Hello and welcome to A Slice Of Soap. Hey guys, it looks like the residents of Albert Square have gone and done it again. Not content with wiping the floor clean with Corrie at the TV Quick/TV Choice Awards, now they’ve gone and bagged nine gongs at the Inside Soap Awards…was there any point in the cast members of the other soaps turning up, I ask myself?
Anyway, Lacey Turner, who plays Stacey Branning, was named in three of EastEnders’ wins. For the second year running, she won Best Actress and Best Couple alongside Charlie Clements, who plays her on-screen husband Bradley Branning. EastEnders also beat Coronation Street in the Best Storyline Award for Max and Stacey’s affair, while Rob Kazinsky aka Sean ‘Shout’ Slater came away with two awards; Sexiest Male and Best Actor…Best actor? All he does is shout!!! My poor eardrums. At least they’ll get some relief when he leaves Albert Square.
Corrie’s Alison King walked away with a gong for Best Bitch beating off competition from Hollyoaks/’Enders actress Gemma Bissex. EastEnders actress Rita Simons won the Best Newcomer and Corrie’s Kym Marsh took the gong for Best Dressed Soap Star (well, I suppose ‘Enders had to leave at least one award for our friends on’t Cobbles).
Hollyoaks actor Ellis Hollins came away with the award for Best Young Actor….well done kid. Anyone but annoying Ben Mitchell and I’m ‘appy. Although, I’d love to have seen EastEnders’ Jamie Borthwick, who plays Jay Brown, get the award cos he’s a great little actor. I reckon he’ll get the award next year for his brilliant acting surrounding the death of his on-screen Dad, Jase Dyer. I still haven’t got over that…it was sooooooooo sad.
So, the Inside Soap Awards definitely belonged to EastEnders….nine out of fifteen gongs!!! If they carry on like this, they’ll have to rename the awards ceremony ‘The Albert Square Soap Awards’. Anyway, one thing’s for sure, the producers of Coronation Street have really got their work cut for them if they’re gonna restore some pride back on the Cobbles of Weatherfield. But for now, it’s a huge pat on the back for EastEnders and commiserations to Coronation Street. Let’s just hope that 2009 will be a better year for them.
Inside Soap Awards 2008
Best Soap – EastEnders Best Actress
Lacey Turner (EastEnders’ Stacey Branning)
Best Actor – Robert Kazinsky (EastEnders’ Sean Slater)
Sexiest Male – Robert Kazinsky (EastEnders’ Sean Slater)
Best Bad Boy – Jack P Shepherd (Coronation Street’s David Platt)
Best Bitch – Alison King (Coronation Street’s Carla Connor)
Best-dressed Soap Star – Kym Marsh (Coronation Street’s Michelle Connor)
Best Storyline – EastEnders’ Max and Stacey’s affair
Best Couple – EastEnders’ Bradley and Stacey Branning (Lacey Turner and Charlie Clements)
Best Newcomer – Rita Simons (EastEnders’ Roxy Slater)
Best Young Actor – Ellis Hollins (Hollyoaks’ Tom Cunningham)
Outstanding Achievement Award – Chris Chittell (Emmerdale’s Eric Pollard)
Funniest Performance – Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders’ Heather Trott
Sexiest Female – Kara Tointon (EastEnders’ Dawn Swawnn)
Best Serial Drama – The Bill
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