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Emmerdale actress Nicola Wheeler thinks rival soap deserves to win Best Soap at the British Soap Awards

Nicola plays Nicola King in Emmerdale

Emmerdale actress Nicola Wheeler thinks Doctors deserve to win Best Soap at this year's British Soap Awards.

The 45-year-old actress' show won the prize in 2016 and 2017 but they were defeated by Coronation Street in the category last year, and she believes it is "time" the BBC daytime soap won the coveted prize for the first time ever.

Nicola thinks BBC's Doctors should win Best Soap (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

She said: "Maybe we [Emmerdale] can [win the award], but I think it's Doctors' turn, personally. I think it's time Doctors [won].

"Nicola King won being the underdog and I think it's time for Doctors to win being the underdog. So maybe if we win all the other awards and they win Best Soap?"

She scooped the Best Bitch gong at the 2006 Soap Awards for her portrayal of Nicola King and is up for Best Comedy Performance this year.

Nicola is up for best comedy performance this year (Credit: ITV)

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Nicola said: "She [Nicola King] won it for being a cow and now she might win it for being a funny cow, who knows?"

Nicola King won being the underdog and I think it's time for Doctors to win being the underdog. So maybe if we win all the other awards and they win Best Soap?

But Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle), who is up for Best Actress, Best Female Dramatic Performance, and Best On-Screen Partnership alongside Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk), may have found a way to get a few more votes - as the star joked she will ditching clothes for the night.

When asked in a joint interview on This Morning what she will be wearing for the ceremony, Lucy replied: "No idea, I'm going naked."

Lucy is up for Best Actress, Best Female Dramatic Performance, and Best On-Screen Partnership alongside Dominic Brunt (Credit: ITV)

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This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby then quipped: "That'll get the votes."

And her co-host Phillip Schofield, who will present the Soap Awards again this year, joked: "I'll make sure they turn the heating up for you."

The British Soap Awards will take place at Manchester's The Lowry theatre on June 1, and EastEnders and Hollyoaks lead the nominations with 14 nods each.

Emmerdale airs Monday to Friday at 7pm with an extra episode on Thursday at 8pm.

There is an extra episode of Emmerdale tonight at 8pm.

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