Glory night for Leeds-based Emmerdale at Inside Soap Awards
Emmerdale dominated its rivals at this year’s Inside Soap Awards, scooping eight of the 18 gongs on offer.
Michael Parr, who plays Ross Barton in the Leeds-based ITV show, said he was “over the moon” to land four of the awards at the ceremony.
Parr won Best Actor, Best Bad Boy, Sexiest Male and Best Affair for his character’s explosive storyline with Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb).
“Being nominated is one thing, but to win it – especially when all the other soaps have had such a strong year,” Parr said.
Charlie Hardwick and Chris Chittell took home Best Partnership for their portrayal of Val and Eric Pollard.
“It feels great,” said Hardwick. “We’ve loved working together and it looks like other people have loved us working together too.”
The Inside Soap Awards, held at DSTRKT in London’s West End, celebrate the best of the past year in soaps and are the only soap awards voted for entirely by fans.
Alison King won Best Actress for playing Carla Connor in Coronation Street, EastEnders took home the prize for Best Shock Twist thanks to the Bobby Beale killing Lucy Beale storyline, and long-time Neighbours actress Jackie Woodburne, who plays Susan Kennedy, won Best Daytime Star.
Jennifer Metcalfe, who plays Mercedes McQueen in Hollyoaks, wore an eye-catching red dress with daring neckline to the ceremony and said it was “amazing” and “so flattering” to win the award for Sexiest Female.
The full winners of the Inside Soap Awards 2015 are as follows:
Best Soap – Emmerdale
Best Actor – Michael Parr (Ross Barton, Emmerdale)
Best Actress – Alison King (Carla Connor, Coronation Street)
Best Bad Boy – Michael Parr (Ross Barton, Emmerdale)
Best Bad Girl – Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow,Coronation Street)
Funniest Male -– Joe Duttine (Tim Metcalfe,Coronation Street)
Funniest Female – Tameka Empson (Kim Fox-Hubbard, EastEnders)
Best Newcomer – Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden, Emmerdale)
Best Young Actor – Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor, Emmerdale)
Sexiest Male – Michael Parr (Ross Barton, Emmerdale)
Sexiest Female – Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen, Hollyoaks)
Best Shock Twist – Bobby killed Lucy (EastEnders)
Best Affair – Debbie Dingle & Ross Barton (Emmerdale)
Best Partnership – Charlie Hardwick & Chris Chittell (Val & Eric Pollard, Emmerdale)
Best Show-Stopper – The live episode (EastEnders)
Best Daytime Star – Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy, Neighbours)
Best Daytime Soap – Neighbours
Best Drama – Casualty