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Coronation Street icon recalls how she first met real-life soap star husband: ‘And the rest is history’ 


Leanne and Simon are charmed by Rowan in the Chariot Square Hotel in Coronation Street

Jane plays Leanne Battersby on the soap

Coronation Street’s Jane Danson recalled the sweetest way she introduced herself to her now husband Robert Beck.

The Leanne Battersby star, 46, shared a series of snaps of her and the Emmerdale actor on Instagram, and revealed it had been 25 years since they first met.

‘Excuse me , do you know where the bar is?’ @robertbeck529 ???? ❤️( that was me asking as I was standing right next to it!) soaps awards may 15th 1999 ! And the rest as they say is history.’

Jane and Robert initially met at the first-ever British Soap Awards in 1999.

The 55-year-old has been a regular face on TV screens since the 90s, when he first found fame as Peter Harrison in the Channel 4 soap Brookside, a role he played from 1991 to 1993.

His other notable appearances include sitcom The Upper Hand, and also Emmerdale – where he starred as Gavin Ferris in 1999.

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Like his wife, Robert has also appeared in Coronation Street as criminal Jimmy Dockerson – while he played Fergus Collins in Hollyoaks from March until November 2021, when the character was murdered by Maxine Minniver (Nikki Sanderson).

Jane has previously said of her husband: ‘Rob’s absolutely my best friend in the world. We’ve only had about two rows in 20 years.

‘I’m not saying we don’t get on each other’s nerves sometimes, but we’re a strong team and we’ve always allowed each other to be individuals.’

Jane first had a crush on Robert thanks to his soap career (Picture: ShowBizIreland/Getty Images)

Jane previously revealed that Robert was her childhood crush when she first saw the star in Brookside.

She told Reveal magazine: ‘I had a sticker of him on my pencil case. I thought he was gorgeous, even though he was 10 years older than me.’

The actress has also compared her own relationship to that of her Corrie character Leanne and Ben Tilsley (Nick Price).

Speaking in 2021 she said: ‘It’s nice for us, as actors, to be able to draw on that history. Leanne has much more drama in her life than I do in mine though, that’s for sure!’

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Source:: Metro

      

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