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Friday 15th November 2019

Corrie star advised to seek medical help after painful injury

A night on her feet left its mark. Ouch!

Coronation Street's Lucy Fallon has asked for fans' advice after being left with a nasty foot problem following the British Soap Awards.

The actress, who plays Bethany Platt, looked stunning as she walked the red carpet on Saturday night.

But she told fans via social media she'd been left with a painful blister on her foot that she fears has become infected.

Lucy pictured at the British Soap Awards (Credit: Lia Toby/WENN.com)

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Has anyone ever had a blister on the back of their heel that has got infected because I cannot walk and I need advice :/?

Lucy, 22, tweeted: "Has anyone ever had a blister on the back of their heel that has got infected because I cannot walk and I need advice :/?"

She added the area was red and warm to touch.

Fans advised Lucy she should see a medic as if the area is infected, suggesting it may require antibiotics to clear it up.

One wrote: "I’d say you need to get it checked out."

Another agreed: "If it’s infected, you’ll need antibiotics. Give your GP surgery a ring tomorrow morning x."

A third said: "If its infected You need to visit your doctor asap x."

The soap star also shared a video to Instagram Stories showing her hobbling around her home on Sunday morning, captioning it: "The day after the night before."

Lucy used a packet of frozen food to soothe her sore foot (Credit: Instagram @lucyfallonx)

She then sat down, using a bag of frozen food to soothe her sore foot.

Another pic simply showed her resting her foot, with the caption: "Infected foot." Poor Lucy!

Lucy showed off her painful foot on social media (Credit: Instagram @lucyfallonx)

Foot injury aside, it was a fabulous night for the young star.

She picked up two prizes for best actress and best female dramatic performance for Bethany's harrowing grooming storyline and its aftermath.

Coronation Street was the big winner at the British Soap Awards, with the villainous Pat Phelan, played by Connor McIntyre, recognised with a gong after the character met his grisly exit on Friday night.

In total Corrie hauled in six prizes at the ceremony at the Hackney Empire in east London, including the coveted best soap award, as its decision to take on dark storylines was recognised.

Lucy won two prizes at the awards (Credit: Matt Crossick/PA)

Connor beat EastEnders Jake Wood who lost in five of the six categories he was nominated for.

Another Coronation Street win went to Lucy's on-screen uncle Jack P. Shepherd, whose character David Platt has been at the centre of a male rape storyline.

Channel 4's Hollyoaks collected four prizes, including best male dramatic performance for Ross Adams category and the best storyline for Lily's self harm.

Ross beat strong contenders including Jake Wood, Connor McIntyre, Emmerdale’s Jeff Hordley and Doctors' Chris Walker.

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Ross told the crowd: "Oh my word, this is really, really unbelievable. I think Hollyoaks does issue-based storylines really well, and I'm hugely proud of them for telling this story as well as they did."

He added: "I love soap, I love all of the soaps. Years ago when I sat working as a PA to the producer of Coronation Street, I never thought I'd be stood here collecting an award and this is just the icing on the cake."

Jake, who plays Max Branning, had his sole win in the scene of the year category where the prize was split for the first time in British Soap Award history.

Taking to the stage, Jake sent a special message to his former co-star, Dame Barbara Windsor.

He said: "Can I send a big EastEnders hug out to Barbara Windsor and her husband Scott. I speak for everyone here when I say we love you very much."

Barbara was sent love from the ceremony (Credit: FameFlynet)

Dame Barbara and Scott recently revealed the 80-year-old Carry On star was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in April 2014.

EastEnders shared the best scene prize with fellow BBC soap Doctors who had been nominated for their Bollywood proposal scene.

Jake was nominated alongside his on-screen daughters Lauren and Abi Branning for the EastEnders Christmas Day episode in which the two youngsters fell from the roof of the Queen Vic pub.

Emmerdale – the big winner last year – picked up two awards including the one-off greatest moment in soap history prize for their 2016 scene, the Hotten by-pass crash.

Meanwhile EastEnders star Rudolph Walker, 78, who has portrayed Patrick Trueman since 2001, was handed the outstanding achievement award while the BBC soap’s Lorraine Stanley, who plays Karen Taylor, won the best newcomer award.

Doctors actor Ian Midlane won the best comedy performance prize for his role of Dr Al Haskey.

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