By Joe Royle

29th November 2018

Did you know 42% of people have either dated someone they work with? Soapland is a breeding ground for good looking people so they’re bound to fancy one another. Some soap stars have even married one another, remember when Tina O’Brien and Ryan Thomas were together?

Well, here are 7 of soaps biggest real-life romances you might not have known about:

1. Sammy Winward and James Sutton (Katie Sugden and Ryan Lamb, Emmerdale)

This couple got together on and off screen. James joined the show during a break from playing Paul McQueen in Hollyoaks in 2009 but it wasn’t to be with these two. They split a year after meeting.

A source told The Sun, “Sammy and James seemed perfect for each other. Everyone thought they would go the distance and some people still think they could get back together.

“They are a strikingly gorgeous couple and the chemistry you saw on screen was there in real life, too.

“It’s a shame they’ve split up, but they’re both being very professional.”

James moved onto Corrie’s Catherine Tyldesley but things didn’t last long and Catherine dumped him for being “too immature” and “still hung up on Sammy”. Oooooops! He’s a bit unlucky in love, isn’t he!

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