CORONATION Street, Emmerdale, EastEnders and Hollyoaks are all packed with love, drama and sex.
And that’s just on-screen – but backstage it’s just as much of a passion pit but which romances have blossomed behind-the-scenes – we take a look…
Max Parker and Kris Mochrie
Emmerdale’s Max and Kris play brothers Luke and Lee Posner in the ITV soap – but off-screen they’re anything other than brotherly.
HOAR Online exclusively revealed how the pair are dating after meeting on set last year.
A source exclusively told HOAR Online: “They met on Kris’ last day filming and just hit it off.
“They were cast as brothers and are really alike and have been joking that casting did a great job.
“The boys kept in touch after Kris finished on the show but they’ve spent a lot of time together over summer.
“It’s early days but they’re really enjoying themselves and who knows what the future holds.”
Natalie J Robb and Johnny McPherson
Emmerdale stars Johnny (Liam Cavanagh) and Natalie (Moira Barton) became friends on the set of the soap before things turned romantic.
They kept their relationship secret after reportedly becoming an item at the beginning of the year.
However, in a recent cast Zoom call to celebrate co-star Liam Fox’s 50th birthday, they appeared together as a couple for the first time.
Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry
Emmerdale favourites Zoe (Rhona Goskirk) and Jeff (Cain Dingle) met at drama college and have been together ever since.
The pair, who married in 2003, have two children – Violet and Stan – and live in a stunning Yorkshire home.
They share a love of gardening, and Jeff has said growing their own veg has helped his Crohn’s disease.
Joe Duttine and Sally Carman
Corrie couple Sally and Joe recently announced they were engaged.
It came hot on the heels of them revealing they were living together.
Sally (Abi Franklin) and Joe (Tim Metcalfe) were pictured in August 2018 holding hands with HOAR confirming that they hit it off while filming the soap.
Rory Douglas Speed and Nadine Mulkerrin
The couple – who play Cleo McQuee and Joel Dexter in Hollyoaks – welcomed their baby son Reggie in October last year.
The loved-up pair got engaged in a December 2018 trip to Amsterdam – just over a year after they announced they were dating.
Laura Norton and Mark Jordon
Former Heartbeat actor Mark met Laura (Kerry Wyatt) during a brief stint in the Dales, where he played Kerry’s other half Dan Spencer’s brother Daz.
The engaged pair have been dating for nearly five years and regularly post loved-up snaps on their respective social media accounts, with Laura calling him “by far the best person I know” and Mark referring to her as his “other half”.
Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden
These two first met on the set of Emmerdale in 2006 and got together a few years later.
The couple, who play Debbie Dingle and David Metcalfe, now have three children, and married in a surprise ceremony in 2018.
Their youngest child Ace Gene was born last summer.
Lesley Dunlop and Chris Chittell
Yet another couple to have hooked up in the Dales are Lesley and Chris, who play Brenda Hope and Eric Pollard.
They fell for each other long before their characters started up a romance on screen.
Both of their alter egos have since married other people on the show – Brenda’s with Bob while Eric was widowed when Val died – but they got wed in real life in 2016.
Chris has singled out meeting Lesley as a highlight of his 30 years on Emmerdale. Aww!
Anthony Cotton and Peter Eccleston
Sean Tully may be unlucky in love on the cobbles, but in real life Anthony’s met his Prince Charming.
He started dating long-term partner Peter in 2005, after they met when he was working as an assistant props buyer on Corrie.
While they have exchanged rings, they haven’t yet made it down the aisle.
Georgia Taylor and Mark Letheren
The actress, who plays Toyah Battersby on Coronation Street, has been with fellow actor Mark since they met on the set of Casualty in 2008.
She was playing medic Ruth Winters, while Mark made a guest appearance as psychiatrist Ben Harding.
The couple and their two cats share a home in Bristol.
Jane Danson and Robert Beck
Like her on-screen sister, Jane’s character Leanne Battersby has not had an easy ride when it comes to fellas.
Thankfully she’s happy and settled with former Brookside star Robert Beck in real life, whom she met at the British Soap Awards in 1999.
Though Jane had lusted after Rob long before meeting him in person, having fancied his Brookie character Peter Harrison when she was a teenager!
They wed in 2005 and have two children.
Sophie Austen and Shayne Ward
Ex Corrie star Shayne and former Hollyoaks star Sophie managed to find each other through friends.
Sophie gave birth to their daughter Willow in December 2016.
The actor recently told Lorraine Kelly that they have had to postpone their wedding because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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