The cast of all the top British soaps have descended on The British Soap Awards 2019 hosted at The Lowry Theatre in Salford, Manchester for the biggest night in the soap calendar.
And Coronation Street stars Brooke Vincent, Lucy Fallon and Faye Brookes led the star-studded arrivals at the prestigious awards on Saturday evening – amid the popular soap’s mass cast exodus, which has seen the exit of seven cast members in just three months.
The gorgeous dress, which featured elegant flared sleeves, plunged at the star’s decolletage while skimming neatly over her burgeoning bump in shimmering sequins.
The Sophie Webster actress boosted her height with nude strappy stiletto sandals.
Her brunette tresses were styled in loose waves while smoky shadow, fluttery lashes and a slick of rose lipstick accentuated her gorgeous features.
Shimmer: Pregnant Coronation Street star Brooke, 26, showcased her growing bump in a vintage-inspired gold sequin dress as she proudly cradled her stomach on the red carpet
Busty: Bethany Platt actress Lucy, 23, exhibited her braless cleavage in a plunging, white Grecian-inspired gown which teased her taut midriff
Icy: Oozing confidence as she posed, the star revealed her pert bust and slender midriff, before flowing into an elegant floor-length skirt
Brooke announced her pregnancy with boyfriend Kean Bryan in an interview with OK! Magazine last month.
She told the publication: ‘I always worried it wouldn’t happen for me – I’m beside myself with happiness.
‘Kean brings out the best in me and it makes me so excited that we’re on this journey together.
‘I like to think I’m the boss of our relationship but Kean has a really wise head on his shoulders, so I know he’ll be a brilliant dad.’
Wow: Coronation Street actress Faye Brookes shimmered in a watercolour inspired strapless gown with a thigh-split
Family: Hollyoaks starlet Nadine Mulkerrin revealed she is pregnant with her first child shortly before taking to the red carpet, (above with fiance Rory Douglas-Speed)
Bumping along: Nadine looked stunning in the snap, in a white, semi-sheer shoulder-less floor-length gown by Nadine Merabi
The actress, who has been a key member of the Corrie cast since 2004, is already hoping their future tot follows in her footsteps.
She said: ‘I’ve said to Kean that I hope our child is a show off, I want it to be a performer like me.’
Brooke told how she enjoys a close relationship with her own mother and is hoping for the same when her child is born.
She said: ‘My mum had me when she as 24 and we have a really close relationship so I’m hoping that will happen for me. If I’m half the mother my mum is then I’ll be happy.’
PDA: Best actress nominee Stephanie Davis, 26, attended with her boyfriend Owen Warner, 19, with the couple packing on the PDA
Floral finesse: Stephanie revealed her lithe frame in a floral strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline
Wow: Former Corrie star Shayne Ward and fiancee Sophie Austin showed off their lithe frames on the red carpet
Chic: Corrie’s Sair Khan posed with Hollyoaks actor and I’m A Celeb co-star Malique Thompson-Dwyer
Bethany Platt actress Lucy, 23, exhibited her braless cleavage in a plunging, white Grecian-inspired gown which teased her taut midriff.
Oozing confidence as she posed, the star revealed her pert bust and slender midriff, before flowing into an elegant floor-length skirt.
Her blonde locks were styled in an elegant updo, with strands framing her face and a bejewelled headband adding a touch of glitz.
Lucy was the latest to announce she had quit the soap, as she told MailOnline in a statement she would say goodbye to the cobbles in 2020.
Wow: Hollyoaks actress Chelsee Healey flashed her ample assets and her toned legs in a striking black gown with elaborate tulle train
Changing it up: The star fell to her knees as she brightly posed for the camera at the awards
Stunning: Hollyoaks star Rachel Adedeji looked stunning in a teal and fuchsia gown with a dramatic train
This comes after it was claimed that upset has been brewing behind the scenes, as several stars are unhappy with the vast differences in salary.
A source adds that the pay gaps have been an ‘open secret’ among the cast, with many stars earning more money for far less screen time.
