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28th Dec 2017

Holly Willoughby is related to this famous Eastenders actress

Say WHAT?!
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No way.

Holly Willoughby has shocked fans by revealing that she and Eastenders actress Tamzin Outhwaite are actually cousins.

Although both women are extremely well known in their own right, no one had a clue that they were related until Holly shared a family snap on her Instagram account.

Posting a photo of her, Tamzin and their Nonna Livia, the matriarch of the family at 87, Holly casually explained the connection and of course, her fans went into complete meltdown.

As often happens on social media, this led to a lively debate as people questioned whether they were actually cousins.

The query stemmed from the realisation that Tamzin is actually a blood relative of Holly’s husband Daniel Baldwin, a TV producer, which prompted many to say that means she and Holly aren’t actually cousins.

Nonetheless, this is one celebrity family tree we didn’t know about and it’s a revelation that the internet is shocked by, despite the varying feelings on the cousin terminology.

You can see the (many) comments in full below Holly’s sweet festive snap here.

As soap fans will know, Tamzin Outhwaite played Melanie Owens for four years before leaving in 2002. However, she’s set to make a return to Albert Square in January 2018.

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