We love it here at Unreality TV when art mirror’s life in the soap world, and nothing does it better than when two soap actors fall in love after the camera turns off.
In EastEnders you have the young relationships of co-stars Matt Lapinskas (Anthony Moon) and Shona McGarty (Whitney Dean) and the more recent romance between Tony Discipline (Tyler Moon) and Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning). In Emmerdale there is the bizarre real life marriage between Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle) and Zoe Henry (Rhona the vet) and the engagement between Charley Webb (Debbie Dingle) and Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalfe).
In Coronation Street the path of true love doesn’t run quite so smooth, with all off-screen romances resulting in one half leaving the show, like Samia Ghadie (Maria Connor) and Will Thorp (Chris the wife-beater) and Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw) and Tina O’Brien (Sarah Louise Grimshaw), who spilt up not long after O’Brien’s departure.
Hollyoaks have just got used to the surprising, but oh-so-fitting relationship between the actors who arguably play two of the most powerful and influential roles in the show, Emmett J. Scanlan (Brendan Brady) and Claire Cooper (Jackie McQueen) and whilst we were all still discussing this, and just how beautiful their babies would be, along came Holly!
Holly Weston plays fiery sixth-former Ash, who is currently heavily involved in the recent shocking, and excellent, Who Killed Lynsey storyline, but despite what must be a jam-packed filming schedule, she has revealed that she too has found love on the set of Hollyoaks, with David Atkins, who plays Rob!
According to the sun newspaper, Holly has confirmed their relationship and has said that she feels optimistic that they have a future together.
She said: “I hope so. There’s always sparks and magic.”
Holly first found fame in the 2008 film Filth and Wisdom, which was directed by Madonna, and more recently has starred in a short film called Gallop, in which she plays a young girl who falls in love a bar manager who finds out he has multiple sclerosis.
She said: “The film is a love story. When David saw it, he really liked it.”
We wish Holly and David all the luck and love in the world!
Watch Gallop in the clip below:
Hollyoaks can be seen week nights at 6.30pm on Channel4/Channel4 HD.