Emmerdale Gets Best Actress at Soap Awards

Emmerdale’s Lucy Pargeter, best known as Chas Dingle, crowned Best Actress by soap fans at the British Soap Awards.

Emmerdale News: Lucy Pargeter wins Best Actress at British Soap Awards
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Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter, best known as Woolpack landlady Chas Dingle was shocked when she was revealed as the winner of the Best Actress category at this year’s British Soap Awards.

Having played Chas for 17 years, this was Lucy Pargeter’s first win at the British Soap Awards, made even more special as it was voted for by the viewers. With strong competition from Coronation Street’s Alison King – Lucy even mouthed ‘Ali King’ just before they announced her name – the Emmerdale cast and the fans in the audience erupted as Lucy made her way to the stage.

After two bumper years, the 2019 ceremony was not as plentiful for Emmerdale as it only collected one other award, which was the prestigious Tony Warren award which is given to someone who has made a significant contribution behind-the-scenes.

Actor Mark Charnock, who plays chef Marlon Dingle, revealed the worthy winner was Emmerdale’s First Assistant Director Val Lawson who has worked on the show for 46 years.

Val was the first female Assistant Director on the show and has paved the way for other woman in every department and was also part of Emmerdale’s all-female episode for International Women’s Day.

It came as a huge shock to Val, who constantly asked those sitting around her “is it me?” as Mark continued his speech.

Coronation Street scored the biggest haul of the night with five awards but it was Hollyoaks who took the highest honour of the evening – Best British Soap – which was presented by actress Jane Seymour.

As usual, it was Philip Schofield who presided over the evening which was broadcast live from Manchester’s The Lowry Theatre.


Best British Soap (viewer-voted)
Coronation Street
Hollyoaks – WINNER

Best Actor (viewer-voted)
Jack P Shepherd (David Platt, Coronation Street)
Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)
Zack Morris (Keegan Baker, EastEnders)
Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle, Emmerdale)
Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale, Hollyoaks) – WINNER

Best Actress (viewer-voted)
Alison King (Carla Connor, Coronation Street)
Lorraine Stanley (Karen Taylor, EastEnders)
Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle, Emmerdale) – WINNER
Stephanie Davis (Sinead Shelby, Hollyoaks)
Lauren McQueen (Lily McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Villain of the Year (panel-voted)
Greg Wood (Rick Neelan, Coronation Street)
Matthew Chambers (Daniel Granger, Doctors)
Ricky Champ (Stuart Highway, EastEnders)
Claire King (Kim Tate, Emmerdale)
Nathan Sussex (Buster Smith, Hollyoaks) – WINNER

Best Comedy Performance (panel-voted)
Patti Clare (Mary Cole, Coronation Street)
Sarah Moyle (Valerie Pitman, Doctors) – WINNER
Tameka Empson (Kim Fox, EastEnders)
Nicola Wheeler (Nicola King, Emmerdale)
Jessamy Stoddart (Liberty Savage, Hollyoaks)

Best Newcomer (panel-voted)
Alexandra Mardell (Emma Brooker, Coronation Street) – WINNER
Bethan Moore (Izzie Torres, Doctors)
Ricky Champ (Stuart Highway, EastEnders)
James Moore (Ryan Stocks, Emmerdale)
Talia Grant (Brooke Hathaway, Hollyoaks)

Best Storyline (panel-voted)
The impact of Aidan’s suicide (Coronation Street) – WINNER
Daniel and Zara’s break-up (Doctors)
Knife crime (EastEnders)
Charity’s abuse (Emmerdale)
Footballer abuse (Hollyoaks)

Best Single Episode (panel-voted)
Aidan’s suicide and the aftermath (Coronation Street) – WINNER
‘And the Beat Goes On…’ (Doctors)
Consent (EastEnders)
Chas and Paddy say goodbye to baby Grace (Emmerdale)
Where Do I Belong? (Hollyoaks)

Best Male Dramatic Performance (panel-voted)
Rob Mallard (Daniel Osbourne, Coronation Street)
Ian Midlane (Al Haskey, Doctors)
Zack Morris (Keegan Baker, EastEnders)
Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk, Emmerdale)
Adam Woodward (Brody Hudson, Hollyoaks) – WINNER

Best Female Dramatic Performance (panel-voted)
Katie McGlynn (Sinead Tinker, Coronation Street)
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh (Zara Carmichael, Doctors)
Gillian Wright (Jean Slater, EastEnders) – WINNER
Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle, Emmerdale)
Nadine Mulkerrin (Cleo McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Best On-Screen Partnership (panel-voted)
Simon Gregson and Kate Ford (Steve and Tracy McDonald, Coronation Street)
Ian Midlane and Adrian Lewis-Morgan (Al Haskey and Jimmi Clay, Doctors)
Roger Griffiths and Kara-Leah Fernandes (Mitch and Bailey Baker, EastEnders) – WINNER
Lucy Pargeter and Dominic Brunt (Chas Dingle and Paddy Kirk, Emmerdale)
Nick Pickard and Alex Fletcher (Tony and Diane Hutchinson, Hollyoaks)

Best Young Actor (panel-voted)
Elle Mulvaney (Amy Barlow, Coronation Street)
Oliver Falconer (Joe Granger-Carmichael, Doctors)
Kara-Leah Fernandes (Bailey Baker, EastEnders) – WINNER
Joe-Warren Plant (Jacob Gallagher, Emmerdale)
Lacey Findlay (Dee Dee Hutchinson, Hollyoaks)

Scene of the Year (panel-voted)
Gail’s monologue (Coronation Street) – WINNER
The crash (Doctors)
Shakil’s funeral (EastEnders)
Cain’s confession (Emmerdale)
Brody confronts his abuser (Hollyoaks)

Outstanding Achievement
Sue Nichols – Coronation Street

Tony Warren Award
Val Lawson – Emmerdale