Devoted Corrie fans have watched Chesney (or Sam) grow up on screen. Now a local businessman and kebab shop owner, we can still remember Chesney getting clipped around the ear by Rita for nicking sweets!
Check out fresh faced Dennis Tanner back in his youth! Actor Philip Lowrie was in the very first 1960 episode of Corrie and, after a whopping 43 year absence, he returned to Weatherfield in 2011. By which time we'd all forgotten that he was once a little bit dishy in his day!
Crumbs! Would you look at young Emily Bishop just about to get married to mild-mannered Ernest after his imprisonment in Majorca in 1972! She's come a long way since then and today actress Eileen Derbyshire is a stalwart member of the Corrie crew with over 50 years under her belt.
Goodness gracious, young Rosie Webster has certainly grown up...Actress Helen Flanagan took on the role of school girl Rosie in 2000, leaving in 2012 to take up a position in reality TV show "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!". FHM are pretty keen on the former Miss Webster too, would you believe?
Look at cheeky little Ian Beale back in the day! After 29 years on Albert Square, is it any wonder that actor Adam Woodyatt has lost his youthful glow and boyish charm? As one of only two original EastEnders left, Adam is a Queen Vic veteran.
Good old Barbs, more ballsy than a game of no deposit bingo and more matriarchal than Her Majesty. It would be fair to crown good old Peggy Mitchell as the Queen of the Queen Vic, but she wasn't always such a brilliant battleaxe, here's a lovely glamour shot from back in her glitzy heyday!
Here's a very young Tony Hutchinson in the original Hollyoaks opening credits in 1995. 19 years on, actor Nick Pickard is Hollyoaks' longest serving cast member. His character has now evolved from a geek with little success in the romance department into "The Hutch" who, at the last count, has got 5 of the village's female characters in the family way.