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Popstar To Soapstar: From Shayne Ward In 'Coronation Street' And Martine McCutcheon In 'EastEnders'

David Essex, Kym Marsh and Matt Willis all made the move into soap
David Essex, Kym Marsh and Matt Willis all made the move into soap
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Stars such as Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia and Martine McCutcheon have all launched a music career off the back of starring in a soap, but there now seems to be a reverse trend emerging of pop stars wanting to become soap stars.

Former ‘X Factor’ winner Shayne Ward is the latest singer to sign up for a role in one of the country’s much-loved drama serials, after he joined the ‘Coronation Street’ castas a cousin of Michelle and Carla Connor.

And he’s not the only ex singer to try their hand at the whole acting malarky as this lot prove…

Matt Willis in 'EastEnders'

Popstar to Soapstar