Hollyoaks’ Steph Davis amongst those nominated for British Soap Awards’ Best Actress

The Best Actor and Best Soap lists have also been released

Actress Stephanie Davis is feeling “really grateful” after she was named among the British Soap Awards nominees.

The Hollyoaks star – who plays Sinead Shelby on the Channel 4 soap – is one of 15 stars on the longlist for the Best Actress accolade, alongside her fellow ‘Oaks stars Harvey Virdi (Misbah Maalik), and Lauren McQueen, whose character Lily McQueen will be killed off from the show this week.

Stephanie is nominated for her role as Sinead Shelby in Hollyoaks (Credit: Channel 4)

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Speaking in an Instagram video, Stephanie – who returned to the soap last year after overcoming alcohol issues – said: “I’m doing a video basically to say I’ve been nominated for Best Actress at the British Soap Awards and I can’t believe it.

“I’m feeling really grateful right now. Those of you who have followed my journey will understand, from a year ago to now I cannot believe where I am and how far I’ve come.

“I’m back doing what I love. I’m happy and I’m acting again. And now I’ve been nominated for best actress.”

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She tweeted: “Hello everyone! So, I’m absolutely DELIGHTED to announce I am up for BEST ACTRESS at @SoapAwards. What a journey it has been, hey! It would mean the absolute WORLD to me if you would take a minute to vote for me here’s the link, all my love, Stephanie xx (sic)”

Stephanie will battle with Bhavna Limbachia – whose Coronation Street character Rana Habeeb was killed off last week – in a bid to make the shortlist, and the former Corrie star is “humbled” to receive a nod.

She tweeted: “Honoured and humbled to be nominated for Best Actress at this year’s @SoapAwards (sic)”

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Bhavna Limbachia, who played Rana Habeeb in Coronation Street up until her character’s recent death, is also amongst those longlisted for the award (Credit: ITV)

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EastEnders‘ Louisa Lytton is also up for Best Actress for her role as Ruby Allen.

She tweeted: “Beyond excited and grateful to be longlisted for Best Actress at this year’s @SoapAwards, thanks so much!!! How wonderful given the nature of the storyline too @RapeCrisisEandW (sic)”

EastEnders actor Danny Dyer (Mick Carter) is also among the stars up for the Best Actor prize, including fellow Albert Square residents Zack Morris and Danny Walters, who play respective brothers Keegan Baker and Keanu Taylor.

Over in the Emmerdale village, Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle), Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden) and Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk) are up for Best Actor, as are Corrie lads Richard Hawley (Johnny Connor), Jack P Shepherd (David Platt), and Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow).

EastEnders’ Louisa Lytton, who plays Ruby Allen, is another Best Actress nominee (Credit: BBC)

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British Soap Awards 2019 longlist nominations:

Best Actor

Richard Hawley (Johnny Connor, Coronation Street)

Jack P Shepherd (David Platt, Coronation Street)

Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow, Coronation Street)

Matthew Chambers (Daniel Granger, Doctors)

Ashley Rice (Sid Vere, Doctors)

Chris Walker (Rob Hollins, Doctors)

Zack Morris (Keegan Baker, EastEnders)

Danny Walters (Keanu Taylor, EastEnders)

Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)

Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden, Emmerdale)

Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle, Emmerdale)

Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk, Emmerdale)

Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale, Hollyoaks)

Ijaz Rana (Imran Maalik, Hollyoaks)

Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osborne, Hollyoaks)

Best Actress

Sally Ann Matthews (Jenny Connor, Coronation Street)

Alison King (Carla Connor, Coronation Street)

Bhavna Limbachia (Rana Habeeb, Coronation Street)

Bharti Patel (Ruhma Carter, Doctors)

Ali Bastian (Becky Clarke, Doctors)

Laura Rollins (Ayesha Lee, Doctors)

Tamzin Outhwaite (Mel Owen, EastEnders)

Lorraine Stanley (Karen Taylor, EastEnders)

Louisa Lytton (Ruby Allen, EastEnders)

Zoe Henry (Rhona Goskirk, Emmerdale)

Emma Atkins (Charity Dingle, Emmerdale)

Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle, Emmerdale)

Stephanie Davis (Sinead Shelby, Hollyoaks)

Harvey Virdi (Misbah Maalik, Hollyoaks)

Lauren McQueen (Lily McQueen, Hollyoaks)

Best Soap

Coronation Street





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