As heartthrob doctor Johnny Marinovich, Stelios Yiakmis arrived in Ferndale as the husband of Ellen Crozier (Robyn Malcolm), left as the widower of Tiffany Warner (Alison James), and accumulated a large pile of broken hearts along the way.

Here he recalls turning to Michael Galvin for tips on surviving on the Street, and how a three-week contract became five extraordinary years of his life.

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