Soap Awards winner Lucy-Jo Hudson: 'I didn't think I was a villain!' (VIDEO)

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Former Corrie star Lucy-Jo Hudson talks about the surprise impact of her guest role in BBC1 daytime soap Doctors

Former Corrie star Lucy-Jo Hudson won Villain of the Year at the British Soap Awards for her performance in BBC1 soap Doctors, but said she was a little perplexed to be in the category.

She starred in a guest role in 2016 as Rhiannon Davis, a depressed new mum who was responsible for the death of her baby.

Lucy-Jo told What's on TV on the Soap Awards red carpet: "I'm still in shock that we've been nominated for the storyline, that my character was a Villain of the Year. I didn't think I was, but it's brilliant, I'm absolutely made up...

"It's not your stereotypical villain at all. She's quite a depressive character who kills her own child in the end, so I can see where they've got it from."

Lucy-Jo also revealed she had been cast in new BBC1 drama Age Before Beauty, co-starring with Robson Green and Sue Johnston in the story of a Manchester beauty salon.

She said: "It's Debbie Horsfield, the writer of Cutting It, a new version of that, so I start that in a couple of weeks. I cannot wait to do. I play quite a downtrodden character, but I can't say too much, but I'm so excited to be a part of that. "

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