British soap stars Nicole Barber Lane and Liam Fox have split after more than 15 years of marriage.

Lane, who plays Myra MCQueen in Hollyoaks, and Fox, who plays Dan Spencer in Emmerdale, announced the news in a joint statement which reveals they plan to divorce, but continue living together for the sake of their children.

The statement reads, "It is with much sadness that we confirm the end of our marriage, though our family unit remains strong. We will always love and respect each other and are united by our children and family remaining at the centre of our lives."

The couple wed in 1999 and they have two kids together.