Jacqueline Jossa Takes Michelle Keegan's Sexy Soap Crown
EastEnders starlet named sexiest soap star at awards bash...
No sooner has Michelle Keegan left the role in Coronation Street that made her famous than her crown as soap's sexiest lady has been usurped.
And it's sultry EastEnders siren Jacqueline Jossa who was last night given the title at the Inside Soap Awards - although unfortunately she couldn't attend as she's pregnant and was putting her feet up at home.
The 21-year-old star said in a statement: "It's quite nice to have that kind of label considering I'm pregnant, it's fabulous!
"I think this has been my favourite year at EastEnders, it's been really, really fun. It's been nice to be a part of it all – it's a nice feeling. And there's so much exciting stuff coming up!"
Jossa's win is the first time the gong has been prised from Keegan's iron grip for six years!
The actress, who plays Lauren Branning, is pregnant with The Only Way Is Essex star BF Dan Osborne's child.Meanwhile a host of soap stars DID turn out for the bash at DSTRKT nightclub in old London town.
Carley Stenson, Stephanie Waring and Sophie Austin were among those gracing the red carpet.
As were Corrie's Nikki Sanderson and Gaynor Faye and Emmerdale's Michelle Hardwick, Laura Norton and Natalie Anderson.
EastEnders was the big winner though - getting the best soap gong plus best actor for Danny Dyer.
He said: "I think I've found my calling, this is my game.
"I've been in this game for a long time and had nothing, so winning this has been a strange feeling for me.
"I grew up watching this, so to join it after it had lost its way for a while... I feel like the new signing in a football team."
The full list of winners is...
David Neilson (Roy Cropper, Corrie)
Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders) - WINNER
Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle, Emmerdale)
Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay, Hollyoaks)
Julie Hesmondhalgh (Hayley Cropper, Corrie)
Lindsey Coulson (Carol Jackson, EastEnders)
Verity Rushworth (Donna Windsor, Emmerdale)
Nikki Sanderson (Maxine Minniver, Hollyoaks) - WINNER
Best Bad Boy
Marc Baylis (Rob Donovan, Corrie) - WINNER
Matt Di Angelo (Dean Wicks, EastEnders)
Michael Parr (Ross Barton, Emmerdale)
Jeremy Sheffield (Patrick Blake, Hollyoaks)
Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow, Corrie) - WINNER
Emma Atkins (Charity Macey, Emmerdale)
Anna Passey (Sienna Blake, Hollyoaks)
Tamara Wall (Grace Black, Hollyoaks)
Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald, Corrie) - WINNER
Shane Richie (Alfie Moon, EastEnders)
Fabrizio Santino (Ziggy Roscoe, Hollyoaks)
Joe Tracini (Dennis Savage, Hollyoaks)
Patti Clare (Mary Taylor, Corrie)
Tameka Empson (Kim Fox, EastEnders)
Laura Norton (Kerry Wyatt, Emmerdale) - WINNER
Diane Langton (Nana McQueen, Hollyoaks)
Maddy Hill (Nancy Carter, EastEnders)
Sam Strike (Johnny Carter, EastEnders)
Michael Parr (Ross Barton, Emmerdale) - WINNER
Kirsty-Leigh Porter (Leela Lomax, Hollyoaks)
Best Young Actor
Alex Bain (Simon Barlow, Corrie)
Mimi Keene (Cindy Williams, EastEnders)
Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor, Emmerdale) - WINNER
Ruby O'Donnell (Peri Lomax, Hollyoaks)
Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)
Ben Hardy (Peter Beale, EastEnders)
Michael Parr (Ross Barton, Emmerdale)
Danny Mac (Mark 'Dodger' Savage, Hollyoaks) - WINNER
Georgia May Foote (Katy Armstrong, Corrie)
Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning, EastEnders) - WINNER
Natalie Anderson (Alicia Metcalfe, Emmerdale)
Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen, Hollyoaks)
The Platts (Corrie)
The Carters (EastEnders) - WINNER
The Dingles (Emmerdale)
The McQueens (Hollyoaks)
Goodbye, Hayley (Corrie)
Who killed Lucy Beale? (EastEnders)
The Woolpack siege (Emmerdale)
Maxine & Patrick: domestic abuse (Hollyoaks) - WINNER
Best Daytime Soap
Home and Away
Neighbours - WINNER
Best Daytime Star
Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy, Neighbours)
Chris Milligan (Kyle Canning, Neighbours)
Ian Kelsey (Howard Bellamy, Doctors)
Lincoln Younes (Casey Braxton, Home and Away) - WINNER
Waterloo Road - WINNER
EastEnders - WINNER
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