The British Soap Awards are BACK! Pregnant Hollyoaks’ star Jorgie Porter debuts her growing bump


Hollyoaks stars Jorgie Porter and Stephanie Waring looked nothing short of sensational, as they joined a glamorous Shona McGarty at the British Soap Awards on Saturday at at Hackney Empire in London. 

Pregnant Jorgie, who plays Theresa McQueen, showed off her blossoming baby bump for the first time since announcing her pregnancy.

The 34-year-old actress looked incredible in a white off-the-shoulder dress that perfectly accentuated her growing bump.

She elevated her height and added a dose of sparkle to her ensemble with a pair of glittery high heels, and wore her blonde tresses scraped back in a sleek ponytail.

Meanwhile, her co-star Stephanie, who plays Cindy Cunningham, put on a very busty display in a plunging navy blue gown.

She wore her blonde locks swept up in an elegant updo, and sported a full face of glamorous makeup that accentuated her pretty features. 

Baby joy: The 34-year-old actress looked incredible in a white off-the-shoulder dress that perfectly accentuated her growing bump

EastEnders actress Shona McGarty, who plays Whitney Dean, looked very glamorous in a sparkly champagne gown that cinched her in at her svelte waist. 

Her raven locks were styled in neat curls and she donned an eye-catching pearl encrusted ear cuff and pink lipgloss.

Pregnant Julia Goulding, 37, donned a figure-hugging black velvet gown, which featured a bardot neckline and a swirl line design. 

Congrats! Julia Goulding has revealed she is pregnant with her second child as she debuted her growing bump

Congrats! Julia Goulding has revealed she is pregnant with her second child as she debuted her growing bump

The Coronation Street actress revealed she is pregnant with her second child as she debuted her growing bump.

She paired the floor-length number with open-toed heels, keeping accessories to a minimum as she sported a pair of dainty drop earrings.

Cradling her baby bump, the brunette had her dark locks swept away in a bun, with two pieces left down to frame her face. 

Gorgeous: The beauty donned a figure-hugging black mesh gown, which featured a bardot neckline and a swirl line design

Gorgeous: The beauty donned a figure-hugging black mesh gown, which featured a bardot neckline and a swirl line design

Julia went bold for her makeup look with a bright red lip, making her green eyes pop as she beamed for snaps on the carpet.

Coronation Street star Millie Gibson, 17, who plays troubled teen Kelly Neelan, slipped into an angelic white silk gown that clung to her lithe figure.

Her blonde tresses were swept into an elegant half-up hairdo, and she sported minimalistic gold jewellery for a touch of sparkle, including a delicate gold armlet. 

Dazzling: Her raven locks were styled in neat curls and she donned an eye-catching pearl encrusted ear cuff and pink lipgloss

Her 19-year-old co-star Elle Mulvaney, who plays Amy Barlow on the popular soap, looked picture perfect in a minidress decorated with stars.

She elevated her height in a pair of strappy black heels and sported minimal makeup, letting her youthful beauty shine through. 

Co-star Tanisha Gorey, who plays Asha Alahan, looked spectacular in a black full length gown, which boasted a daringly high slit to show off her toned legs.

Ryan Prescott, who played Ryan Connor in Corrie and Flynn Buchanan in fellow soap Emmerdale, scrubbed up well in a black suit. 

Looking good: Millie, 17, who plays troubled teen Kelly Neelan, slipped into an angelic white silk gown that clung to her lithe figure

Blonde beauty: Her blonde tresses were swept into an elegant half-up hairdo

Looking good: Millie, 17, who plays troubled teen Kelly Neelan, slipped into an angelic white silk gown that clung to her lithe figure

Craig Tinker actor, Colson Smith, 23, looked very smart in a blue checked jacket, with grey trousers and a bright orange tie.

Jane Hazlegrove, who plays Kathleen “Dixie” Dixon in Casualty, looked gorgeous in navy blue full-length gown. 

Rebecca Ryan, who plays Lydia Chambers in Corrie and Gemma Dean in Casualty, looked very glamorous in a white lacey number, that boasted a corsetted top, and added a touch of sparkle with some glittery heels 

The British Soap Award returned live to ITV for the first time in two years after the 2020 and 2021 ceremonies were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fancy footwear: Elle elevated her height in a pair of strappy black heels and sported minimal makeup, letting her youthful beauty shine through

Fancy footwear: Elle elevated her height in a pair of strappy black heels and sported minimal makeup, letting her youthful beauty shine through

In its place in 2020, ITV instead aired a 60-minute special titled The British Soap Awards Celebrates 21 Years, narrated by long-running presenter Phillip Schofield.

This year, host Phillip, 60, welcomed a plethora of soap stars to London’s Hackney Empire, where they’ll battle it out to scoop prizes in 14 categories.

The awards are either voted for by a panel of expert judges or the public, with fans able to choose their favourites for Best British Soap, Best Leading Performer and Best Family categories.

Meanwhile, it was reported earlier this year that The British Soap Awards opted to axe the male and female categories.

Instead of Best Actor and Actress, stars from much-loved British soaps will battle it out for the newly-created new Best Leading Performer award. 

The move follows The Brits which scrapped gender classifications this year, with Adele beating Ed Sheeran to Artist of the Year. 

