Spoiler Alert! Who Won What at the British Soap Awards

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The BSA took place this Saturday and we have news about who won what in the soaps that we cover here on Primetime, but as coverage of the show isn’t actually being aired until Wednesday, if you don’t want to know who got what award, don’t read on after the ‘Read more and comment’ link…

And it turned out that Phil Schofield hosted she show alone after Fern Britton pulled out citing a “family commitment” as the reason, but as she announced this just two days after her resignation from This Morning was publicised, it added fuel to the fire that there’s a rift between the pair, even though they’ve both denied it repeatedly.

However, on the 27th March, The Sun ran an article regarding Fern dropping both This Morning and the BSA… here’s part of their article.

“Fern is thought to have been on about £20,000 for hosting the show — with Phillip, 46, on TWICE as much.

Insiders said ‘no one was surprised’ at her pull-out.

One said: ‘Would you want to stand next to someone when they’re getting paid twice as much?’

But Fern insisted she had made the decision because of a prior family engagement.”

So, with the thick plottening on that one, the awards went ahead anyway, and here’s who won what from the soaps… remember, don’t read on if you don’t want to know!

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Corrie won a total of six awards which included the sexiest female award going to Michelle Keegan and the Best exit award for Rob James-Collier.

Eastenders just got the lead over Coronation Street winning seven awards and they kept the BSA crown for Best British Soap for another year, and quite right too in my opinion. I love Corrie and Emmerdale, but EastEnders is by far my favourite soap!

Emmerdale really flunked out and received only one award and Hollyoaks – which I can’t stand – didn’t win a thing!

So let’s take a look at all the soapy award winners starting with the EastEnders cast…


Sexiest Male rightly went to Scott Maslen for his portrayal of Jack Branning.

Best Comedy Performance went to Nina Wadia for her role as Zainab Masood.

Lifetime Achievement Award – one of the ‘biggies’ of the awards – went to Barbara Windsor for her long-term portrayal of Peggy Mitchell.

Best On-screen Partnership went to Nitin Ganatra and Nina Wadia who play married couple Masood Ahmed and Zainab Masood.

Best Actor award was won by the gorgeous Robert Kazinsky for his role as Sean Slater in Eastenders. Oh how I wish they’d bring him back! He was THE most sexy bloke there’s ever been on the show in my opinion and I all but licked the TV screen when he was on… yes, I’m a weirdo, I know, but dang, he is/was sooooooooooo fit! However, I digress…

Best Dramatic Performance From A Young Actor Or Actress went to the very cute Maisie Smith who plays the role of Tiffany Dean. She’s a great little actress isn’t she? Remember how she cried when poor Wellard had to be put down? Brilliant, so she really deserved that award.

Best Soap – arguably the ‘Biggie’ award went to Eastenders and as I mentioned earlier, rightly so too. They’ve not only kept up consistently brilliant storylines and edge-of-your-seat-drama, they’ve also kept up the quality of the acting too.

Now onto Coronation Street and who won what…


Sexiest Female as I mentioned above, went to Michelle Keegan who plays the feisty Tina.

Villain of the Year was unsurprisingly awarded to Gray O’Brien who plays evil Tony Gordon, killer of perfectly good looking males in Coronation Street – the swine.

Best Exit as I mentioned went to Rob James-Collier who of course played murdered Liam Connor.

Best Newcomer went to Craig Gazey who plays Graeme. That one surprised me a bit I must say; he hasn’t really registered a lot on my soapdar at all!

Best Actress went to Katherine Kelly as Becky Grainger and justifiably so; she’s in actuality so unlike her character, she does a cracking job of playing the loud-mouthed, badly dressed chav-esque, ladette Becky!

Special Achievement Award went to Peter Whalley who’s one of the long serving writers of Coronation Street.

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Spectacular Scene was the only award that Emmerdale got for the “Victoria Falls Through The Ice” scene, and fair dos, it was a good scene that one, which on Emmerdale these days is becoming increasingly rare!

So well done to everyone from us here at Primetime!

You can watch full coverage of The British Soap Awards on Wednesday at 8pm on ITV1.

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.