10 Pop Stars Who Turned Into Soap Stars 1. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io, How to watch the entire MCU in the right order, New on Netflix this week: Movies you can watch NOW, 9 movies you loved as a kid that are rubbish, 11 hottest movie sex scenes that actually are sexy, New on Netflix this week: TV shows to watch NOW, Fantastic Beasts 3-5: Everything you need to know, 8 actors who were replaced for the sequel. She was named Best Newcomer at the 2007 British Soap Awards and the 2007 National Television Awards, and received the award for Best Female Dramatic Performance at the 2017 British Soap Awards. Corrie also gave us Adam Rickitt, who had three top 40 hits including the smash 'I Breathe Again' in 1999. Sometimes a star will be torn between acting and singing and choose the perfect moment to leave, exchanging scripts for a microphone. Surprisingly, given the youngness and attractiveness of most of the cast, the C4 soap has only spewed forth one bona fide pop star. Since leaving Ramsey Street Whelan has appeared in the final season of Scrubs as well as starring alongside Saved By The Bell 's Zack Morris in Franklin & Bash. 1 tune, 'Kiss Kiss'; Delta Goodrem (the shy Nina Tucker) delivered six Top 40 hits, with all but one in the Top 10; Natalie Imbruglia (Beth Brennan) tallied 10 Top 40 hits with half busting the Top 10; and topping this bracket is Jason Donovan (Kylie's sweetheart Scott Robinson), racking up four No. Her first single, 'The Locomotion', was released in 1987 -- just a year after she was cast in the soap. Of course it was Kylie who spearheaded this soap to pop star trend, teaming up with the songwriting... 2. Her role as Victoria Lord Banks on the show since 1971 and 45 years onwards is living proof of that. Gob-smackingly, two hit singles were spawned from The Banned. New Judge 324 Covid Deaths Yesterday, And 2,095... News 1 min ago. Sexing up the music scene back in 2002, Holly's Kiss Kiss soared all the way to Number 1. All Rise... Blue singer Lee Ryan is joining EastEnders. With a little help from screen wife, and off-screen girlfriend, Kylie, Jase scored his first Number 1 with future million-seller Especially For You. 1. Fast forward to 2013 and a performance on Saturday Night Takeaway and the nation got carried away and finally sent it to Number 1. and her debut single Born To Try reached Number 3 in the UK. Arianne Zucker started her stint on Days of Our Lives (DOOL) in early 1998, and has been entertaining daytime audiences since. Claire's 2002 debut album Claire peaked at Number 15, but she did manage to get Brian May to play guitar on it. Known for her role on the daytime soap One Life to Live as Victoria Lord, Erika Slezak always took great pride in her dedication to her work. Former soap stars are revealing on the nation's stages that they have talents that extend far above soapy melodrama. Kylie Minogue. Some pop stars like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake have serious staying power. Lee’s Blue bandmate Duncan is currently starring in Hollyoaks as Ryan Knight, partner of... 2. We're sure Wicksy could've bought his mum Pat Butcher a new pair of earrings with all the money he made. Another Neighbours star who ditched Ramsay Street for the UK's record store shelves was Holly Valance. ChatterBank 0 min ago. Three weeks at the top spot for Berry and also the second-biggest selling single that year (beaten by The Communards' 'Don't Leave Me This Way'). 5,550 views made by Andrew G. avg. The films became a part of his legend, but are perhaps for devotees only. Baby, baby, baaayyyyybyyyyy! ChatterBank 2 mins ago. Published . Duncan James - Hollyoaks. Kym Marsh – Coronation Street. While maybe not as memorable as Trevor Jordache getting buried under the patio, we had to pay an honorable mention to our fave 60 Minute Makeover presenter. Featuring a dance break JLo would be jealous of, the sultry track was the first of four Top 20 singles for Holly, another being the Number 2 hit Down Boy. Perfect Moment is clearly still loved to this day – 635 of you have so far downloaded it this year. Will's cover of Leo Sayer's When I Need You managed to reach Number 5 back in 1998, the first of two Top 40 hits. Her debut single Anyone Can Fall In Love kicked off a run of soapstars swapping their divorce papers for Official Singles Chart glory, or gloom. She bagged nine Top 10 hits including 2002's 'I Begin To Wonder', which hit the number two position. Somewhat remarkably, Matthew Marsden teamed up with Destiny's Child (yes, that Destiny's Child) on the 1998 tune, 'She's Gone'. Digital Spy participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. The Easties... 