Sarah Platt recently recieved a huge shock in Coronation Street, after husband Adam Barlow's ex-girlfriend Lydia told her that she and Adam were having an affair.

Despite it being a lie, Sarah was rocked by the revelation and kicked Adam out of the house - leading to a tense confrontation between her husband and Lydia.

Carla Connor tries to convince Sarah to not cut out Adam from her life - but will Sarah listen?

Since joining the ITV soap, The Platt family, including Sarah, have been a part of some of the soap's biggest storylines - from murders to teenage pregnancies and tragic losses.

The actors who play the Platts have also led interesting lives off-screen too.

Audrey Roberts is a fan-favourite on the cobbles, after making her debut on the street in 1979.

Since then she has been a part of huge storylines including the tragic death of husband Alf Roberts and working alongside her grandchildren at the hair salon.

Audrey actress Sue Nicholls even appeared opposite her late husband Mark Eden on the cobbles in the 1980s, when he played Alan Bradley.

However, Mark left the soap after the character was hit by a tram 1989.

Sue and Mark had met at a friend's barbecue, and they later moved in together in 1984 and married in 1993, with Sue saying in an interview with the Mirror Online that they were "soulmates".

Talking about their relationship in the interview, Sue said: "We’re not sweetness and light all the time – that would be horrendous.

“But Mark is very romantic. He plays the piano, so we have a sing – possibly after a couple of glasses of wine.

"Mark serenades me with Frank Sinatra, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, all those romantic numbers."

Mark was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and was hospitalised in November 2020. He sadly passed away on January 1, 2021.

Outside of Coronation Street, Sue has led a very interesting life too - starring in hit TV series including Rentaghost and The Rise And Fall Of Reginald Perin.

In 1968, she also released a song called Where will you be?, which reached No17 in the UK Music Charts.

Gail Platt has had one of the most dramatic lives on the cobbles, including her six marriages and almost being killed by Richard Hillman.

Actress Helen Worth has also experienced tragedy in her own life, after the death of her mother in a hit and run accident when she was just 20 years old.

Speaking to Daily Star, the actress revealed her sadness that her mother never got to see her in her role as Gail, saying: "The one person I really wanted to tell when I got the part of Gail was my mother.

"She would have been so thrilled. More excited than me. She'd been there all the way - at the dance classes, holding my hand before the competitions, putting on her best suit to take me to London for auditions."But when I finally made it, she wasn't there to share it with me. I'd never missed her more."

However long before playing Gail Platt, Helen was already a huge TV star after appearing in series including Doctor Who, The Doctors and Time Of Your Life.

Away from our TV screens, Helen has also had two high profile marriages, including her relationship with Thomas The Tank Engine narrator Michael Angelis from 1991 to 2001.

However, Helen was heartbroken when she discovered that Michael had an affair, telling The Mirror: "Nothing can ever prepare you for the day your husband sits you down and tells you he is having an affair.

"My marriage was everything to me. It was the foundation on which everything else was built. I had been with Michael for nearly half of my life. I never imagined that we wouldn’t grow old together."

She later married music teacher Trevor Dawson in 2013.

Sean Wilson played Gail's husband Martin Platt from 1985 to 2005, and during that time, he was part of huge storylines including Martin's affair with nurse Rebecca Hopkins.

He left the soap in 2005, but during his acting days, he also had roles in huge TV series including Waterloo Road, Brookside and The Royal.

Despite making a cameo appearance in the soap in 2018, actor Sean has now taken a career U-turn and set up his own Cheesemaking business.

He set up the Saddleworth Cheese Company in 2009, and is a regular face at food and drink events throughout the country, as well as having his products stocked by major supermarkets.

In his personal life, Sean was married to his wife Gaynor, with whom he had two children, before their split in 2013.

Speaking to The Mirror, he revealed that his cheesemaking business helped him through the difficult split, saying: "Having a cheese business helped me through that time, having something to focus on.

Corrie Platt stars' real lives - career U-turn, goose attack and death of co-star husband

"I actually created a cheese through that time called the Soft Mick.

"That came from that period. At the end of the day you have just got to move on and getting stuck in with the cheese really helped.

"It’s not like I was sat there on my own, a lot of people go through break ups and you just have to get on with it."

Nick Tilsley's life on the cobbles has been just as dramatic as his mum Gail's life - from his on/off relationship with Leanne Battersby to his health battle.

He has been played by Ben Price since 2009, who was already a huge star as hunky footballer Conrad Gates in Footballer's Wives and appeared in drama series Casualty and The Tudors.

However away from our screens, actor Ben's life is far less dramatic than Nick's - with the actor sharing sweet glimpses into his life with Alexandra Wheeler.

