Street scoops ‘Top Soap’ award
Though both Eastenders and Coronation Street claimed five titles each at last night’s Inside Soap awards, it was the Manchester show that really came out on top.
Following months of strong storylines, Corrie was named Best Soap, as voted for by readers of the TV magazine.
Antony Cotton, part-time chat show host and the man behind the show’s camp barman Sean Tully was named as Best Actor, with young Lacey Turner who plays Albert Square’s troublesome teen Stacey Slater was voted the Best Actress.
The spoils were shared when it came to the more simple matter of physical attraction: Rob James-Collier, the Street’s cheeky chappy Liam Conner was found to be the sexiest male while Hollyoaks actress Roxanne McKee, who plays Louise Summers in the show was awarded the Sexiest Actress award.
Stephen Murray, the editor of Inside Soap said at the awards ceremony: “The race for ‘Best Soap’ was neck and neck until voting closed, which just proves what an outstanding year it’s been in soapland.”
Jack P Shepherd’s David Platt, who has been making the life of his Corrie mother, Gail, a misery over the past year, was named as the Best Bad Boy.