Jo Joyner's Soap Awards nerves

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 April 2012
Jo Joyner

Jo Joyner

Jo Joyner is "nervous" about the British Soap Awards after being nominated for four awards for her portrayal of cancer-sufferer Tanya Branning

Jo Joyner is "nervous" about the British Soap Awards after being nominated for four awards.

The 'EastEnders' actress - who plays Tanya Branning in the BBC One soap - feels "pressure" to win an accolade at the ceremony after she was given nods for Best Actress, Best Dramatic Performance, Best Storyline and Best On-Screen Partnership, and she is anxious about falling over if she has to pick up a gong.

She said: "I'm a bit nervous about being nominated for four British Soap Awards because it doesn't usually happen to me and it feels like a bit of pressure.

"I normally go to the soap awards not really caring and just go to meet some friends and see all my old friends from the north.

"And this year I suppose I'll have to worry about whether I'll fall over if I go down for an award!"

Jo's main priority at the ceremony is to win the Best On-Screen Partnership award - which she is up for with Jake Wood for their portrayal of ex-husband and wife Max and Tanya Branning, who were reunited as the car salesman supported the businesswoman through her battle with cervical cancer.

In a video interview on the 'EastEnders' website, she added: "I'd like to get the couples one to be fair, because I do think it's nice for Max and Tanya to be up for that, because I'm quite fond of them as a couple."

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