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Emmerdale - Peter Amory and Samantha Giles

The marriage of Emmerdale stars Peter Amory and Claire King (who starred as Claire and Chris Tate in the soap) came to end when King moved to London after landing a role in Bad Girls. Amory continued living up north and begun an affair with co-star Samantha Giles - who played Bernice Blackstock - with King only learning of the affair in a letter from Samantha’s husband. “It’s all water under the bridge now,” said King in 2014.

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Getting up close and personal - and working at the same time - is a bit of a recipe for disaster in the world of telly. Here are some of the marriages to have suffered at the hands of this cruel mistress. 

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