Former EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer is considered a household name across the four corners of the nation but despite being mega-famous, she isn't the only star in her family.

Patsy became known for playing gobby redhead Bianca Jackson on the ionic British soap back in 1993, following a short stint on Grange Hill.

But her famous silver puffer coat secured her as one of the most famous characters in British soap opera history, and she was often heard bellowing: "RICKY!" across Albert Square.

Despite being a huge star, the 48-year-old actress whose real name is Julie Anne Harris, is also mum to a few stars.

Patsy's eldest offspring, Charley Palmer Rothwell, 28, is known for his striking blond locks and perfectly chiselled cheekbones and has also carved out a rather successful acting career of his own.

The Bethnal Green born actor landed his first role in 2013, starring as Jaden in the BBC show Mayday alongside the likes of Peter Firth and Leila Mimmack.

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However, he has since gone on to be cast in the likes of Casualty and BBC One's Ripper Street in 2016.

Arguably, Charley is perhaps best known for taking on the role of Baz Vegas in the hit show Our Girl, appearing alongside Michelle Keegan, following British troops who are fighting on the front line.

Rothwell, who occasionally goes by the name of Charley Palmer Merkell has also worked alongside critically acclaimed director and screenwriter, Christopher Nolan.

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He acted alongside the likes of Tom Hardy and singer-turned-actor Harry Styles in the 2017, World War II-inspired film Dunkirk as a Corporal.

While Charley may have a star-studded career, his younger brother Fenton Merkell, 20, also boasts a glittering CV, after striking up a career as a model.

The shaggy-haired brunette who relocated to Malibu, California with his family was snapped up by a modelling agency after his impressive looks left social media users swooning.

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Fenton was quickly signed onto the books of The Dragonfly Agency and Select Model Management, before going on to appear in campaigns for the likes of Flaunt, Boys by Girls, and i-D magazine.

The star who has an edgy nineties look to him and who is often clothed in items he's picked up at the local thrift stores across Los Angeles, made headlines back in 2017 when it came to light that he was dating the daughter of a supermodel.

Fenton enjoyed a romance with none other than Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia Gerber, with sources saying they were "close" and "very happy together".

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It's believed the A-list couple got together after Patsy moved Stateside after bidding farewell to EastEnders.

As well as dating Kaia, Fenton was also romantically involved with Real Housewives' star Lisa Rinna's daughter, Amelia Gray, with the former flames once sharing snaps of one another on social media.

Fenton, however, isn't the only model in the family, with sister Emilia Merkell, 20, going on to sign with the prestigious modelling agency, Storm, who represent names such as Hana Cross and Lottie Moss, as well as members of The Royal Family including Lady Amelia Windsor and Lady Kitty Spencer.

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Emilia often shares snaps of her sun-soaked life on her Instagram page which boasts an impressive 88,000 followers.

Patsy's only daughter has also graced the cover of the iconic glossy magazine, Tatler, back in 2019.

The star admitted that she barely feels as though she has lived in Blighty after Patsy upped sticks and moved to Los Angeles when she and Fenton were both young.

"LA is where I've spent my formative year," she previously said.

As well as her three famous children, Patsy is also mum to 10-year-old Bertie, who she shares with husband Richard.

Bertie may only be 10, but it's said that he's a promising athlete and could one day become a professional footballer.

Despite the entire family having their own sensational careers, Patsy and her brood were once lined up to take over from the Kardashian-Jenner family, seeing them star in their own reality show.

Back in 2019, she told The Sun: "Yes, it's happening. We’re talking about it seriously with an American production company.

"The Kardashians are great – I know a couple of them and they're really nice people, but we're not them."

Sadly, the reality show is yet to materialise but with their stunning looks and talents, the Merkell-Rothwell family will certainly continue on with their phenomenal careers.

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