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The East London school that James Argent, Gary Lucy, Tamzin Outwaite, Peta Todd and Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke attended

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The East London school that James Argent, Gary Lucy, Tamzin Outwaite, Peta Todd and Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke attended

London is definitely not short of famous faces, with rappers, dancers, singers and sporting superstars hailing from every corner of the capital.

There is one school in East London, however, that’s got some particularly star-studded alumni.

Actors, a singer, an Olympic champion, and even a page three model have graced the corridors in this school.

Tucked in a leafy suburb of Redbridge, this catholic setting also has a notable writer for a headmaster, Dr Paul Doherty OBE.

Let’s take a look at some of the pupils who went to Trinity Catholic High School in Woodford Green.

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Gary Lucy

Gary Lucy appeared in Hollyoak and EastEnders

Gary Lucy has landed some pretty major roles on prime time TV.

While some will know him for playing Luke Morgan in Hollyoaks, others will remember him as Kyle Pascoe on Footballer’s wives, Danny Pennant in EastEnders or Will Fletcher in The Bill.

The 39-year old, who is a father to four children, also took part in Dancing on Ice and performed in the stage version of the Full Monty.

He certainly has been busy since leaving Trinity.

Tamzin Outhwaite

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Martin Kemp as Steve Owen and Tamzin Outhwaite as Mel Owen

The 50-year-old shot to fame playing Mel Own in EastEnders.

She has also worked on some other big productions including, Red Cap, Hotel Babylon, New tricks, The Fixer and The Bill.

She has two children with Lucifer actor Tom Ellis. The pair separated after eight years of marriage.

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Kele Okereke

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Kele (left) with the band Bloc Party

The musician shot to fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in Bloc Party.

The 39-year-old formed the band with a boy from a nearby school, before advertising for additional members.

Kele enjoyed critical acclaim for the album Silent Alarm followed by a Weekend in the City.

Several albums later, and a change in band lineup, the frontman announced that the group were hoping to record new material in 2021 but were being delayed by Covid. He has also made several solo tracks.

The artist came out as gay in 2010.

Meryl Fernandes

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Meryl Fernandes played Afia Masood in EastEnders

Another pupil went on to star in Eastenders.

Meryl Fernandes appeared in 110 episodes of the soap as Afia Masood between 2009 and 2012.

The 38-year-old from Tower Hamlets has continued to act since leaving the BBC1 programme and has gone on to star in Ackley Bridge.

Peta Todd

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Mark Cavendish and wife Peta Todd

The glamour model first appeared on The Sun’s Page 3 when she was 18 years old.

She took a break from modelling in 2006 to have her son Finnbar, but returned to work soon after.

She later met and married professional cyclist Mark Cavendish and the pair went on to have three children.

Since 2005 she has modelled regularly for Body in Mind.

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Christine Ohuruogu

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Great Britain’s 400metre World Championship gold medal winner Christine Ohuruogu

The school not only taught actors and celebrities but educated an Olympic champion.

Christine Ohuruogu won a gold medal for the 400m in the 2008 games and a silver at London 2012.

She has also collected lots of trophies in world and European competitions.

The 36-year-old grew up in Newham, a stone’s throw away from what became Stratford’s Olympic stadium.

She also represented the borough playing netball in the London Youth Games.

Louise Lombard

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Louise Lombard as Evie (left) and Stella Gonet as her sister Beatrice.

Older readers might remember her for playing Evangeline Eliott in the 1990s TV drama House of Eliott.

She was even named as one of People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people in the world.

Younger views may recognise the 50-year-old for playing Sofia Curtis in CSI.

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James Argent

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James Argent shot to fame on TOWIE

The 33, year-old shot to fame as Mark Wright’s best friend on The Only Way is Essex.

The nation watched as he romanced ex-girlfriend Lydia Bright with a micro pig before wooing Gemma Collins.

He has battled his fair share of challenges and was suspended from the show for drug misuse before being admitted to rehab.

He was also in the headlines recently after he put on several stone during lockdown.

He is trying to get healthier in 2021 and we wish him luck.