EastEnders wins big at Inside Soap Awards
'EastEnders' was the big winner at the 2010 Inside Soap Awards on Monday night (27.09.10) taking home six prizes
'EastEnders' was the big winner at the 2010 Inside Soap Awards on Monday night (27.09.10).
As well as retaining the title of Best Soap, the BBC One show also took home the gongs for Best Actress, Sexiest Male, Best Newcomer, Best Exit and Best Wedding.
Actress Lacey Turner - who plays Stacey Branning in the soap - received the Best Actress prize for the fifth consecutive year, while Charlie Clements, who played her on-screen husband Bradley Branning, won Best Exit for his dramatic rooftop police chase which was part of the show's live episode earlier in the year.
Keeping it in the Branning family, the Sexiest Male award went to Scott Maslen (Jack Branning), although the actor admitted he was embarrassed to win the trophy.
Speaking at the ceremony at London's Shaka Zulu venue, he told BANG Showbiz: "It's more embarrassing than anything really! I don't feel very sexy. I mean, I'm 40 years old! It's just another thing to get ribbed by my mates for. At my age, something like this doesn't really affect you but if I was 18 or 19 I'd be walking around thinking I owned the place."
However, he was very proud that 'EastEnders' took home the top honour.
He added: "Winning Best Soap seems so right what with Barbara Windsor (Peggy Mitchell) leaving, she's left such a legacy behind her."
Also in attendance at the event were 'Coronation Street' stars Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw) and Paula Lane (Kylie Turner), as well as 'Hollyoaks' star Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay) and Claire Cooper (Jacqui McQueen).
2010 Inside Soap Awards sponsored by Littlewoods.com full list of winners:
Best Soap: 'EastEnders'
Best Actor: Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy,' Emmerdale')
Best Actress: Lacey Turner (Stacey Branning, 'EastEnders')
Sexiest Male: Scott Maslen (Jack Branning, 'EastEnders')
Sexiest Female: Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, 'Coronation Street')
Best Young Actor: Alex Bain (Simon Barlow, 'Coronation Street')
Best Newcomer: Ricky Norwood (Arthur Chubb, 'EastEnders')
Funniest Performance: Craig Gazey (Graeme Proctor, 'Coronation Street')
Best Drama: 'Waterloo Road'
Best Wedding: Syed Masood and Amira Shah ('EastEnders')
Best Exit: Charlie Clements (Bradley Branning, 'EastEnders')
Best Stunt: The Factory Siege, Fire and Explosion ('Coronation Street')
Best Dramatic Performance: Danny Miller (Aaron admits the truth about his sexuality to Paddy 'Emmerdale').
Best Daytime Soap: 'Neighbours'
Best Daytime Star: Ryan Maloney (Jarrod 'Toadie' Rebecchi, 'Neighbours')