Sharongate named greatest soap moment

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 June 2012
Letitia Dean

Letitia Dean who plays Sharon

EastEnders' 'Sharongate' revelation has been named the greatest soap moment of the last 20 years, with Coronation Street's live tram crash in second place

EastEnders' 'Sharongate' revelation has been named the greatest soap moment of the last 20 years.

The October 1994 storyline - which saw the taped confession of Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean) that she had slept with her brother-in-law Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) heard by husband Grant (Ross Kemp), who then played it out in the Queen Victoria - topped a list compiled by Inside Soap magazine, beating rival soap Coronation Street's spectacular live tram crash in December 2010 into second place.

'EastEnders' also took third place in the list, with Kat Slater's 2001 confession that she was actually Zoe Slater's mother not her sister, while the dramatic moment when 'Coronation Street' innocent Deirdre Barlow was jailed in 1998 took fourth place.

Rounding out the top five was the 1993 'Emmerdale' plane crash.

In total, 'EastEnders' took seven spots on the list, one more than 'Coronation Street'. 'Emmerdale' had four top moments, while 'Brookside' had two and 'Hollyoaks' just one.

Inside Soap's 20 Greatest Moments:

1. 'EastEnders', Sharongate, October 1994

2. 'Coronation Street', The tram crash, December 2010

3. 'EastEnders', Kat tells Zoe she's her mum,

February 2001

4. 'Coronation Street', Deirdre is sent down, March 1998

5. 'Emmerdale', The plane crash, December 1993

6. 'Brookside', The body under the patio is dug up, January 1995

7. 'EastEnders', Danielle dies in Ronnie's arms, April 2009

8. 'Coronation Street', Tricky Dickie drives the Platts into the canal, March 2003

9. 'Emmerdale', Kim lets Frank die, May 1997

10. 'EastEnders', Stacy and Max's affair is revealed, December 2007

11. 'Hollyoaks', Niall's explosive revenge on the McQueen family, October 2008

12. 'EastEnders', Den is murdered by Chrissie,

February 2005

13. 'Emmerdale', Chris poisons himself and then proceeds to frame Charity, September 2003

14. 'EastEnders', Sonia gives birth not knowing she's pregnant, October 2000

15. 'Coronation Street', Mike Baldwin dies, April 2006

16. 'Emmerdale', Aaron helps Jackson end his life, June 2011

17. 'Coronation Street', Raquel leaves the Street, November 1996

18. 'EastEnders', Tiffany is run over and killed,

December 1998

19. 'Brookside', Beth and Margaret's lesbian kiss, January 1994

20. 'Coronation Street', Sally slaps Natalie for revenge on her affair, September 1997

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