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EastEnders' Lucy Benjamin confirms end of 17-year marriage in first interview: 'I have to be strong and pick myself up'

She’s best known for playing loveable rogue Lisa Fowler, who has been destined to cause trouble in Albert Square since arriving as a trainee market inspector in EastEnders back in 1998. Now Lucy Benjamin, 53, is on the big screen, starring in her new movie, Look To The Light , which explores the dark side of reality TV and chasing fame. It’s something the actress knows all about – she’s been in the industry for 40 years, after landing her first big role in Doctor Who as a child, in 1983.

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EastEnders real life couple splits - Stephen Mulhern romance to heartbreaking loss
EastEnders has introduced fans to some of soap's most iconic couples - but did you know that there have been real life romances away from Albert Square too?Throughout the decades, love has blossomed between huge soap stars including Loose Women's Nadia Sawalha and heartthrob Marc Bannerman, along with Phil Mitchell actor Steve McFadden and former EastEnders star Lucy Benjamin.However, while some relationships have gone the distance, others have sadly reached their end after just a few years.Here, Daily Star takes a look at the real life EastEnders couples who are no longer together.Former Strictly Come Dancing winner and actress Kara Tointon joined EastEnders in 2006, as the half sister of Joe Swash's character Mickey Miller - until the character was written out three years later.During her time on the series however, Kara had relationships with two of her EastEnders co-stars, dating Martin Fowler actor James Alexandrou from 2006 for 18 months.Soon after, she began dating Joe Swash and the couple were together for over two years – even starring in a Snow White pantomime at the Bristol Hippodrome together.However their relationship came to an end in 2010, leaving Kara devastated, with Joe telling The Sun: "She genuinely does everything right. It was my fault it broke down.
EastEnders Steve McFadden's love life - childhood sweetheart, co-star ex and fatherhood
EastEnders, when he decides to break up with Kat Slater.Although Kat has told him that her feelings will not change if Phil is sent to prison, Phil is scared to tell her the truth about his sentence, and calls off their relationship.Since arriving on Albert Square in 1990, Phil Mitchell has had multiple relationships with residents including Sharon Watts and Lisa Fowler.Actor Steve McFadden has also had a wild love life off-screen too, including becoming a father with his childhood sweetheart, multiple relationships, and dating one of his EastEnders' co-stars.Long before dating one of his co-stars, Steve was in a relationship with his childhood sweetheart Sue Marshall.Together the couple had one child called Matt, but sadly their teenage romance did not last and they parted ways.After dating Sue Marshall, the actor began a relationship with Angela Bostock, who he had met at a party in Salisbury in 1995.During this time however, the couple split when Steve McFadden began a relationship with EastEnder's co-star Lucy Benjamin in 1999.However, Steve and Angela got back together after Steve's relationship with Lucy came to an end, and the couple later welcomed two daughters called Teona and Mollie Jane.Steve and Angela parted ways in 2005, with the actor going on to date Dr Rachel Sidwell.It is reported that their romance blossomed after they bumped into one another on a school run in 2008, with the couple dating for over a year.They also had a daughter called Amelie Tinkerbell in September 2009, with the actor telling Ok! Magazine following her birth: "I'm happier now than I've ever been.