Hello and welcome to today’s edition of A Slice Of Soap.
Well, it looks like the cast of EastEnders have got a lot to be happy about after beating Corrie and Emmerdale at the TVQuick and TVChoice awards. Last year, in a bit of a shock, Corrie actually won. Not so this year.
The big thing about the TVQuick and TVChoice awards is that they’re voted for by the people that read the magazines. Clearly, most of the readers are EastEnders fans because the BBC soap tends to win year after year. I don’t know why members of any other soap bother turning up. Charlie Clements, 21, who plays Bradley Branning had cause for double celebration after he picked up the award for Best Soap Actor for the second consecutive year and Best Soap for EastEnders. He said: "It’s always good for the show to win, it’s recognition for the show as a whole, for everyone behind the camera as well, it’s a hard slog so it’s great that it’s paid off." Emmerdale’s Charlotte Bellamy (Laurel Thomas) was handed the Best Soap Actress trophy along with the Best Soap Storyline title for the cot death plot earlier this year. Blimey, Emmerdale winning is a bit of news too.
While we’re on the subject of EastEnders, Zahra Ahmadi who plays Shabnam Masood, is off. Apparently she’s quitting the soap after being frustrated by a lack of storylines for her character…yes, we viewers know exactly what you mean Zahra. I mean, even Nikki Patel (who plays Dev’s daughter Amber on Corrie) gets more action than you do. Her character’s busy falling for lanky, pasty Darryl just before the Morton family leave. Back to Zahra and the 29-year-old said: "I’ve made the tough decision to leave as I’m still young and I want to try other roles. But I’m really happy the door has been left open for me to return as it has been a great experience."
In my opinion Zahra Ahmadi has probably made the right decision. She’s played the role of Shabnam for just over a year, but in all honesty I can’t recall a single decent storyline involving her character (or any of the Masoods for that matter). If we’re to believe executive producer Diederick Santer, that could all change in the next few months. He said that the family are a great addition and they’ve got some goodies in the pipeline for them. However, it would appear that it’s a case of too little, too late for actress Zahra Amadi….
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