The awards came from Media City UK in Salford, Manchester and were presented by Phillip Schofield. Apart from those up for awards tonight there were plenty of actresses who seemed keen to make a name for themselves by showing off plenty of skin on the red carpet.
One of the evenings most talked about outfits came from 29-year old Jennifer Metcalfe who plays Mercedes in Hollyoaks. She wore an open front white jacket with nothing underneath and was in danger of both breasts escaping at one point when she bent over in front of photographers. It seems that she needed a little “Dutch courage” to wear her revealing outfit as she tweeted on the way to the awards that she was already on her 3rd cocktail of the evening.
Another of the evenings most revealing outfits came courtesy of one of Jennifer’s friends, 28-year old Gemma Merna, who wore a see-through lace gown which seemed to show that she was naked underneath. Gemma, who plays Carmel Valentine in Hollyoaks, is very body confident these days having had a breast enlargement op at the age of 21 that took her from a size 30B to a 30F and gave her the boost she needed to enter the world of glamour modelling.
Bearing more than a passing resemblance to Dannii Minogue was yet another Hollyoaks actress, Jorgie Porter who plays Theresa McQueen in the Liverpool based soap. Jorgie chose a stylish Grecian goddess style outfit for the evening and was nominated for the Sexiest Female award.
Like many awards the Sexiest Female went in the direction of long-running soap Coronation Street. As far as this award goes that meant the winner was Michelle Keegan who took home the prize for her performance as Tina McIntyre.
Coronation Street was undoubtedly the night’s big winner in the annual battle of the soaps taking home the awards for Villain of the Year (Natalie Gumede as Kirsty Soames), Best Actor (Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs), Best Exit (Nigel Havers as Lewis Archer), Best Comedy Performance (Patti Clare as Mary Taylor), Best Dramatic Performance (Natalie Gumede again for Kirsty Soames), Best Storyline (Kirsty’s abuse of Tyrone) and the night’s top award of Best British Soap.
You can check out all the fashions and hear what the winners and losers had to say by tuning into ITV1 tomorrow night at 8pm.