We take a look at the sensational real-life stories that prove fact is way stranger than fiction for these TV faces

While EastEnders’ Stacey Branning is a girl who likes to make her presence known (unless she’s on the run), the actress who breathes life into her Lacey Turner is quite the reverse. Quiet and unassuming, Lacey, 26, tries to keep her private life out of the papers.

So it was a bit of a shock when, in 2005, she was caught on camera getting frisky in a hotel corridor with then boyf Jake Gottlieb.

Only months earlier, Lacey had said: ‘I’m too young. The only date I took with me to the Soap Awards was my nan.’