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All About Soap Best Soap Moments Of 2014 awards: Who will get your vote? Soaps

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Tomorrow sees the All About Soap launch this year’s search to find the best soap moment from the last 12 months, and whilst the official nomination list has yet to be revealed, we can reveal some of the biggest contenders. The past 12 months have been epic in the land of the Great British Soaps, with no less than seven and a half murders (we still aren’t convinced that Mercedes McQueen in Hollyoaks is dead), ten weddings, three births and one train crash (off the top of our heads) to

January soap changes to make way for National Television Awards! Soaps

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The National Television Awards are always a grand affair and help pull us all out of the gloomy January blues, so it is only right that the rest of the television industry makes way for them. Let’s face it, apart from the second series of Broadchurch and Benidorm, what else is there to look forward to in the damp and dismal month?

Emmerdale spoilers: Hollyoaks’ Gemma Atkinson joins as Carly Hope Soaps

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Gemma Atkinson is about to take on her second high profile soap opera role and the stunning actress will be joining ITV’s Emmerdale as Bob Hope’s (Tony Audenshaw) estranged daughter, Carly Hope. The blonde beauty is best known for her role in Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, where she played young vixen Lisa Hunter between 2001 and 2005. After her exit from Hollyoaks, Atkinson reprised the role twice in two spin-off series.

Have soap’s destroyed British comedy? Alan Davies thinks so…. Comedy

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Whilst most of us are up in arms whenever the football disrupts our soap viewing even for just one night, one person in the entertainment industry thinks they don’t deserve their regular time slots in the first place! Since the dawn of time soaps such as Emmerdale, EastEnders and Coronation Street have occupied what is commonly considered prime time slots for weekday viewing.

2014: The best EastEnders & Emmerdale storylines, episodes & performances…. Soaps

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Christmas is a time for reflection and for being thankful for all the lovely things that have happened over the year and who delivers us such reliable and consistent joy than the world of the British soap opera. As we sit and wait for all of the mainstream soaps – Hollyoaks, EastEnders, Emmerdale & Coronation Street – to pull out all the stops to entertain us over this festive period, we thought we would share with you some of our favourite moments from this year so far.

Emmerdale Spoilers: December trailer shows Aaron & Robert kissing – We knew it! (VIDEO) Soaps

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We had already started to notice that there was something a little deeper than just friendship on the horizon between Robert Sugden and Aaron Livesy in Emmerdale, and now the December trailer has proved it! Fans of the hit ITV soap will know how Robert (Ryan Hawley) stumbled upon Aaron (Danny Miller) and Ross’ (Michael Parr) chop shop car stealing scam, and used the information to blackmail the pair in to turning over his future father-in-law’s house.

Emmerdale spoilers: Pregnant Adele Silva returning as Kelly Windsor? She says… Soaps

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One of the only things that Emmerdale fans could console themselves with after the tragic and emotionally charged death of Donna Windsor, was the prospect that her manipulative sister, Kelly would return to the show for her funeral. Kelly Windsor (Adele Silva) was the original soap bitch who everyone loved to hate, with a personality bigger than the half the cast put together, making her one of the hit ITV soap’s most memorable characters of all time.

Emmerdale Spoilers: Old Cain Dingle is back when Moira’s in a hit & run! Soaps

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Emmerdale fans can expect to see a glimpse the old Cain Dingle when his vengeful side is unleashed after his beloved wife is hospitalised by a hot and run driver. Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) used to thrive on danger and violence back in the day before he was tamed by his one and only wife, Moira Barton (Natalie J Robb), so imagine how angry he will get when somebody knocks her down whilst she runs around preparing for his 40th birthday party.

Emmerdale Spoilers: Alicia & David plunged into dramatic new storyline! Natalie Anderson spills Soaps

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Alicia Metcalfe has been in the thick of some of Emmerdale’s most dramatic and hard-hitting storylines recently, so it is little wonder that the powers that be have given her a little bit of a rest – but it’s not going to be a long one! Alicia (Natalie Anderson) was shot by killer Cameron Murray during last year’s epic siege of the Woolpack, not long after she had been released from prison for assaulting Val (Charley Hardwick).

Emmerdale’s Ryan Hawley says Robert has no remorse over Home Farm raid! Soaps

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We all knew that the return of Robert Sugden in Emmerdale would spell trouble, and we were right! Fans of the hit ITV soap will know how Robert (Ryan Hawley) was not met with a great response from his estranged family – brother Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) and his future wife Katie (Sammy Winward), but it would seem that his part of his new family is equally irritated by his presence too – And with just cause.

Emmerdale Spoilers: Jimmy & Nicola to split? Nick Miles spills… Soaps

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They were one of the least obvious pairings in the history of soaps when they first got together, but now Nicola and Jimmy King have become Emmerdale’s answer to Jack and Vera, if they stay together… Jimmy (Nick Miles) and Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) first got together in the back of a truck after a night of drowning their sorrows together, which resulted in the unplanned pregnancy of their daughter, Angelica.

Emmerdale: Steve Halliwell celebrates 20 years playing Zak Dingle! Soaps

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It is pretty hard to imagine Emmerdale without Zak Dingle in it and that is because he has been a pillar of the show for the last twenty years. Without a doubt Zak Dingle (Steve Halliwell) has been cemented in the history books of soap greats during his time in the sleepy village, despite the fact that his now iconic family were initially only brought in to portray local thugs causing trouble!

Emmerdale spoilers: Robert Sugden’s back with a “possible transmission fault” Soaps

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Fans tuning in to Emmerdale during last night’s second trip to the sleepy Yorkshire village would have been a bit confused and not just by the fact that Nathan Wilde seems to have returned claiming to be Robert Sugden. To be fair, there was quite a bit that struck us as fundamentally wrong with episode two of the hit ITV soap last night, for example the nonsensical banner the Dingles’ put up to welcome Lisa home, which said “Welcome home from Lisa” and the fact that Andy