They said: ‘Lucy is just the latest to get fed up of seeing great opportunities go to waste because Corrie won’t let her take them on.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Coronation Street for comment.
It has also been claimed that cast members are demanding producers lift a ban on stars appearing in panto, with similar limits being put on the stars cashing in with big-money endorsement deals.
The Irish Sun goes onto claim that many stars are upset with the recent changes to working hours, which require cast members to not only work weekends, but be on call to film scenes anytime during the day or night.
With this recent upset, sources claim that the opportunities available away from the Corrie cobbles have become more and more appealing.
Toned: Hollyoaks star Stephanie Waring teased a glimpse of her toned abs in a yellow co-ord as she smouldered for the camera
Fans have recently blamed showrunner Iain MacLeod for the increase in cast departures, as it’s reported many stars miss former producer Kate Oates, who quit in May 2018.
Sources have told MailOnline that Iain is not to blame for the numerous cast departures, but it can be noted that during his stint as Emmerdale boss from 2016 to 2018, ten cast members quit in a year.
Warm golden shadow, highlighter and shimmering gloss added a radiant touch to her visage.
Ageless: Gillian Taylforth, 63, showcased her toned frame and ample assets in a plunging yellow ballgown
Hollyoaks starlet Nadine Mulkerrin revealed she is pregnant with her first child shortly before taking to the red carpet.
The actress – known for her role as Cleo McQueen on the long-running Channel 4 soap – is engaged to her co-star Rory Douglas-Speed, 27.
Cradling her baby bump in a photo with Rory, Nadine, 25, captioned the image: ‘That’s us three ready for the @thebritishsoapawards’.
Surprise appearance: Singer and reality star Tallia Storm upped the style ante in an extravagant blue tulle gown with a dramatic train
Nadine looked stunning in the snap, in a white, semi-sheer shoulder-less floor-length gown by Nadine Merabi.
She wore her raven locks swept away from her naturally-aglow features and added drop-earrings to the ensemble for an extra sparkle.
Rory – who plays Joel Dexter in Hollyoaks – looked smart in a tuxedo as he posed with his fiancée next to a giant statue of a horse.
The pair have been an item since 2017 and became engaged in 2018 at Christmastime, after moving into their Cheshire home earlier that year.
Vamping it up: Coronation Street star Alison King, who is nominated in the best actress category, wowed in a black lace dress with yellow heels
Gothic glamour: Emmerdale actresses Lucy Pargeter and Emma Atkins vamped it up in chic black gowns
Chic: Corrie star Alexandra Mardell and Sophie Austin wowed in the awards looks
Nadine is nominated for an award at Saturday’s ceremony for Best Female Dramatic Performance.
EastEnders, Coronation Street, Doctors, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks will battle it out to see who lands Best British Soap, with all of their best stars up for nominations from Villain Of The Year to Best Actor.
Both Hollyoaks and EastEnders bagged the most nominations this year, with 14 each.
Hollyoaks are in the running for best female dramatic performance, young actor and best on screen partnership.
Eastenders has kept viewers gripped over the past months with its intense knife crime storyline which has resulted in a chance to bag scene of the year, best storyline and best male dramatic performance – thanks to Zack Morris’ portrayal of Keegan Baker.
Here he is: Ex Corrie and current Hollyoaks star Adam Rickitt and wife Katy Fawcett looked smitten on the red carpet
Dapper: Hollyoaks star Ray Quinn and EastEnders legend Dean Gaffney showed off their sartorial flair on the red carpet
Trio: Corrie stars Nathan Graham, Trevor Michael Georges and Ryan Russell looked uber stylish on the red carpet
Smile: Hollyoaks veteran Nick Pickard and Alex posed up on the red carpet
The London based soap is set for a successful evening as Louisa Lytton is up for the best single episode gong for her role as Ruby Allen and her consent storyline as well as actress Kara-Leah Fernandes being nominated in the best young actor category.
