TV soaps have been a British staple since 1960, when ‘Coronation Street’ first appeared on our screens.
And while most have enjoyed their stays and departed, more than a few have decided to call their show home, staying for decades on end.
But who has stuck around the longest? And how many of them are still on our screens?
Check out the longest-serving stars, from ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Emmerdale’ and ‘EastEnders’, below…