1 Angus Lennie:

The Great Escape star memorably played chef Shughie McFee in Crossroads.

2 Alex Ferns: As Trevor Morgan in EastEnders he became Britain's most hated soap villain.

3 John Michie: Played the ne'er-do-well Karl Munro in Coronation Street.

4 Caroline Paterson: Played the part of Mark Fowler's wife Ruth in EastEnders, then showed up in River City.

5 Louise Beattie: The daughter of Johnny Beattie, she played lawyer Laura Johnstone in Emmerdale.

6 Ross Davidson: One of the original EastEnders cast, playing nurse Andy O'Brien.

7 Dee Hepburn: The Gregory's Girl star played receptionist Anne-Marie wade in Crossroads.

8 Gray O'Brien: Played another evil character, businessman Tony Gordon in Coronation Street.

9 Ashley Jensen: The Ugly Betty and Extras star also had a brief stint in EastEnders.

10 Gerard Kelly: Played villains Callum Finnegan in Brookside and Jimmy in EastEnders.