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EastEnders wins best soap at British Soap Awards

EastEnders wins best soap at British Soap Awards
EastEnders wins best soap at British Soap Awards (Image credit: BBC)

In its 25th anniversary year, EastEnders dominated the big awards at the British Soap Awards 2010, and was crowned best soap once again. The BBC One soap also won best single episode for EastEnders Live, while Lacey Turner won best actress for her portrayal of Stacey Branning and Scott Maslen won both best actor and sexiest male. The winners' list for the British Soap Awards 2010: SEXIEST MALE: SCOTT MASLEN - EASTENDERS SEXIEST FEMALE: MICHELLE KEEGAN – CORONATION STREET BEST DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE FROM A YOUNG ACTOR OR ACTRESS: AMI METCALF -  DOCTORS BEST DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE: LACEY TURNER - EASTENDERS BEST ON-SCREEN PARTNERSHIP: JAN PEARSON & CHRISTOPHER WALKER - DOCTORS VILLAIN OF THE YEAR: LARRY LAMB - EASTENDERS BEST NEWCOMER: MARC ELLIOTT - EASTENDERS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: BETTY DRIVER (CORONATION STREET) BEST COMEDY PERFORMANCE: CRAIG GAZEY – CORONATION STREET BEST STORYLINE: WHO KILLED ARCHIE (EASTENDERS) BEST EXIT: CHARLIE CLEMENTS - EASTENDERS SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: BILL LYONS (EMMERDALE). SPECTACULAR SCENE OF THE YEAR: HOLLYOAKS – THE PARACHUTE JUMP BEST SINGLE EPISODE: EASTENDERS – EASTENDERS LIVE BEST ACTOR: SCOTT MASLEN - EASTENDERS BEST ACTRESS: LACEY TURNER - EASTENDERS BEST BRITISH SOAP: EASTENDERS *The British Soap Awards screen in full on ITV1 on Wednesday, May 19 at 8pm

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 


An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.