Dot Cotton – June Brown
Just look at gorgeous June back in her youth! Our fave TV veteran was bloomin’ stunning! Might be too late to give up the fags now though.
Peggy Mitchell – Barbara Windsor
Her hair might be the best thing we’ve ever seen, not to mention the Seventies vibe she has going on before she became EastEnders' Peggy!
Ian Beale – Adam Woodyatt
Wow Adam. Wow. Well, he definitely looks more cheerful as a youngster, in fact we think this is the first time we've ever seen him smile. But after 29 years on Albert Square, it makes sense that he will have lost his youthful glow!
Sharon Watts – Letitia Dean
She was stunning then and stunning now, we’ve really seen Sharon grow up on our screens, being that she is the one of two original EastEnders characters (along with Ian Beale, see above) left on the show!
Deirdre Barlow – Anne Kirkbride
Even back in the Seventies Deirdre was rocking those crazy glasses. It’ll always be her Coronation Street trademark!
Dennis Tanner – Philip Lowrie
Philip appeared in the very first ever episode of Corrie, then went on a teeny 43 year break before returning in 2011!
He was pretty hot in black and white though!
Emily Bishop – Eileen Derbyshire
Eileen has been in Corrie for over 50 years now. FIFTY YEARS! Can anyone remember watching her when she was marrying Ernest back in 1972?
Rosie Webster – Helen Flanagan
Mmm. Helen played school girl Rosie from 2000, then left in 2012 for reality TV show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! and since then she’s been, well...let’s just say FHM like her.
Tony Hutchinson – Nick Pickard
Tony is the only character left out of the original Hollyoaks bunch, and frankly we’re impressed he’s managed to last so long in a town that surely must have the highest death count in the country.
Annie Sugden – Sheila Mercier
Annie is one of Emmerdale’s original matriarchs, and pops back every now and again to make an appearance, her last appearance being in 2009 at the grand old age of 90!