Their romance blossomed after meeting on the set of play On The Razzle and the couple got married in 2005, later welcoming two children called Max and Paloma.

He also hosts a podcast called Sofa Cinema Club with his Corrie co-stars Jack P Shepherd and Colson Smith, entertaining listeners with stories such as the time he was chased by a goose, saying: "There I am running through Trafford and there's a goose with its chicks on the towpath."

Ben added: "So it took off at me, pinned me against the wall, full flap. And I'm like, 'Argh!'

"I was thinking, 'I'm not going anywhere near your babies, your chicks, I'm just running through.'

"I tell you what, I ran. And I was a bit panicked. But of course, there's like another 10.

"So I can't go back, I'm going forward and every time I go past one I'm like talking to them, saying: 'No dramas, nothing here. I'm just going for a run. Please.'"

Tina O'Brien is one of the most famous members of the Platt family, becoming one of the soap's first teenage mothers and, most recently, kicking husband Adam Barlow out after his ex Lydia lied about them having an affair.

Along with Coronation Street, Tina has also appeared in TV series including Children's Ward, Doctors and Crime Stories.

However, her Corrie role also led to romance off-screen, after the actress dated both Todd Grimshaw actor Bruno Langley, as well as Bruno's on-screen brother Jason Grimshaw, played by Ryan Thomas.

She and Ryan later welcomed a daughter called Scarlett in 2008, but sadly split up just over one year later, with Tina telling New magazine: "He said he didn't love me any more.

"He said I didn't do it for him any more. Those were his words. I was absolutely devastated. He said he didn't want the responsibility of a relationship with me.

"Ryan can be a very loving and nice guy, but he can also be laddy. He was keen to go out a lot," she added.

However, the couple have tried to keep things good between them for their daughter, and Ryan was even at Tina's wedding to Adam Crofts in 2018, with Tina saying to The Mirror: "It helps that everyone has moved on and is in a happy place. Ryan is really happy and we are happy, so there aren’t any issues.

"For the sake of Scarlett, it has been well worth preserving [our relationship] and choosing our battles."

Along with daughter Scarlett, Tina also has a son called Beau with Adam Crofts.

Tina's daughter is also taking after her mum for her acting talents, as she is soon due to appear in the reboot of Waterloo Road, with mum Tina appearing in the original series in 2011.

David Platt has often been the dry-witted, comic relief of the Platt family, but he has also had his share of heartbreak and trauma too, including the death of his wife Kylie.

From 2000, David Platt has been played by Jack P Shepherd, but began his career in TV series including Where The Heart Is.

He also revealed on the Sofa Cinema Club Podcast to fellow co-stars including Colson Smith that he lost out on the role of Billy Elliot to Jamie Bell.

Despite being a fan-favourite, Jack has also revealed that he has suffered with the pressures of being in the public eye, particularly following the comments that trolls left on social media regarding his receding hair line - later undergoing a hair transplant.

He told Manchester Evening News: "I know some people will say that I am being incredibly vain having a second hair transplant so quickly after the first one.

"All I can say to that was that I needed to do it for my long-term mental well-being. I have been in Corrie for 20 years now - ever since I was 12.

"I know I have been incredibly lucky and love working with such a fantastic group of actors but the relentless schedules take their toll on your mental health, particularly when you have been through as much trauma as David Platt.

"People pick over your appearance on social media every day and some of those comments really hurt."

However like Tina O' Brien, his Corrie role has led to romance too, with Jack dating scriptwriter Hanni Treweek since 2017, describing her to OK! Magazine as his "soulmate".

The star was previously with Lauren Shippey, his childhood sweetheart fiancée of 15 years. They share two children together, son Reuben and daughter Nyla.

Bethany Platt was a very famous character on the streets after mum Sarah went into labour at home and later gave birth to baby Bethany, with the Platts helping Sarah to raise her daughter after Neil died in a car crash in 2003.

Baby Bethany is now all grown up and has become a regular face on the cobbles of Weatherfield, alongside mum Sarah, becoming involved in some huge storylines of her own including moving to Milan, being kidnapped and developing feelings for Daniel Osbourne.

Actress Lucy Fallon, who played Bethany when the character returned in 2015, has since left the soap but is open to returning, telling The Mirror: "I will be sad but I’m excited to see what’s going to happen in the future, although I have no idea what’s going to happen.

"When I leave I’ll have been there for five years and I’ve never done anything else, so I just want to try new things and do new things.

"But I’ll end up going back – I’ll be back."

However it will not be long until the actress is back on our TV screens, with Lucy soon to appear in TV series Tom Jones, which is currently in production.

Lucy is also in a relationship with Ryan Ledson, who is a footballer for Preston North End.

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