He is noted as being the only permanent cross dressing character on a British soap.
The student's most memorable storylines included an HIV scare and Kris' identity crisis, where he is forced to hide his homosexuality and clothes preferences from his brother Malachy.
The pair split in 2009 after 18 months, with Gerard declaring 'there's plenty more Salmon in the sea' following the end of their romance.
The blonde started her career when she won Miss Northern Ireland in 1999, before turning her attention to presenting.
The former Blue Peter presenter, 37, showed off her impressively toned stomach in a skimpy red and black bikini, as she packed on the PDA with her hunky beau on the beach.
Scroll down for video Life's a beach: Zoe Salmon and her husband William Corrie no doubt reminisced on their Caribbean nuptials on Sunday, as they returned to Barbados for a spot of winter sunshine The Northern Irish star displayed her enviably slender waist and rippling abs, as she wandered the sand in a barely-there bikini top and quirky black sarong bottoms.