Dustin Diamond's in CBB but what happened to his Saved By The Bell co-stars?

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Saved By The Bell's Dustin Diamond - aka Screech - has made a return to the small screen in Celebrity Big Brother, but what happened to the rest of the cast?

SBTB was our Saturday morning staple growing up – we all fancied Zack Morris, we wanted to be Kelly Kapowski and we were secretly jealous of Lisa Turtle's awesome wardrobe.

Saved By The Bell

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The show ran between 1989 and 1993 and spawned two not-as-great spin-off shows – Saved By The Bell: The College Years and Saved By The Bell: The New Class – and two TV movies, including one which saw our beloved Zack and Kelly finally tie the knot! We always knew they'd end up together.

But what happened to the fab six when the doors shut at Bayside High for good?

Mark-Paul Gosselaar: Zack

Gorgeous Mark-Paul grew up and dropped the floppy blonde curtains in favour of a brooding dark-haired look, starring in US TV shows like NYPD Blue, Raising The Bar and drama/comedy show Franklin & Bash.

Marc-Paul Gosselaar

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The 39-year-old was married to his first wife, former model Lisa Ann Russell, for 14 years and together they had two children: son Michael, born in 2004, and daughter Ava, born in 2006. In July last year he married advertising executive Catriona McGinn and they are expecting a baby together next month. Mark-Paul is a keen sports car and track bike enthusiast.

Tiffani Amber Theissen: Kelly

Everybody's favourite girl next door with the perfect (huge) hair, cute crop tops and the enviable position as both a cheerleader and Zack's crush, Kelly Kapowski, was played by Tiffani Amber Theissen.

Tiffani Thiessen
The 2nd Annual Red Carpet Event to help The National Safe Kids Worldwide
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Tiffani, who later dropped the Amber part of her name, went on to star in long-running US show Beverly Hills, 90210 as Valerie Malone, and other shows like Fastlane and the hit US series White Collar. The 39-year-old is happily married to actor Brady Smith and gave birth to their first child, Harper Renn Smith, in 2010. She's also found success with her eco-friendly furniture line, Petit Nest.

Dustin Diamond: Screech

Dustin Diamond is definitely still recognised as playing one of the world's most well known geeks, Samuel 'Screech' Powers. Aside from his current stint in Celebrity Big Brother, since leaving the show Dustin appeared in a number of the Saved By The Bell spin offs, including Saved By The Bell: The College Years and Saved By The Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas.

Dustin "Screech" Diamond at the Celebrity  Boxing Match featuring Michael Lohan and Frank Sorrentino at The Ocean Manor. Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 04.06.11
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As well as acting, he is a stand up comedian and has also been a contestant on the American reality TV programme, Celebrity Fit Club. Most surprising of all though was the release of his own sex tape, which he directed himself! Since being in CBB, however, Dustin has admitted he used a 'stunt double' for the the rude scenes. Cheeky, whichever way you look at it!

Elizabeth Berkley: Jessie

Elizabeth Berkley is known for playing Bayside High's outspoken class president, strong willed feminist and smart girl on campus, Jessie Spano. The 41-year-old actress went on to appear in a whole host of films after her Saved By The Bell days, but most notably starred as an exotic stripper in Showgirls in 1995.

Elizabeth Berkley
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Last year, Elizabeth and her husband of almost 10 years, Greg Lauren, celebrated the birth of their first child, Skye. Similar to her Saved By The Bell character, she is also an author and keen activist and has been involved in campaigns for PETA and runs her own self-esteem programme for teenage girls called Ask-Elizabeth.

Mario Lopez: A.C Slater

Mario Lopez starred as the 'jock' of the group, A.C Slater, Bayside High's biggest athlete and ladies' man, who was often called out on his sexist remarks by classmate Jessie Spano. Mario went on to appear in shows such as Nip/Tuck, a number of films and acted on Broadway after SBTB finished.

Mario Lopez

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More recently, Mario made a name for himself as a television host by presenting competitions such as America's Best Dance Crew for MTV and the hit entertainment news show in the US, Extra. As of 2012, Mario landed the coveted job as co-host on the second season of US X Factor alongside Khloe Kardashian. He is due to return as the solo host when series three kicks off this autumn.

In 2004, Mario married girlfriend Ali Landry, but two weeks later the marriage was annulled. Last December, he tied the knot with Broadway dancer Courtney Laine Mazza and they are expecting their second child together next month. Before the birth of their first daughter in 2010, they starred in their own reality TV show called Mario: Saved By The Baby.

Lark Voorhies: Lisa

Lark Voorhies played pretty and spoilt Lisa Turtle, who was also the object of Screech's constant and unrequited affections. After leaving Saved By The Bell, she went on to have a flourishing career in acting and starred in a number of music videos, soap operas and sitcoms, including Days Of Our Lives and The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.

Lark Voorhies

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Lark divorced fellow actor Miguel Coleman after eight years together and remarried Andy Clark three years later. Last year, Lark appeared on US TV show ET and hit back at reports that she suffers from bi-polar disorder.

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