3. Well we never. In 1998, he debuted with a cover of the Leo Sayer "classic", 'When I Need You'. This performance on Wogan was so good yet still Den served Angie those divorce papers. He has since gone on to star in Hollyoaks as well. She may be best known to us for playing Catherine Cawood — the take-no-prisoners police sergeant in Happy Valley — but Sarah Lancashire got her start on Coronation Street back in the late 80s. The fact that this actually happened in real life gives us a little hope Beyoncé may one day duet with us. It really is impossible to get more random than this. (We ranked their debut singles here…). 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The song only managed to climb to Number 25, but Matthew collaborated with Queen Bey - we imagine the chart position really doesn't bother him. :rolleyes: 0. angel1508uk Posts: 110. Kylie Minogue Before Kylie Minogue hit international fame as a pop star, she played Charlene Robinson on "Neighbours" from 1986 to 1988 — permed hair and all. 1 hits, over THIRTY Top 10s and dozens more ditties that reached the Top 40. MORE: See all the UK's of million-selling singles. The highest charting Children in Need singles revealed, Drake claims Ireland's highest new entry with Laugh Now Cry Later, Drake's Laugh Now Cry Later is UK's Number 1 trending song, Can you spot the Christmas Number 1s from this mix of festive hits and near-misses? Every wondered, though, which soap has produced the most pop stars? Stars from Cameron Diaz to Matt LeBlanc got their start by showing a lot of skin — click through to see which celebs kicked off their careers in porn In the 1985 a series called Neighbours made the move from Down Under TV to screens in the UK. Keira Christina Knightley was born March 26, 1985 in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond. Hard to believe but Kym has been playing Michelle Connor in Corrie for just shy of ten... 3. Jason Donovan. He also starred in a TV adaptation of the board game Cluedo, but thankfully reined in his enthusiasm enough not to belt out a banger about that. Arguably the queen of the soap-to-singer transition, Kylie Minogue went from starring in Neighbours as tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson to becoming Australia's Princess of Pop. Getting through this may have been the inspiration for Destiny's Child's Number 1 single Survivor, you never know. So much so, it reached number 4 in 1986. If that wasn't enough for Nick, he later sang on, and had a hit with, the theme tune to his next leading role, Heartbeat. Damian also landed the starring role in the Broadway production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Arianne Zucker – Nicole Walker – Days of Our Lives. MWAH. Even more surprisingly, it nearly broke the Top 10. By Jeremy Allen . His first single Forever sadly didn't make the Top 40, but with features from Kanye West, Eminem and Lil Wayne, we had to give that BANGER a mention. Martine's character Tiffany Mitchell was mowed down by Frank Butcher in 1998, but her post-EastEnders music career was very much alive. In a first (and only) for the genre, a soap actor sang the theme tune to their show. Lee Ryan and other singers who became soap stars. Her single Happenin' All Over Again peaked at Number 46, and well, there was not much happenin' again for Tracy in the pop sphere. Discuss the topic here. The UK's favourite landlady Angie Watts made the most of her downtime from pulling pints with Tracey the barmaid and got those vocal chords going. The production became the highest grossing revival in Los Angeles history, before hitting … Nick knocked Madonna off the top spot (this actually happened) before eventually having his breath taken away by Berlin. Our grin would be that big if this has happened to us too. The 10 worst soap singers Actors act; singers sing. Besting all others quite clearly, the thunder from down under, it's the astonishingly hitworthy... 