Emmerdale wins big at Inside Soap Awards 2017

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 November 2017
Danny Miller

Danny Miller

'Emmerdale' has been crowned Best Soap at this year's Inside Soap Awards for the third year running

'Emmerdale' has been crowned the Best Soap at this year's Inside Soap Awards.

The long-running ITV show has walked away with the prestigious gong for the third year running at the glamorous ceremony, held at London's historic Hippodrome Casino, on Monday (06.11.17) after fighting off stiff competition from rivals 'Coronation Street', 'EastEnders' and 'Hollyoaks' due to their impressive storylines.

And that's not the only trophy the soap bagged as Danny Miller - who plays Aaron Dingle in the programme - secured Best Actor, while Gillian Kearney - who left the show a few weeks ago - won Best Bad Girl for her portrayal of evil Emma Barton.

The shocking motorway crash last autumn, which saw the vindictive nurse push her husband James Barton (Bill Ward), over a bridge onto on-coming traffic below, was heavily praised by viewers, so it's hardly surprising that it's won Best Show Stopper.

The incident also showed the extent of Ashley Thomas' battle with dementia, which ultimately led to his heartbreaking death earlier this year, and John Middleton's tear-jerking performance of the vicar's final scenes has secure him the Best Exit prize.

Alfie Clarke - who plays Ashley's son Arthur Thomas - has walked away with Best Young Actor, while Natalie J. Robb has been crowned Sexiest Female.

But their awards didn't stop there as Dominic Brunt bagged the final gong for the soap as he picked up this year's Funniest Male for his portrayal of Paddy Kirk.

'Coronation Street' followed swiftly behind with five awards after Lucy Fallon scooped Best Actress for her performance of Bethany Platt, Connor McIntyre - who plays builder Pat Phelan - secured Best Bad Boy, Dolly-Rose Campbell picked up Funniest Female for playing Gemma Winter and Julia Goulding was awarded Best Newcomer after her alter-ego Shona Ramsey bounded onto the cobbles this year.

The soap was also praised for having the Best Shock Twist after it was revealed that Andy Carver (Oliver Farnworth) was alive and had been held hostage by evil Phelan.

'EastEnders' didn't walk away empty handed either as Davood Ghadami - who is currently taking part in 'Strictly Come Dancing' - picked up Sexiest Male, while his co-star Gillian Taylforth was awarded the Outstanding Achievement gong.

'Casualty' levelled with the BBC One soap after they George Rainsford - who plays handsome doctor Ethan Hardy - scooped Best Drama Star and their dramatic helicopter crash, which saw the hospital destroyed, won Best Drama Storyline.

Hollyoak's Lysette Anthony and Nicole Barber-Lane - who play Marnie Nightingale and Myra McQueen in the Channel 4 - were praised for Best Partnership, while Australia's 'Neighbours' beat 'Doctors' to the Best Daytime Soap prize.

The full list of winners are as follows;

Best Actor

Danny Miller

Best Actress

Lucy Fallon

Best Bad Boy

Connor McIntyre

Best Bad Girl

Gillian Kearney

Funniest Male

Dominic Brunt

Funniest Female

Dolly-Rose Campbell

Best Newcomer

Julia Goulding

Best Young Actor

Alfie Clarke

Sexiest Male

Davood Ghadami

Sexiest Female

Natalie J Robb

Best Partnership

Marnie Nightingale & Myra McQueen

Best Show-Stopper

Motorway crash/James' death in 'Emmerdale'

Best Shock Twist

Andy's alive in 'Coronation Street'

Best Exit

John Middleton

Best Drama Star

George Rainsford

Best Drama Storyline

Helicopter crash in 'Casualty'

Best Daytime Soap


Best Daytime Star

Lorna Laidlaw )

Outstanding Achievement

Gillian Taylforth

Best Soap


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