Hannah Tointon – (Tara Brown)
Hannah Tointon played the role of Tara, Simon’s rebound girlfriend after he finally realised Carli was never going to take him up on his date proposals. Since 2010, Hannah has been in a relationship with Joe Thomas (who played Simon) and the pair got engaged earlier this year.
Since her appearances as Tara, Tointon has been involved in a number of high-profile series such as Call the Midwife, Penny Dreadful and Mr Selfridge.
John Seaward – (Big John Webster)
Big John was the classed as one of the ‘freaks’ alongside classmates David and Susie. With poor personal hygiene and masses of stupidity, it’s not hard to see why Big John had a hard time making friends at Rudge Park Comprehensive.
Since the show came to an end, the real-life John has only had a few acting credits which have included short films and the upcoming drama Winterlong. In more recent times, John has decided to turn his attention to stage work. He has appeared in Roald Dahl’s The BFG and a fairy-tale compilation titled Grimm.