1. The cast are very, very glam
2. Seriously... seriously glam
3. And they get on really well in real life and go on glam holidays to places like Ibiza
4. And the park...
5. But some of the acting is actually very, very good...
And the cast go on to big things
6. The McQueen family are the sassiest and best family in any soap... and they know it
7. Although the new Roscoe family are edging closer to stealing the title
Can't think why... OH WAIT
8. Murderers are sexy...
9. ... And date each other in real life
10. At some time or another, your favourite character will likely turn gay
11. Which is 100% a good thing, as this relationship was probably the best and most romantic yet painful thing to be emotionally involved with
Even though it ended in total heartbreak
12. Danny Mac aka "Dodger" consistently wins sexiest male at pretty much every soap awards
13. Darren Osborne has gone from wearing string vests...
To being a god of the dancefloor
14. Tony is still there, and has been since day 1
15. It has the nicest student halls of residence in the whole of the country
16. When you giggle at your favourite characters saying "sh*g" and "sh*t" in the late night specials
17. That scene after the credits
18. And finally... LITTLE TOM!!!
THANK YOU HOLLYOAKS
Here's to 18 more years!