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While most fans may feel like they know Jane Danson after years of seeing her on screen, many might be mistaken.

When it comes to her personal life, the Coronation Street star's 22-year friendship with a fellow soap star is one fact most fans aren't aware of.

Jane – who plays Leanne Battersby on the hit soap – first joined The Cobbles in 1997 for a three year stint before leaving in 2000.

She then returned in 2004 and has been a staple character on the hit show ever since.

But what fans might not know is that her husband Robert Beck was also a star on the hit soap.

Jane Danson and Robert Beck tied the knot in 2005
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Robert was a later addition to the soap, joining the cast in 2008 until his departure the following year.

He played where he played Jimmy Dockerson, henchman of antagonist Tony Gordon on the hit ITV soap, reports LiverpoolEcho.

Though his departure from The Cobbles took place in 2009, it didn't stop his blossoming romance with Jane.

The pair originally met at the first ever British Soap Awards ceremony back in 1999.

Jane and Robert both starred on Coronation Street, with Jane still being a staple character on the soap today
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Rob previously revealed: “We met at the first ever Soap Awards back in 1999. I was in Emmerdale at the time. Jane came over and introduced herself.”

And the Corrie star said approaching her then-future husband was out of character for her.

“I’m not the world’s most confident person but I’d had a crush on Rob since I was 15, so I thought, I have to speak to him, it’s fate,” she said.

And the actress says life at home is more perfect than she could have hoped.

The pair met at the first ever Soap Awards back in 1999
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“Rob’s absolutely my best friend in the world. We’ve only had about two rows in twenty 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,” she said.

They then went on to tie the knot in 2005, and have since welcomed two boys.

The pair are proud parents to 14-year-old Harry and 11-year-old Sam.

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