Hello and welcome to A Slice Of Soap. This is the little world for soap fans, but not even the best writers of the genre could’ve come up with the continuing fallout from Sunday’s Baftas Awards.
Firstly, if you missed the Sunday night ceremony and haven’t yet read the entry in the TV Blog, the Holby City cast and crew are probably still celebrating their success at the Baftas.
For some, there was still shock at Corrie not even being nominated (but with yawners like the baby swap storyline dragging on longer than the Obama/Clinton thing, who’s surprised?). The remaining big guns, including Emmerdale and EastEnders, must’ve thought they were a shoo-in to take the prize, but Holby City snatched the glory. Hugh Quarshie, Robert Powell, Amanda Mealing and Jaye Jacobs represented the show to pick up the award (from Dallas legend Patrick Duffy – Bobby Ewing!!!!!).
Debonair actor Hugh Quarshie said: "To beat the best at their own game is very satisfying." I bet it was. Last year, sister show Casualty romped to victory, so maybe in 2009 we can expect to see Hollyoaks bringing home the bacon? EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale – you have been warned.
And there’s more! Secondly, Babs Windsor is said to furious at being left off the guest list for Sunday’s star-studded gala night. A source said: "Of course, all the cast in the Christmas episodes were going to be invited. But Barbara wasn’t so happy – and rightfully so – because she’s the matriarch of the show." However, an EastEnders spokesman said: "The BBC had a restricted number of tickets." Babs wasn’t the only one feeling left out; other cast members were angry that only the actors in the ratings-topping Christmas storyline, including Lacey Turner and Charlie Clements, were asked along. Funnily enough, there was room for recent returnees Patsy Palmer and Sid Owen…Talk about favouritism!
I guess that means the actor who plays our hero Gus wasn’t in attendance either. Still, I’m sure Mohammed George is used to it. I mean, he was barely on the show so why’s he gonna be anywhere associated with it? Only one more week of Gus magic left and then it’s the end of an era…
That’s it for now. Join me on Friday for more soap news and gossip. Got a comment about your favourite soap, this blog or anything else? Share it with me.
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