The list of nominations for the Inside Soap Awards 2023 revealed

The Inside Soap Awards are back for another year, with the full list of nominees now announced for the 2023 ceremony.

stars of coronation street, EastEnders, Emmerdale And Hollyoaks are ready to fight for glory in the popular prizes, which will again be determined solely by public votes.

Day soaps At home and away And Doctors are also up for awards, alongside long-running dramas Victim And Waterloo Road.

As always, you have the option to vote for familiar categories like Best Story, Best Newcomer, and the all-important Best Soap award.

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Fans are also invited to nominate their Soap Superstar of 2023, which can be any soap star from any show that made the past year special for them.

Some of the soap opera’s biggest highlights of the past year are reflected in the nominations, including Cindy Beale’s shock return from the dead in EastEnders and the Emmerdale storm drama for the show’s 50th anniversary.

coronation street is recognized for his acid attack storyline, while HollyoaksAlso included is the groundbreaking Eric Foster-focused incel plot.

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interior soapGary Gillatt’s editor commented: “Each winner of a interior soap The prize is the best of the best, as they must triumph in an extremely talented and competitive field.

“But our Soap Superstar trophy is really an ‘icons only’ affair – behind the red rope with the real Soapland VIPs. We can’t wait to see who really reached out through the screen and made the biggest impression on viewers this year… And there is no viewer more knowledgeable than the interior soap drive.”

The full list of categories and nominees follows below:


Charlotte Jordan (Daisy Midgeley, coronation street)

Elle Mulvaney (Amy Barlow, coronation street)

Maureen Lipman (Evelyne Plummer, coronation street)

Danielle Harold (Lola Pearce Brown, EastEnders)

Diane Parish (Denise Fox, EastEnders)

Shona McGarty (Whitney Dean, EastEnders)

Claire King (Kim Tate, Emmerdale)

Emma Atkins (Charity Dingle, Emmerdale)

Louise Jameson (Mary Goskirk, Emmerdale)

Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Lucy-Jo Hudson (Donna-Marie Quinn, Hollyoaks)

Nikki Sanderson (Maxine Minniver, Hollyoaks)


David Neilson (Roy Cropper, coronation street)

Peter Ash (Paul Foreman, coronation street)

Ryan Prescott (Ryan Connor, coronation street)

James Farrar (Zack Hudson, EastEnders)

Jamie Borthwick (Jay Brown, EastEnders)

Perry Fenwick (Billy Mitchell, EastEnders)

Dominic Brunt (Paddy Dingle, Emmerdale)

Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle, Emmerdale)

Kevin Mathurin (Charles Anderson, Emmerdale)

Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale, Hollyoaks)

Jamie Lomas (Warren Fox, Hollywoods)

Richard Blackwood (Felix Westwood, Hollyoaks)

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Andrew Still (Justin Rutherford, coronation street)

Todd Boyce (Stephen Reid, coronation street)

Aaron Thiara (Ravi Gulati, EastEnders)

William Ellis (Theo Hawthorne, EastEnders)

Jane Gurnett (Faye Helders, Emmerdale)

William Ash (Caleb Miligan, Emmerdale)

Angus Castle-Doughty (Eric Foster, Hollyoaks)

Glynis Barber (Norma Crow, Hollywoods)


Maureen Lipman (Evelyne Plummer, coronation street)

Patti Clare (Mary Taylor, coronation street)

Bobby Brazier (Freddie Slater, EastEnders)

Shane Richie (Alfie Moon, EastEnders)

Samantha Giles (Bernice Blackstock, Emmerdale)

Tony Audenshaw (Bob Hope, Emmerdale)

Chelsee Healey (Goldie McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Diane Langton (Marlena “Nana” McQueen, Hollyoaks)

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Channique Sterling-Brown (Dee-Dee Bailey, coronation street)

Jodie Prenger (Glenda Shuttleworth, coronation street)

Bobby Brazier (Freddie Slater, EastEnders)

Harriet Thorpe (Elaine Peacock, EastEnders)

Flo Wilson (Claudette Anderson, Emmerdale)

Lewis Cope (Nicky Miligan, Emmerdale)

Jemma Donovan (Rayne Royce, Hollyoaks)

Jon-Paul Bell (Beau Ramsey, Hollyoaks)


