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  Emmerdale's Soapstar family dumped
Updated 09 April 2002, 11.04
The Emmerdale family
We know things are looking dodgy for Popstars winners Hear'Say, but now the Soapstars winners are in trouble too.

  Click here for the family album!

Emmerdale bosses who took on the winners from the hunt for the UK's best new soap stars have decided to dump them.

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The Calders family
Dad Phil - Mark Jardine
Mum Jess - Dee Whitehead
Maggie - Ruth Abram
Lucy - Elspeth Brodie
Craig - Jason Hain

They were picked from thousands who took part in the Soapstars search last year to play the Calder family.

There was even a Pupstar search to find them a dog!

The Calders arrived in the Yorkshire Dales last November to run the holiday village, Dale Park.

But in the show, the future of the park is in doubt. So Emmerdale writers have decided the family should move on too.

They were meant to be on the programme for three months, but their contracts were extended for another six.

Daughter Maggie, played by Ruth Abram, leaves the programme on Tuesday to move back up north to be with her real mum.

The rest of the family will be on our screens until July and early August.

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