Emmerdale crowned ‘Best Soap’ at the Inside Soap Awards
Emmerdale has triumphed at the Inside Soap Awards, winning the coveted ‘Best Soap’ award for the second year running.
The Yorkshire-based soap took home the Best Soap gong, as well as prizes for Best Shock Twist, for the death of Val Pollard (Charlie Hardwick), Best Young Actor for Amelia Flanagan as April Windsor and Best Partnership for Ryan Hawley and Danny Miller as Robert Sugden and Aaron Dingle (affectionately termed ‘Robron’ by fans).
Speaking at the vent, Hawley said: “It’s great to have won, especially as it’s voted for by the readers of Inside Soap magazine, who are true soap fans. It’s a huge honour.”
Despite Emmerdale‘s massive win, it was rival soap EastEnders that won the most awards, topping the leaderboard with an impressive five gongs. Amongst their winners were Steve McFadden for Best Actor, Lacey Turner for Best Actress, Dame Barbara Windsor for Best Exit, Jacqueline Jossa for Sexiest Female and Tameka Empson for Funniest Female.
Windsor said: “I was nervous about saying goodbye to Peggy, of course I was. But Peggy’s exit was wonderful – I really couldn’t have asked for more. The writers spoilt me, they really did!”
Coronation Street took home the Best Bad Boy award for Connor McIntyre, Funniest Male for Tim Metcalfe, Best Newcomer for Shayne Ward and Best Showstopper for the thrilling live episode that saw Callum wind up dead.
Ward said: “It was the cherry on top [after a great year]. I’ve been blessed to have such great storylines in the first year that I’ve been here. This just rounds it off.”
The full list of winners are as follows:
Best Actor: Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell, EastEnders)
Best Actress: Lacey Turner (Stacey Fowler, EastEnders)
Best Bad Girl: Persephone Swales-Dawson (Nico Bradley, Hollyoaks)
Best Bad Boy: Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan, Coronation Street)
Funniest Female: Tameka Empson (Kim Fox-Hubbard, EastEnders)
Funniest Male: Joe Duttine (Tim Metcalfe, Coronation Street)
Best Newcomer: Shayne Ward (Aidan Connor, Coronation Street)
Best Young Actor: Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor, Emmerdale)
Sexiest Male: Charlie Clapham (Freddie Roscoe, Hollyoaks)
Sexiest Female: Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning, EastEnders)
Best Partnership: Ryan Hawley & Danny Miller (Robert Sugden & Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale)
Best Showstopper: The live episode (Coronation Street)
Best Shock Twist: Val dies (Emmerdale)
Best Exit: Barbara Windsor (Peggy Mitchell, EastEnders)
Best Drama Star: Derek Thompson (Charlie Fairhead, Casualty)
Best Drama Storyline: Arthur’s death (Holby City)
Best Daytime Star: Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy, Neighbours)
Best Daytime Soap: Neighbours
Best Soap: Emmerdale