EastEnders' Lacey Turner wins three Soap Awards, but admits 'I don't do speeches!' (VIDEO)

EastEnders' Lacey Turner was the big winner at the British Soap Awards, winning Best Actress, Best Female Dramatic Performance and Best Storyline, but she revealed she doesn't do speeches!

She told What's on TV on the red carpet: "I'm very nervous... Nooo, I don't too speeches. I'm very terrible, very terrible."

She said Stacey's postpartum psychosis storyline hadn't really been difficult to play, but it was essential that it was truthful.

She said: "It wasn't difficult to play, it was quite sensitive, and we worked hard on our research to get it right. For us it's just important to get it as close to reality as possible."

On screen husband James Bye (Martin) added: "It's a time consuming process, it doesn't just start with the script , they've got to do the reaserch, then we meet a lot of people who've suffered the same sort of thing as Stacey did. In that sense it is time consuming, but the result hopefully is as close to the truth as possible."

Any chance of happiness for Martin and Stacey?

Lacey said: "Hopefully! They have promised us a bit of happiness. It would be lovely if someone was happy on Albert Square."

Watch the interview with Lacey Turner and James Bye, above. "]

Watch the British Soap Awards at 8pm on ITV on Sunday night to see if Lacey made a speech!


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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.