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Where are the stars of Brookside now?


What are your favourite Brookside stars up to now? (Pictures: Channel 4)

Fans of the iconic British soap Brookside received a special treat yesterday, as it was announced that from February 1.

Scottish TV channel STV is making the show available to stream from the very first episode.

Famous for its groundbreaking storylines – from the first pre-watershed lesbian kiss to tackling drink and drug abuse, incest, the first British whodunnit and, not forgetting, the body under the patio – Brookside won nations of soap lovers over and is still missed to this day.

While the idea of a reboot was floated around a few year’s ago, nothing has yet to come into fruition, meaning fans will have to stick to watching old episodes over and over again.

But what are the stars that made the likes of the Jordaches, the Corkhills, the Dixons, the Shadwicks, the Grants and the Farnhams so iconic up to now?

Let’s find out.

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Claire Sweeney (Lindsey Corkhill)

Claire was a fan favourite as Lindsey Corkhill (Picture: Channel 4)

Claire Sweeney started out in Brookside as fiery Lindsey Corkhill in 1991, playing the role for ten years until 2001 before returning briefly again for the final episode in 2003.

What’s she been up to since?

Known for her singing credentials as well as her acting, after Brookside Claire went straight into the first-ever series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2001. She finished in second place behind comedian Jack Dee.

While she’s appeared in TV shows including Mersey Beat and Clocking Off since, she has also trod the West End boards in musical Chicago and in 2015 and 2016 played Velma Von-Tussle in the UK tour of Hairspray.

She also took part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2004 and since 2015 has presented her own series, Magic of the Musicals on Magic Radio.

Sue Jenkins (Jackie Corkhill)

Sue has had a variety of acting credits since Brookside (Picture: Channel 4, Getty)

Sue Jenkins played the long-suffering wife of Jimmy Corkhill, Jackie Corkhill, from 1991 to 2001.

What’s she been up to since?

Having Brookside and Coronation Street (she played Gloria Todd from 1985 to 1988) under her belt, Sue has continued working as an actress in both TV and theatre. Acting credits include Merseybeat, just like Claire Sweeney, who played her on-screen daughter Lindsey, Holby City, Dalziel & Pascoe, Heartbeat, Doctors, Emmerdale and even a presenting role on Loose Women and some theatre work.

FUN FACT: Sue Jenkins’ son is Richard Fleeshman who starred as Craig Harris in Coronation Street from 2002 to 2006 (y’know, Rosie Webster’s boyfriend).

Dean Sullivan (Jimmy Corkhill)

Dean has said in the past that he would love to revive Brookside (Picture: …read more

Source:: Metro

      

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