Michelle Keegan was crowned soap’s Sexiest Female for the third year running at tonight’s (26.09.11) Inside Soap Awards.
The Coronation Street actress – who plays Tina McIntyre in the ITV1 soap – scooped the prize during the ceremony at exclusive London venue Gilgamesh and admitted she was stunned by the news.
Michelle – who is engaged to The Wanted star Max George – said: “I genuinely didn’t think I would win again. I think the people who vote clearly don’t see me in my slobs on a daily basis. I think it’s Tina they like anyway, not me. Max better have voted for me otherwise I’ll kill him!”
Coronation Street won the Outstanding Achievement award for the show’s 50th anniversary week, which saw the tram crash and live episode and actor Chris Fountain said it was very well deserved.
Chris – who plays Tommy Duckworth – said: “I think it’s about time to be honest. That storyline was phenomenal and it hasn’t been recognised at any other awards ceremonies. I’m just proud to be part of it.”
However, the big winner of the night was ‘EastEnders’ as the BBC One show took home five awards, including Best Soap.
Jessie Wallace – who plays Kat Moon – was named Best actress while Maisie smith (Tiffany Butcher) scooped the prize for Best Young Actor.
Other winners included ‘Emmerdale’ star Danny Miller, who was named Best Actor and Sexiest male Danny Mac.
Inside Soap magazine’s editor Steven Murphy said: “Huge congratulations to all of this year’s winners, who thoroughly deserve their Awards. It’s been a fantastic year for British soaps, and I look forward to another exciting and dramatic 12 months ahead.”
Full list of winners from the 2011 Inside Soap Awards:
Best Actor (sponsored by jackpotjoy.com)
Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy, ‘Emmerdale’)
Best Actress (sponsored by jackpotjoy.com)
Jessie Wallace (Kat Moon, ‘EastEnders’)
Best Young Actor
Maisie Smith (Tiffany Butcher, ‘EastEnders)
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, ‘Hollyoaks’)
Tameka Empson (Kim Fox, ‘EastEnders’)
Danny Mac (Dodger Savage, ‘Hollyoaks’)
Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, ‘Coronation Street’)
Bill Tarmey (Jack Duckworth, ‘Coronation Street’)
Tamwar Masood & Afia Khan (‘EastEnders’)
Best Dramatic Performance
Danny Miller (Jackson’s choice, ‘Emmerdale’)
Best Daytime Soap
‘Home and Away’
Best Daytime Star
Ryan Moloney (Toadie Rebecchi, ‘Neighbours’)
The Coronation Street tram crash and live episode
Best Soap (sponsored by jackpotjoy.com)