Michelle Keegan, Jacqueline Jossa, Emmerdale win Inside Soap Awards 2013

Published Monday, Oct 21 2013, 18:36 BST  |  By  |  1 comment
Michelle Keegan, Jacqueline Jossa and Strictly Come Dancing's Natalie Gumede were among the winners at tonight's Inside Soap Awards 2013.

The glitzy ceremony honouring the UK's favourite soaps and soap stars was held at the iconic Ministry of Sound in London on Monday night (21 October).

Michelle Keegan opens a new Sally store on New Oxford Street - 12 September 2013


Michelle Keegan: Sexiest Female

Jacqueline Jossa at Pride of Britain Awards, London, 7 October 2013

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Jacqueline Jossa: Best Actress

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the gorgeous (and newly-engaged) Michelle Keegan walked away with the 'Sexiest Female' gong for her role as Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street.

A clearly delighted Mich said: "Thanks 2 @insidesoap n every1 who voted for my award! It means so much! (sic)."

In a far more surprising turn of events, however, the night's biggest award for 'Best Soap' went to Emmerdale, marking the first time the ITV series has won the prize in the 18-year history of the Inside Soap Awards.

Emmerdale, live episode, Wed 17 Oct 2012


Emmerdale: Best Soap - for the first time!

It was a great night for Emmerdale, which also took home trophies for 'Outstanding Achievement' (for the 40th anniversary live episode), 'Best Storyline' (Cameron's killer cover-up) and 'Best Bad Boy' (for Dominic Power, who plays Cameron Murray).

Meanwhile, it was a good night for Coronation Street too. In addition to Michelle's gong, current SCD competitor Natalie Gumede won 'Best Bitch' for her role as Kirsty Soames. Other winners included David Neilson, who won the prestigious 'Best Actor' award for his portrayal of Roy Cropper and Simon Gregson ('Funniest Male, Steve McDonald).

Natalie Gumede on ITV's Daybreak, 25 September 2013


Natalie Gumede: Best Bitch

Hollyoaks, Dodger Savage generic

© Lime Pictures

Danny Mac: Sexiest Male

EastEnders received four awards, including the coveted 'Best Actress' for Jacqueline Jossa, who plays Lauren Branning.

Tameka Empson (Kim Fox) took home 'Funniest Female', while Maisie Smith was named 'Best Young Actor' for her role as Tiffany Butcher, and Khali Best's portrayal of Dexter Hartman landed him 'Best Newcomer'.

Else, Hollyoaks didn't go home empty-handed as hunky Danny Mac won 'Sexiest Male' for his role as Dodger.

The Inside Soap Awards 2013 were sponsored by Mecca, who threw in another cheeky award for 'Mecca's Luckiest Soap Character'. The winner was Corrie's Stella Price (Michelle Collins), for escaping the Rovers fire!

2013 Inside Soap Awards logo

© Inside Soap

Steven Murphy, editor of Inside Soap, said: "Talk about a cliffhanger! The soaps have all upped their game this year, so every vote counted. But we're proud to announce who the Inside Soap readers have named their favourites, on a night where everyone leaves feeling like winner!"

The full list of winners is:

Best Actor
David Neilson (Roy Cropper, Corrie)

Best Actress
Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning, EastEnders)

Best Bad Boy
Dominic Power (Cameron Murray, Emmerdale)

Best Bitch
Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames, Corrie)

Funniest Male
Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald, Corrie)

Funniest Female
Tameka Empson (Kim Fox, EastEnders)

Best Newcomer
Khali Best (Dexter Hartman, EastEnders)

Best Young Actor
Maisie Smith (Tiffany Butcher, EastEnders)

Sexiest Male
Danny Mac (Mark 'Dodger' Savage, Hollyoaks)

Sexiest Female
Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, Corrie)

Best Storyline
Cameron's killer cover-up (Emmerdale)

Best Daytime Soap
Home and Away

Best Daytime Star
Steve Peacocke (Darryl 'Brax' Braxton, Home and Away)

Best Drama
Waterloo Road

Outstanding Achievement
Emmerdale – 40th Anniversary Live Episode

Best Soap
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