Strictly's Ashley Taylor Dawson turns cameraman at Inside Soap Awards

Published Tuesday, Oct 22 2013, 08:51 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Strictly Come Dancing stars Ashley Taylor Dawson and Mark Benton took a break from their gruelling rehearsal schedules to attend last night's Inside Soap Awards 2013.

Hollyoaks star Ashley and Waterloo Road actor Mark joined a throng of soapland's most famous faces at Ministry of Sound in London on Monday night (21 October) for the annual awards, sponsored by Mecca.

Ashley Taylor Dawson at Inside Soap Awards 2013

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Ashley Taylor Dawson

Gorgeous Ashley, 31, certainly looked like he was having a good night and at one point was seen jokingly turning the tables on the photographers by whipping out his camera phone to film them as they photographed him.

Wonder if he'll share any footage on this weekend's SCD?!

Ashley Taylor Dawson at Inside Soap Awards 2013

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Ashley Taylor Dawson at Inside Soap Awards 2013

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While Ashley walked the red carpet alone (long-time partner Karen was presumably at home with their newborn baby), Mark brought along his glamorous SCD partner Iveta Lukosiute. Let's hope they enjoyed a night off and there was no work talk!

It was a good weekend for both Ashley and Mark on Strictly, as they each sailed through to the next round of live shows.

Mark Benton,Iveta Lukosiute at Inside Soap Awards 2013, 21 October 2013

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Mark Benton and Iveta Lukosiute

Ashley and his partner Ola Jordan scored 31 out of a possible 40 for their Viennese Waltz, while Mark and Iveta achieved 26 points for their pretty amazing to watch cha-cha-cha, set to the tune of MC Hammer's 'U Can't Touch This'. If you haven't watched it, look it up now!

Mark also had plenty of reason to celebrate at yesterday's Inside Soap Awards as Waterloo Road was named 'Best Drama'.

Hollyoaks, meanwhile, took home a prize for 'Sexiest Male' for Danny Mac, who plays Dodger.

In a surprise this year, it was Emmerdale that won the 'Best Soap' gong – the first time it has done so in the 18-year history of the Inside Soap Awards!

Check out more red carpet pictures from the Inside Soap Awards 2013 below:

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