London (ANI): British television soap opera EastEnders, which is
celebrating its 25th anniversary year, has won six gongs at the
Inside Soap Awards. The BBC1 programme got the award for Best Soap,
and Lacey Turner, who stars as Stacey Branning, got the fifth
consecutive Best Actress win.
Branning"s former on-screen husband, played by Charlie Clements,
scooped the gong for Best Exit, after falling to his death during
the show"s live episode earlier this year. The Sexiest Male award
went to Scott Maslen, who plays Jack Branning, and who is also
starring in this year"s Strictly Come Dancing competition.
“It"s an honour to win this. It"s voted for by the public, which
I"m grateful for, but I do get ribbed by my friends for the sexiest
male awards," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying. “When you"re 20,
it"s fine, but I"m 40 next year. It"s all good if people think I"m
sexy, but they wouldn"t if they saw me first thing in the morning,"
The Best Newcomer gong went to EastEnders" Ricky Norwood for his
role as Arthur 'Fatboy" Chubb. EastEnders also won the award for
Best Wedding for the turbulent and dramatic nuptials of Syed
Masood, played by Marc Elliot, and Amira Shah, played by Preeya