The British Soap Awards 2022: Who is nominated? Who is hosting? When are they on TV?
The British Soap Awards makes its long-awaited return on Saturday after two years of COVID cancellations.
It's the glitziest night in soapland, when our favourite soap stars cast aside their alter egos to glam up for the red carpet - but who is in the running for a trophy and what are the categories?
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Here's all you need to know about the awards shortlist and how you can watch the winners.
When is The British Soap Awards on TV?
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It's been a long wait for soap fans to see their favourite shows and stars recognised - the awards ceremony has been off air for the last two years because of COVID restrictions.
However, the awards make a triumphant return on Saturday, 11 June when they'll air on ITV from 8pm.
Traditionally, the ceremony takes turns being hosted in London or Manchester in recognition of where the soaps are set, and this year it's London's turn as the Hackney Empire welcomes stars of the small screen to celebrate.
Who is hosting The British Soap Awards 2022?
ITV favourite Phillip Schofield will front the awards and introduce the categories on the night.
The show is in safe hands as experienced live TV presenter Schofield has been the host since 2006 and worked solo since 2009, having co-hosted from 2006 to 2008 with his former This Morning colleague Fern Britton.
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Previous hosts have included Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, Matthew Kelly, Melanie Sykes and Des O'Connor, and Paul O'Grady.
Who is nominated at The British Soap Awards 2022?
The awards are split into viewer voted categories, with a last chance to vote for your favourite soaps and stars at britishsoapawards.tv/vote, and panel voted categories decided by industry experts.
Recipients of two other awards will be announced on the night - the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Tony Warren Award.
Viewer Voted Categories
Best British Soap
Best Leading Performer
Sally Carman (Abi Webster) – Coronation Street
Gillian Wright (Jean Slater) - EastEnders
Linda Henry (Shirley Carter) - EastEnders
Paige Sandhu (Meena Jutla) - Emmerdale
Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle) - Emmerdale
The Alahans – Coronation Street
The Carters – EastEnders
The Dingles – Emmerdale
The McQueens - Hollyoaks
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Panel Voted Categories
Villain of the Year
Maximus Evans (Corey Brent) – Coronation Street
Laura White (Dr Princess Buchanan) – Doctors
Toby-Alexander Smith (Gray Atkins) – EastEnders
Paige Sandhu (Meena Jutla) – Emmerdale
Rhiannon Clements (Summer Ranger) - Hollyoaks
Best Comedy Performer
Jane Hazelgrove (Bernie Winter) – Coronation Street
Sarah Moyle (Valerie Pitman) – Doctors
Tameka Empson (Kim Fox) – EastEnders
Lisa Riley (Mandy Dingle) – Emmerdale
Chelsee Healey (Goldie McQueen) - Hollyoaks
Paddy Bever (Max Turner) – Coronation Street
Ross McLaren (Luca McIntyre) – Doctors
Ross Boatman (Harvey Monroe) – EastEnders
Darcy Grey (Marcus Dean) – Emmerdale
Matthew James-Bailey (Ethan Williams) - Hollyoaks
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Coronation Street - Hate Crime
Harry Visioni (Seb Franklin), Mollie Gallagher (Nina Lucas), Sally Carman (Abi Webster), David Neilson (Roy Cropper), Millie Gibson (Kelly Neelan), Maximus Evans (Corey Brent).
Doctors - Bear and his mother encounter racism at St Phil’s Hospital
Dex Lee (Bear Sylvester), Angela Wynter (Makeda Sylvester), Laura Bayston (Nurse Cathy Jenkins).
EastEnders - Jean’s Bipolar
Gillian Wright (Jean Slater), Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater), Ross Boatman (Harvey Monroe), Jessie Wallace (Kat Slater), James Bye (Martin Fowler).
Emmerdale - Meena Serial Killer
Paige Sandhu (Meena Jutla).
Hollyoaks - Misbah’s Historic Rape
Harvey Virdi (Misbah Maalik).
Best Single Episode
Coronation Street – Flashback
Doctors – Three Consultations and a Funeral
EastEnders – Jean in Southend
Emmerdale – Marlon’s stroke
Hollyoaks – Out of Time
Best Dramatic Performance
Sally Carman (Abi Webster) – Coronation Street
Dex Lee (Bear Sylvester) – Doctors
Gillian Wright (Jean Slater) – EastEnders
Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle) – Emmerdale
Harvey Virdi (Misbah Maalik) - Hollyoaks
Best On-Screen Partnership
David Neilson and Mollie Gallagher (Roy Cropper and Nina Lucas) – Coronation Street
Chris Walker and Jan Pearson (Rob Hollins and Karen Hollins) – Doctors
Lacey Turner and Gillian Wright (Stacey Slater and Jean Slater) – EastEnders
Isobel Steele and Bradley Johnson (Liv Flaherty and Vinny Dingle) – Emmerdale
Anna Passey and Kieron Richardson (Sienna Blake and Ste Hay) - Hollyoaks
Best Young Performer
Millie Gibson (Kelly Neelan) – Coronation Street
Sonny Kendall (Tommy Moon) – EastEnders
Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor) – Emmerdale
Jayden Fox (Bobby Costello) - Hollyoaks
Scene of the Year
Coronation Street – Johnny’s Death
Sally Ann Matthews (Jenny Connor), Richard Hawley (Johnny Connor), Julia Goulding (Shona Platt).
Doctors – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Adrian Lewis Morgan (Jimmi Clay), Ashley Rice (Sid Vere), Jane Pearson (Karen Hollins), Sarah Moyle (Valerie Pitman), Ben Moor (Paul Brooks), Harriet Thorpe (Hattie Brooks), Helen Lederer (Maisie Oliver).
EastEnders – Hall of Mirrors
Gillian Wright (Jean Slater), Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater).
Emmerdale – Bridge Collapse
Paige Sandhu (Meena Jutla), Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalfe), Isabel Hodgins (Victoria Sugden), Rebecca Sarker (Manpreet Sharma), Kevin Mathurin (Charles Anderson), Anna Nightingale (Andrea Tate).
Hollyoaks – Misbah Didn’t Consent
Haiesha Mistry (Yasmine Maalik), Harvey Virdi (Misbah Maalik).
The British Soap Awards airs on Saturday, 11 June at 8pm on ITV.
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