David Neilson and Maureen Lipman (Roy Cropper and Evelyn Plummer, coronation street)

Sally Dynevor and Joe Duttine (Sally and Tim Metcalfe, coronation street)

Balvinder Sopal & Heather Peace (Suki Panesar & Eve Unwin, EastEnders)

Emma Barton and Perry Fenwick (Honey and Billy Mitchell, EastEnders)

Dominic Brunt and Mark Charnock (Paddy and Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale)

Kevin Mathurin & Rebecca Sarker (Charles Anderson & Manpreet Sharma, Emmerdale)

Anna Passey and Matthew James Bailey (Sienna Blake and Ethan Williams, Hollyoaks)

Ruby O’Donnell & Niamh Blackshaw (Peri Lomax & Juliet Nightingale, Hollyoaks)

roy cropper, evelyn, coronation street



Isabella Flanagan (Hope Stage, coronation street)

Jude Riordan (Sam Blakeman, coronation street)

Isabelle Brown (Lexi Pearce, EastEnders)

Lillia Turner (Lily Slater, EastEnders)

Alfie Clarke (Arthur Thomas, Emmerdale)

Gabrielle Dowling (Cathy Hope, Emmerdale)

Ela-May Demircan (Leah Barnes, Hollyoaks)

Jayden Fox (Bobby Costello, Hollyoaks)


The dishes (Coronation Street)

Winter Browns (Coronation Street)

The Mitchells (EastEnders)

The Trueman-Fox-Brannings (EastEnders)

The Andersons (Emmerdale)

The Dingles (Emmerdale)

The Maliks (Hollyoaks)

The McQueens (Hollyoaks)


Amy did not consent (Coronation Street)

Daisy’s Stalker/Acid Attack (Coronation Street)

Loving and losing Lola (EastEnders)

Whitney and Zack say goodbye to Peach (EastEnders)

Caleb is plotting to destroy Kim (Emmerdale)

Paddy’s suicidal thoughts (Emmerdale)

Incel Eric targets Maxine and Mason (Hollyoaks)

Juliet’s Cancer Battle (Hollyoaks)

Lola Pearce in Eastenders

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Acid Attack (Coronation Street)

Gemma and Chesney’s wedding (Coronation Street)

Mick jumps off a cliff to save Linda and Janine (EastEnders)

Cindy Beale: back from the dead! (EastEnders)

Marlon saves Paddy (Emmerdale)

The Storm/50e anniversary (Emmerdale)

Maxine’s long walk home (Hollyoaks)

The Revenge/Carnival Horror of Silas (Hollyoaks)


Chris Walker (Rob Hollins, Doctors)

Dex Lee (Bear Sylvester, Doctors)

Jan Pearson (Karen Hollins, Doctors)

Kia Pegg (Scarlett Kiernan, Doctors)

Ada Nicodemou (Lea Poulos, At home and away)

Jacqui Purvis (Felicity Newman, At home and away)

James Stewart (Justin Morgan, At home and away)

Matt Evans (Theo Poulos, At home and away)


Charles Venn (Jacob Masters, Victim)

Elinor Lawless (Stevie Nash, Victim)

Kirsty Mitchell (Faith Cadogan, Victim)

Nigel Harman (Max Cristie, Victim)

Adam Abbou (Danny Lewis, Waterloo Road)

Adam Thomas (Dont Charles, Waterloo Road)

Angela Griffin (Kim Campbell, Waterloo Road)

Kym Marsh (Nicky Walters, Waterloo Road)


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Around 100,000 soap fans vote in the Inside Soap Awards each year and the competition is sure to be fierce as viewers pick their favorites.

The 2023 ceremony will take place in London in September.

Read the full Inside Soap Awards article in the latest issue of Inside Soap, on sale today.

Voting opens Tuesday, July 4 at noon and votes can be made via the form in the magazine or on

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Daniel has been writing about soap operas on Digital Spy since 2004 and took over as soap editor in 2010.
He’s interviewed hundreds of soap opera stars over the years, from Bill Roache to Lacey Turner, and regularly visits the sets of Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks for behind-the-scenes trips and press events.
He has been an awards judge on numerous occasions for the BAFTA TV Awards, the RTS Program Awards and the British Soap Awards. In 2020, he was highly commended for Best Section Editor at the BSME Awards.

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