The 58-year-old actor - who was recently axed from the soap - said she kept her condition secret as she was scared of losing her job.
As ever, it’s been a dramatic year in soapland, so here’s a rundown of the most impactful moments.
The 'Hollyoaks' actor suffered a 'missed miscarriage', in which her body continued to present pregnancy symptoms after she lost her babies.
The soap actor said she got into doing lad mags photoshoots because of her role in 'Hollyoaks'.
The soap star named the late TV presenter who won the Glitter Ball in 2014 as he biggest inspiration on the dancefloor.
The former 'Corrie' star says she won't be at the centre of any 'Strictly curse' rumours this year.
Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel admits she's had disputes with directors who expect nude scenes following Missandei role.
The former 'Hollyoaks' star will play his first truly villainous role in the ITV soap.
The actor, who suffered severe depression in 2003 after filing for bankruptcy, has opened up about his attempt to take his own life.