TV stars you never knew were related

How many of these did you know?

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by Alex Ross |
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Every so often, the news that certain TV stars are actually related does the rounds, and people who previously had no clue are always left utterly stunned. Take former EastEnders star Rita Simons and Lord Alan Sugar, for example - when she was on I'm A Celeb! in 2018, people on Twitter literally couldn't believe that they're related.

There's also Oscar winner Gary Oldman and EastEnders actress Laila Morse (AKA Big Mo) who are brother and sister, and Hollyoaks' Jamie Lomas and Emmerdale's Charley Webb, whose family ties came to light when he was on I'm A Celeb! in 2017.

Charley, who plays Debbie Dingle in the ITV soap, wrote on Twitter, 'It's TIME..........@imacelebrity now on @ITV. Excited to see what the brothers been up to. #TeamLomas ๐Ÿ @jamielomas1' . [sic]

So, just to save you the hassle in the future, we've decided to take a look at which other famous TV stars you might not know are related.

Some of them have starred alongside each other in the same soap, such as Hollyoaks actors Nick and John Pickard who played half brothers Tony and Dom in the Channel 4 soap, but are also brothers in real life. Brooke Vincent and Ellie Leach, who play Sophie Webster and Faye Windass in Coronation Street, not only share the screen but a family connection as they are cousins.

Here's our list of TV stars you never knew were related...

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Rita Simons and Lord Alan Sugar

Former EastEnders and I'm A Celeb star Rita Simons is the niece of the one and only Lord Alan Sugar.

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Phoebe and Sally Dynevor

Phoebe Dynevor who plays the role of Daphne in Netflix show Bridgerton, is the daughter of Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor, who plays the iconic character Sally Webster.

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Jamie Lomax and Charley Webb

Former Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, who played bad boy Warren Fox in the soap, is the brother of Emmerdale star Charley Webb.

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Ryan, Adam and Scott Thomas

Former Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas is the older brother of Emmerdale actor Adam Thomas and Love Island star Scott Thomas.

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Kimberley and Amy Walsh

Former Girls Aloud singer and TV presenter Kimberley Walsh is the older sister of Emmerdale's Amy Walsh, who plays the role of Tracy Metcalfe.

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Brooke Vincent and Ellie Leach

Coronation Street_**_ actresses Brooke Vincent and Ellie Leach play half sisters in the ITV soap, but in real life they are cousins.

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Jill and Chelsea Halfpenny

Actress Jill Halfpenny is Casualty actress Chelsea Halfpenny's auntie.

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Nick and John Pickard

Hollyoaks actors Nick and John Pickard played half brothers in the Channel 4 soap, but they are also brothers in real life.

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Lacey and Daisy Turner

EastEnders_**_ actress Lacey Turner is the older sister of former Hollyoaks actress Daisy Turner.

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Hannah and Kara Tointon

Former EastEnders actress Kara Tointon is the older sister of Hannah Tointon, who has starred in TV shows such as The Inbetweeners and_**_ Call The Midwife.

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Joe and Shana Swash

I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp host Joe Swash is the older brother of former EastEnders actress Shana Swash. The pair appeared on the soap together.

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Mark and Jess Wright

Siblings Mark and Jess Wright appeared on The Only Way Is Essex together.

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Laila Morse and Gary Oldman

EastEnders star Laila Morse is the older sister to Oscar winner Gary Oldman.

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Greg Wood and Matt Milburn

The Coronation Street actors are actually brothers! Greg plays loan shark Rick Neelan and Matt plays Weatherfield County footballer, Tommy Orpington. They have also both appeared in Hollyoaks and Emmerdale!

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Anthony and Emily Head

Emmerdale actress Emily Head is the daughter of actor Anthony Head, who is famous for his roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Stranger and Little Britain.

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Sophie and Pete Sandiford and Paul Chuckle

Gogglebox star Sophie and Pete Sandiford are the niece and nephew of The Chuckle Brothers - Paul Chuckle and the late Barry Chuckle.

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