Inside Soap Awards 2013, Winners and Red Carpet Fashions – last night was the annual Inside Soap Awards and although the 3 main UK soaps all ended up with 4 awards apiece it is Emmerdale that had the best night.
The ITV soap, which is set in a fictional farming village in the Yorkshire Dales, has been on the air since 1972 when it was originally known as Emmerdale farm and has steadily grown in popularity over recent years. This has now culminated in the soap taking home the coveted Best Soap Award for the first time in it’s history.
Each year there has been the usual battle between the BBC’s Eastenders and ITV’s Coronation Street to see which of them will be crowned best soap but from now on it looks like it may be a 3 horse race.
As well as the evening’s top award Emmerdale also took home 3 more awards for Best Bad Boy (Dominic Power playing Cameron Murray), Best Storyline (Cameron’s killer cover up) and the outstanding Achievement Award for the show’s special 40th Anniversary live episode which aired on 17 October last year.
Coronation Street’s 4 awards were for Best Actor ( David Neilson playing Roy Cropper), Sexiest Female (Michelle Keegan playing Tina McIntyre), Funniest Male (Simon Gregson playing Steve McDonald) and the Best Bitch Award went to current Strictly frontrunner Natalie Gumede for playing Kirsty Soames.
Eastenders’ 4 awards were for Best Actress (Jacqueline Jossa playing Lauren Branning), Funniest Female (Tameka Empson playing Kim Fox), Best Young Actor (Maisie Smith playing Tiffany Butcher) and Best Newcomer (Khali Best playing Dexter Hartman).
The red carpet saw the usual selection of revealing outfits from young female soap stars with the evening’s Most Revealing Dress Award going to Hollyoakes actress Gemma Merna, who plays Carmel Valentine in the show. Gemma wore a not very subtle but attention grabbing bright yellow pvc dress that had a zip running the complete length of the front and had a very open cleavage baring top.
Looking much classier on the red carpet in their classic black outfits were Emmerdale actresses Charley Webb and Michelle Hardwick who play the roles of Debbie Dingle and Vanessa Woodfield in the soap.
Also looking just right for the big night was Eastenders actress Jacqueline Jossa who won the evening’s Best Actress Award and wore a nude and sequin covered black top for her big night out at Ministry of Sound.