EastEnders star anticipated Emmerdale NTA win

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EastEnders actor Marc Elliott

'EastEnders' actor Marc Elliott thinks 'Emmerdale' should have won the coveted Best Serial Drama accolade at last night's (26.01.11) National Television Awards.

'EastEnders' actor Marc Elliott thinks 'Emmerdale' should have won Best Serial Drama at last night's (26.01.11) National Television Awards.

The 31-year-old star - who plays Syed Masood in the BBC One soap - explained while he was thrilled for his show to have taken home the coveted accolade, he would have voted for its ITV1 rival.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "The competition was really strong this year but I really thought 'Emmerdale' would scoop it actually. I would have voted for those guys.

"Their storyline with Aaron (Danny Miller) and Jackson (Marc Silcock) has been just amazing and I honestly thought it would clinch it for them. Let's just hope I don't get told off for this!"

Meanwhile, Marc's co-star Lacey Turner - who won the gong for Most Outstanding Serial Drama Performance after bowing out of the soap in a dramatic Christmas storyline - admitted the award may be her last, as she is happy to say goodbye to her acting career.

When asked about her plans for the future, Lacey said: "Well, I started out with nothing so it doesn't matter if I end up with nothing."

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