However Jeff needed surgery immediately to remove the diseased part of his bowel.
The bowel is 6m long, and so can still function normally with a small section removed however Jeff was warned that depending on what surgeons found and how much of the tract was affected, he might need a colostomy bag, perhaps permanently.
I wouldn't like to do it as a performer, like a zany Mark & Lard kind of thing, but for the musical aspect of it.
Whether it's a heartwarming love story or a bitter triangle jam-packed with punch-ups and catfights, the soap world would be nothing without romance.
Things happened fast for this pair who began dating just one month after Jenna began filming.
They have both since left the show but are still together.
4) Lucy-Jo Hudson & Alan Halsall Corrie stars Alan and Lucy-Jo fell for each other back in 2005 when they met while filming on the cobbles.
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From Hollyoaks' famous Stendan and East Enders lovers Kat Slater and Alfie Moon.
But some times soap stars take their romance offscreen, with many actors and actresses finding love on set.
They welcomed their first child Buster in 2010, but shocked fans by announcing that they were splitting in summer 2013.
The pair vowed to remain friends after breaking up, but fortunately there was an even happier ending on the cards as they reconciled the following year.