Eastenders won best serial drama at 2005 national tv awards.
Barbara Windsor (Peggy) accepted the National Television Award for Best Serial Drama on behalf of EastEnders. She remarked: "It's been a red hot year for soaps. We ain't half grateful
you voted for us. Thank you."
Kate Harwood was delighted by the accolade. She said: "The show's a team
effort from top to bottom. Everybody's put so much into it. I'm thrilled the audience have recognised
it and voted for us."
Barbara Windsor wins the waterford crystal 2005
The accolade acknowledges the outstanding contribution that Barbara's made to the entertainment and
arts industry throughout her career.
Letita Dean won prestigious outstounding achievement award at the inside soap awards.
Letitia Dean was bubbling over with excitement at winning the Outstanding Achievement Award
at this year's Inside Soap Awards. After over two decades as one of the Square's most iconic characters, Sharon Watts, she deserves it.
She gushed: "It’s weird, I’ve been in EastEnders half my life. I'd just turned 16 when I started. I’m really touched and a
bit embarrassed by this award."
) was delighted for Letitia: "We’ve all grown up with Sharon
on screen. She’s like
your sister and best friend
. You went through Sharongate
with her and so many other things. We’ve had some fantastic scenes
definitely miss working with her.”
Nigel Harman (Dennis) was crowned Best Actor and Sexiest Male for the second
year. "I'm not in as good a shape as I'd like," admits Nigel. "My exercise regime consists of playing golf, going to
the pub and watching TV."
Den's gruesome death was voted soap storyline of the year. Over 14 million viewers tuned in
to see Den's demise. This award proves that they weren't
June Brown wins lifetime achievment award
June Brown has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Soap Awards. June first appeared on our screens as Dot nearly 20 years ago and has endured as one of the Square's best loved characters.
Barbara Windsor presented the award, describing June as “a soap legend.” They
were joined on stage by Anna Wing, who played Lou Beale. She delivered a message from Gretchen Franklin (Ethel Skinner) who sent "special love" to June.
June had already been
on stage with John Bardon to accept the award for Best On-Screen Partnership. She was overwhelmed to
receive her second prestigious gong. She gushed “I’m lost for words. I didn’t know
this existed. I usually know what to say!”
June praised the actors with whom she’s starred on EastEnders - “I’m very lucky with who I’ve
had to work with. If you don’t have good people to act with, you don’t do very well.”
Shane Richie expressed delight at June's award: “Her face was a picture. She deserves
it. She is Dot.” Barbara Windsor praised her friend further, stating: "She’s a very popular actor on EastEnders - the first person that we go to for help."
Dot's earned her position as a Walford favourite. She's survived her malicious son, Nick, the death of her friend Ethel, a terrifying cancer scare and finally found love with Jim in 2000. She's brought tears and laughter in equal measure - a true inspiration.
Shane Richie picked up the award for the second year running. The nation really does love Alfie Moon. You've voted him as the top geezer in soap!
Congratulations to Lacey Turner who's been awarded for bringing Stacey Slater to the Square. Stacey may have been in Walford for less than a year, but she's certainly made an impact!
Shane was delighted to pick up this award and thanked viewers as well as the show's Executive Producer,
Louise Berridge. He fought back at the show's critics saying, "Regardless of what the press say about it, EastEnders
is the punters' show and winning Best Soap proves that."
Nigel proudly showed off his two awards. Model, Rachel Hunter presented him with the Sexiest Male award.
She admitted that he's a very attractive man
This is the second year that Jessie
has won this category. Phil Tufnell
presented her with the award and said, "She thoroughly deserves the prize
. I love watching
and she's a great part of it."
Natalie was delighted to pick up her gong. In her speech, she shared the award with her
co-star James Alexandrou. She said, "It's amazing, I never thought that I'd win. It's an honour really."
Following Janine's dramatic exit from the Square, Charlie was chuffed to pick up the award for Best Soap Villain. Martin Kemp,
who played a former EastEnders villain Steve Owen, praised her saying, "Charlie's fabulous. She had to win. She played her part
fantastically well and should be really proud that she's leaving on top."
Viewers voted us their favourite soap. Speaking for the whole cast, Perry Fenwick thanked the viewers and applauded Louise Berridge and the crew. The award was presented by Larry Hagman who played
JR Ewing in US soap, Dallas.
Nigel Harman scooped the Most Popular Newcomer award
for his role as the delectable Dennis Rickman. Nigel said, "The past 12 months have been amazing. I've only been in the show
seven months and people recognise me wherever I go. The best thing is, for some reason people think I'm a heartthrob. I received
my first pair of knickers in the post yesterday." Last week, on the website you voted Dennis the show's best newcomer too.
He received 47% of your votes, closely followed by Alfie with 41%.
Shane Richie was awarded the Most Popular Actor for playing the cheeky landlord Alfie Moon. Shane
said, "It's great that EastEnders swept the board. We're really chuffed. Corrie has had great storylines this year. But do
I feel sorry for them? No!"
His on-screen sidekick, Jessie Wallace (Kat Slater) picked up the Most Popular
Actress award. Jessie said, "I didn't think I would win, not up against all those great actresses." EastEnders also won Most
Popular Serial Drama, beating Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks. A big thank you to everybody who voted for the show!