks Redmond presented children's TV show SM:TV with Cat Deeley, Tess Daily and Big Brother winner Brian Dowling. But he was sacked after just a few months.

Terri Dwyer (Ruth Osbourne)

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Pictured here in 1995 with fellow Hollyoaks cast members Jeremy Edwards and Will Mellor, and in 2013.

Fact: Dwyer has an active personal website, and her thought for this week is "The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy — it's all that matters." So remember that people.

Will Mellor (Jambo Bolton)

Pictured here in 1996 and 2015.

Fact: Mellor went on to have a successful acting career, starring in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and White Van Man.

Jimmy Mckenna (Jack Osbourne)

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Pictured here in the blurry days of 1996 with Tony, and in 2014.

Fact: Jimmy Mckenna used to be a professional footballer for Sheffield United but his career was cut short after a back injury.

Jeremy Edwards (Kurt Benson)

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Pictured here in 1996 and 2012.

Fact: Jeremy was engaged to former S Club 7 member Rachel Stevens, he proposed on Valentines Day 2002, but they broke up in 2004.

Jessica Fox (Nancy Hayton)

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Pictured here in 2005 and 2014.

Fact: Jessica Fox was a successful child actor, with many roles in film and TV, including voicing the role of the ghost of christmas past in The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Warren Brown (Andy Holt)

Pictured here in 2005 and 2014.

Fact: Brown didn't hang around in Hollyoaks for long, just one year, but afterwards he had a successful acting career, appearing in such shows as Agatha Christie's Marple, Casualty and three series of Luther.

Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay)

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Pictured here in 2008 and 2015.

Fact: Richardson came out on This Morning in 2010, a decision he has said was inspired by X Factor winner Joe McElderry's own honesty about his sexuality.

Ashley Slanina-Davies (Amy Barnes)

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Pictured here in 2008 and 2011.

Fact: The character Ashley played, Amy, has had a hard life, even for a Hollyoaks character. She had two teen pregnancies, has given birth twice on the kitchen floor, had an abusive relationship, and her sister was killed in a sky diving accident.

Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen)

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Pictured here in 2006 and 2014.

Fact: Metcalfe co-owns a boutique called The Closet, in Liverpool, which hires out and sells designer dresses. She co-owns the shop with fellow Hollyoaks stars Claire Cooper (Jacqui McQueen) and Leah Hackett (Tina Reilly).

Claire Cooper (Jacqui McQueen)

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Pictured here in her first ever episode in 2006 and in 2013.

Fact: Before appearing in Hollyoaks Cooper was in one episode of Coronation street.

Ellis Hollins (Tom Cunningham)

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Pictured here in 2005 (aged 6) and 2015.

Fact: Ellis' character, Tom, has had seven legal Guardians since he started on the show in 1999, four of which have died. He has also had three near death experiences himself. If you don't feel old enough already, SPOILER, he's about to get someone pregnant.