2. Before he was giving Bryan Adams heart palpitations on the Official Singles Chart, Drake starred in 145 episodes as basketball star Jimmy Brookes, who was shot and left paralysed. Want up-to-the-minute soaps news, spoilers and gossip on your social feeds? After all these years, they are still in the spotlight and it doesn’t look like they are going anywhere anytime soon. Talk about rebellious. Besting all others quite clearly, the thunder from down under, it's the astonishingly hitworthy output of Erinsborough's Ramsay Street. Big time. We look back at the best and the boldest transitions from tellybox to top of the charts… or Number 46 if you’re Tracy Shaw. But this rather meta behaviour pales in comparison to the chart shenanigans of The Banned in the same year – a fictional group formed on the show. Bill Tarmey didn't just play one half of Coronation Street's most loved couples, Jack Duckworth, he also knew how to hold a tune. If you listen carefully, you can hear a taxi running outside – it's been booked to take Jase straight to the barber's to get that hair sorted. Faring better were: Craig McLachlan, who played Kylie's brother, Henry Ramsay, earning four Top 40s including a number 2 with 'Mona' in 1990 (note for pedants, we know he also starred in Home & Away); Holly Valance (Felicity Scully) clocked up four Top 20s, most memorably with the No. It’s all too easy to poke fun at soap-turned-pop stars, but no one predicted that legitimate Hollywood outfit Guy Pearce would be next in line. Which is the best John Lewis Christmas ad ever? Apc2604 Greece Says No To Uk Holiday Makers. This is it, especially for you, the soaps and just how many pop stars (defined as having UK chart hits) each produced. In between that, her only other credited roles include Jean Robert in the TV movie FullCircle, which came out in 1996. This content is imported from YouTube. Adam lived to breathe again however and took part in The Big Reunion in 2014, as part of a boyband supergroup which also featured Dane Bowers and Kavana. By Steven McIntosh Entertainment reporter. Actress Tracy Shaw was a mega popular cast member of Coronation Street back in the late nineties and early noughties, so she was the ideal fit for a transition into pop music, right? MORE: The songs that spent the longest at Number 1. ), Martine McCutcheon. It's quite simple really. Jason Donovan also left Neighbours to embark on a successful pop career, delivering catchy songs such... 3. Natalie Imbruglia's Torn is one of the best selling singles never to reach Number 1, shifting 1,174,000 copies. 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First up was Nick Berry with 'Every Loser Wins', which he played on the show and was used on a number of occasions (often identifying with famous loser Lofty). This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. DIGITAL SPY, PART OF THE HEARST UK ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK. 30 years ago, Anita Dobson – better known to millions as fearsome landlady Angie Watts from EastEnders – started a trend: soapstars turning into popstars. Soap stars then and now Fri, February 9, 2018 From EastEnders' longest running character Ian Beale, to Coronation Street's Sarah Platt, take a look and see how much these soap stars have changed. Neighbours – 9. Slide Nr 13. One thing in its favour: it charted higher than the original, which stalled at 42. The pair called everything off in 2011, and Delta has since been a regular coach on The Voice of Australia while Brian performed in Hartlepool's branch of Mecca Bingo in 2014. Shooting to global fame playing streetwise, curly-mopped dungaree-loving mechanic Charlene Mitchell in Neighbours, Kylie scored a huge Australian Number 1 with a fun, but cheesy, cover of '60s classic Locomotion in 1987. Following Drake's TV stint, he became Wet Wet Wet's arch nemesis, equalling their second place span of 15 weeks at Number 1, the second longest EVER. Luckily for her, she was able to stick around the Rovers Return for another 5 years until her character's grisly end. Brilliant! Love often leads to murder in soap operas, so Brookside favourite Claire Sweeney's cover of this Queen classic was a fitting choice. tiggerblue10 Had The Most Amazing Day. And let's not forget other Walford residents such as Sean Maguire, who totalled 8 Top 40 singles over three years (though never smashed the Top 10); Sid Owen, who scored a Top 20 hit in 2000 with 'Good Thing Going' (he also duetted with co-star Patsy Palmer for a Children In Need song, though it didn't chart). 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