Strictly’s Will Mellor has a famous soap star ex – can you guess who?


WILL Mellor has been entertaining us all every weekend on Strictly Come Dancing, and the actor’s wife and kids have been cheering on his success.

But did you know that the Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps star was once in a relationship with a well-known soap star?

Will is currently starring in Strictly Come Dancing

Will Mellor and Angela Griffin dating in the 1990s, but stayed friends after, pictured here in 2003

Well over 20 years ago, back in the late 90s, Will, 46, used to date Coronation Street star Angela Griffin.

Angela, 46, is best known for her role as Fiona Middleton on Corrie, but also starred in Waterloo Road and Holby City.

The pair were in a relationship for over two years, and it was regularly described as a “tumultuous” one, with various regularly making the headlines.

Back in 2001, following their break-up, Angela spoke to The Mirror and revealed how she’d sworn off ever dating other actors following her relationship with Will.

She said: “I’ve only been out with one actor before and I’m steering clear.”

It followed allegations that he’d cheated on her during their time together.

Angela also said in the interview: “Maybe 50 per cent of the stories were untrue, but some were spot on.’

However, she did clarify: “We’re still good mates, though.”

Over two decades later, both Angela and Will have found love and settled down, both with families of their own.

Angela wed her husband Jason Milligan back in 2006, and they have two daughters together called Tallulah, 18, and Mellissa, 15.

Will married his longtime love Michelle McSween back in 2007, but they’d met shortly after things ended with Angela in 1999.

They were both appearing in the same stage musical Oh, What a Night.

Angela pictured with her husband Jason and two daughters, Tallulah and Mellissa

Will pictured with wife Michelle, daughter Renee and son Jayden

They initially broke up in 2004, shortly before son Jayden, 18, was born, but made up and got back together shortly after.

They then went on to have daughter Renee, 14, in 2008.

After their wedding in 2007, Will told the Sunday People he was over the moon to finally call Michelle “my wife”.

He said: “We were always a good unit but now we’re married, it feels stronger somehow, more solid.

“Can you believe it? I’m an old married man now and I love it!”

He added: “I told Michelle we both had to be 100 per cent and she felt the same way because neither of us wants to do this all again.”

Will has been partnered with Nancy Xu on the BBC show

Will’s family came to watch him during a recent episode of Strictly