Wow: Tanisha Gorey, who plays Asha Alahan, looked spectacular in a black full length gown, which boasted a daringly high slit to show off her toned legs

Wow: Tanisha Gorey, who plays Asha Alahan, looked spectacular in a black full length gown, which boasted a daringly high slit to show off her toned legs

Dressed to the nines: Joe Frost, who plays Leo Thompkins in Corrie, looked debonair in a black tuxedo

Dressed to the nines: Joe Frost, who plays Leo Thompkins in Corrie, looked debonair in a black tuxedo

Past winners of the Best Actress award include Lucy Pargeter (who plays Chas Dingle in Emmerdale), Lucy Fallon (who plays Bethany Platt in Coronation Street) and Charlotte Bellamy (who plays Laurel Thomas in Emmerdale).

It follows the award for Sexiest Male and Female, voted by the public, being axed in 2015.

The five biggest soaps – Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – will be battling it out to win recognition for their work over the past year. 

Handsome: James Craven, who plays newcomer Aaron, looked dapper in a navy blue suit and white shirt

Handsome: James Craven, who plays newcomer Aaron, looked dapper in a navy blue suit and white shirt

Debonair: Ryan Prescott, who played Ryan Connor in Corrie and Flynn Buchanan in fellow soap Emmerdale, scrubbed up well in a black suit

Debonair: Ryan Prescott, who played Ryan Connor in Corrie and Flynn Buchanan in fellow soap Emmerdale, scrubbed up well in a black suit

And after a stellar year of drama-filled storylines, the competition is set to be firece.

Coronation Street will no doubt be hoping to scoop gongs for their harrowing hate crime storyline which saw Seb Franklin and Nina Lucas attacked, ultimately resulting in Seb’s death.

While over on Emmerdale, serial killer Meena Jutla’s long reign of terror could bag the Leeds-based soap an award or two.

Dashing: Bill Fellows, who plays Stu in Coronation Street, looked handsome in a dark blue suit

Dashing: Bill Fellows, who plays Stu in Coronation Street, looked handsome in a dark blue suit

Eye-catching: Craig Tinker actor, Colson Smith, looked very smart in a blue checked jacket, with grey trousers and a bright orange tie

Eye-catching: Craig Tinker actor, Colson Smith, looked very smart in a blue checked jacket, with grey trousers and a bright orange tie

Glam: Rebecca Ryan, who plays Lydia Chambers in Corrie and Gemma Dean in Casualty, looked very glamorous in a white lacey number, that boasted a corsetted top, and added a touch of sparkle with some glittery heels

Glam: Rebecca Ryan, who plays Lydia Chambers in Corrie and Gemma Dean in Casualty, looked very glamorous in a white lacey number, that boasted a corsetted top, and added a touch of sparkle with some glittery heels

Speaking of serial killers, EastEnders saw viewers on the edge of their seats as murderer Gray Atkins continued to avoid being arrested for his crimes – until justice finally caught up with him.

While Hollyoaks saw Summer Ranger (Rhiannon Clements) set out to destroy Brody Hudson (Adam Woodward) for his role in her father’s death. 

Meanwhile Rob Hollins (Chris Walker) and his wife Karen’s (Jan Pearson) relationship was left in the balance in Doctors. 

Stunning: Jane Hazlegrove, who plays Kathleen "Dixie" Dixon in Casualty, looked gorgeous in navy blue full-length gown

Stunning: Jane Hazlegrove, who plays Kathleen “Dixie” Dixon in Casualty, looked gorgeous in navy blue full-length gown

Stripes: Richard Hawley, who plays Johnny Connor on Corrie, looked wonderful in a dark striped suit and black shoes

Stripes: Richard Hawley, who plays Johnny Connor on Corrie, looked wonderful in a dark striped suit and black shoes

THE BRITISH SOAP AWARDS 2022: THE NOMINATIONS

British Soap

Coronation Street 

Doctors

EastEnders

Emmerdale

Hollyoaks

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

 Family 

The Alahans – Coronation Street

The Carters – EastEnders

The Dingles – Emmerdale

The McQueens – Hollyoaks

Coronation Street: Sally Carman as Abi Webster

Coronation Street: Sally Carman as Abi Webster

Villain 

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

Coronation Street: Maximus Evans as Corey Brent

Coronation Street: Maximus Evans as Corey Brent

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

Newcomer 

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

Hollyoaks: Chelsee Healey as Goldie McQueen

Hollyoaks: Chelsee Healey as Goldie McQueen

 

Best Storyline 

Coronation Street – Hate Crime

Doctors – Bear and his mother encounter racism at St Phil’s Hospital

EastEnders – Jean’s Bipolar

Emmerdale – Meena Serial Killer

Hollyoaks – Misbah’s Historic Rape

Single Episode 

Coronation Street – Flashback

Doctors – Three Consultations and a Funeral

EastEnders – Jean in Southend

Emmerdale – Marlon’s stroke

Hollyoaks – Out of Time

Emmerdale: Mark Charnock as Marlon Dingle

Emmerdale: Mark Charnock as Marlon Dingle 

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

On-screen partnership  

David Neilson & Mollie Gallagher (Roy Cropper & Nina Lucas) – Coronation Street

Chris Walker & Jan Pearson (Rob Hollins & Karen Hollins) – Doctors

Lacey Turner & Gillian Wright (Stacey Slater and Jean Slater) – EastEnders

Isobel Steele & Bradley Johnson (Liv Flaherty & Vinny Dingle) – Emmerdale

Anna Passey & Kieron Richardson (Sienna Blake & Ste Hay) – Hollyoaks

EastEnders: Gillian Wright as Jean Slater

EastEnders: Gillian Wright as Jean Slater

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

Doctors – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

EastEnders – Hall of Mirrors

Emmerdale – Bridge Collapse

Hollyoaks – Misbah Didn’t Consent     

 

 

The Outstanding Achievement Award and the Tony Warren Award will be announced on the night

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