EastEnders’ Billy Mitchell actor Perry Fenwick was formerly married to Coronation Street star

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Soap fans have had their minds blown with the news that EastEnders Billy Mitchell actor Perry Fenwick was previously married to Coronation Street star Angela Lonsdale.

The former couple were married for five years between 2005 and 2010 and were known as having one of the strongest relationships in showbiz.

They met as struggling actors, and their love blossomed as their careers did.

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Angela previously said how during a low moment of no job offers when they were first dating, she slapped Perry on the knee and said: "You know what? None of this matters, because one day you'll be in EastEnders and I'll be in Coronation Street!"

She was right, and in 1998 Perry landed the role of Billy Mitchell in Eastenders followed by Angela joining the cast of Coronation Street in 2003.

However, while their careers went from strength to strength, their relationship didn’t survive, and they split in 2010.

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At the time, a spokesman for the couple said: "Perry Fenwick and Angela Lonsdale have sadly separated after five years of marriage.

"They will not be making any further comment."

The former couple share three children together, Lucy, Isabella, and Jayden.

A source told The Mail: “No one knew there were any problems at all as Perry is always talking about Angela in glowing terms. No one saw this coming.”

A friend close to the couple told the Mirror: “They just ran out of love. They had a series of heart-to-hearts and decided to call it a day."

Angela starred in Corrie as police officer Emma Watts for three years between 2000 and 2003.

While Perry has played Billy Mitchell since 1998 when he arrived as a relative of Phil Mitchell played by Steve McFadden.

Angela left Coronation Street and went on to land TV parts in shows such as Our Girl, Doctors and The Bill.

Angela has been with guitarist Jonny Davies since 2016. Perry is currently single.

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