Love them or hate them, soap operas are quite the institution in the UK, and you’ll find it hard to meet a Brit, who doesn’t watch at least one of the nation’s most popular offerings — or at least know who the most famous characters are!
In case you aren’t familiar with the most popular British soap operas, the most successful are Coronation Street, Eastenders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks, and each year they all come together at the annual British Soap Awards to celebrate the best in their industry. This year’s award ceremony took place at the weekend, and although you may not be familiar with the majority of the actresses in attendance, it’s still a very glamorous occasion —meaning fabulous dresses and extravagant frosting at the ready! It’s a far cry from the glamour of Cannes, but here are some of the worthiest gems.
Nikki Sanderson of Hollyoaks glitters in a nude and gold mixed dress.
Natalie Gumede of Coronation Street opts for a bright floral dress with a clutch.
Shobna Gulati of Coronation Street is glamorous in a floor length gown.
Michelle Keegan of Coronation Street sparkles in a nude gown.
Lucy Pargeter of Emmerdale is fashion forward with her mesh insert panel dress.
Charley Webb of Emmerdale channels the 90s with tank top combo.
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