Coronation Streets Greg Wood’s portrayal of evil loan shark Rick Neelan secured him a nomination for villain of the year and the soap is also up for best storyline for Aidan Connor’s suicide as well as Patti Clare being up for best comedy for her role of Mary Taylor
Emmerdale has also been recognised for Chas Dingle and Paddy Kirk’s distressing baby tragedy.
This Morning star Phillip Schofield returns to hosting the British Soap Awards 2019, with the television presenter handing out the award duties for a decade since 2008.
On screen mother and daughter: Tina posed up with Gail Platt actress Helen Worth inside the venu
Leggy:Sarah-Jane flaunted her toned legs as she took a seat at the awards before the ceremony
2019 BRITISH SOAP AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Jack P Shepherd – David Platt, Coronation Street
Zack Morris – Keegan Baker, EastEnders
Danny Dyer – Mick Carter EastEnders
Jeff Hordley – Cain Dingle, Emmerdale
Gregory Finnegan – James Nightingale, Hollyoaks
Alison King – Carla Connor, Coronation Street
Lorraine Stanley – Karen Taylor, EastEnders
Lucy Pargeter – Chas Dingle, Emmerdale
Stephanie Davis – Sinead Shelby, Hollyoaks
Lauren McQueen – Lily McQueen, Hollyoaks
Best Comedy Performance
Patti Clare – Mary Cole, Coronation Street
Sarah Moyle – Valerie Pitman, Doctors
Tameka Empson – Kim Fox, EastEnders
Nicola Wheeler – Nicola King, Emmerdale
Jessamy Stoddart – Liberty Savage, Hollyoaks
Best Young Actor
Elle Mulvaney – Amy Barlow, Coronation Street
Oliver Falconer – Joe Granger Carmichael, Doctors
Kara-Leah Fernandes – Bailey Baker, EastEnders
Joe-Warren Plant – Jacob Gallagher, Emmerdale
Lacey Findlow – Dee Dee Hutchinson, Hollyoaks
Villain of the Year
Greg Wood – Rick Neeland, Coronation Street
Matthew Chambers – Daniel Granger, Doctors
Ricky Champ – Stuart Highway, EastEnders
Claire King – Kim Tate, Emmerdale
Nathan Sussex – Buster Smith, Hollyoaks
Best Female Dramatic Performance
Katie McGlynn – Sinead Tinker, Coronation Street
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh – Zara Carmichael, Doctors
Gillian Wright – Jean Slater, EastEnders
Lucy Pargeter – Chas Dingle, EastEnders
Nadine Mulkerrin – Cleo McQueen, Hollyoaks
Scene of the Year
Gail’s Monologue – Coronation Street
The Crash – Doctors
Shakil’s Funeral – EastEnders
Cain’s Confessions – Emmerdale
Brody Confronts His Abuser, Buster – Hollyoaks
Best On-Screen Partnership
Simon Gregson and Kate Ford – Steve and Tracy McDonald, Coronation Street
Adrian Lewis Morgan and Ian Midlane – Jimmi Clay and Al Haskey, Doctors
Roger Griffiths and Kara-Leah Fernandes – Mitch and Bailey Baker, EastEnders
Lucy Pargeter and Dominic Brunt – Chas Dingle and Paddy Kirk, Emmerdale
Nick Pickard and Alex Fletcher – Tony and Diane Hutchinson, Hollyoaks
Alexander Mardell – Emma Brooker, Coronation Street
Bethan Moore – Izzie Torres, Doctors
Ricky Champ – Stuart Highway, EastEnders
James Moore – Ryan Stocks, Emmerdale
Talia Grant – Brooke Hathaway, Hollyoaks
The Impact of Aidan’s Suicide – Coronation Street
Daniel and Zara’s Breakup – Doctors
Knife Crime – EastEnders
Charity’s Abuse – Emmerdale
Footballer Abuse – Hollyoaks
Best Single Episode
Aidan’s Suicide and the Aftermath – Coronation Street
And the Best Goes On… – Doctors
Consent – EastEnders