British Soap Awards: Hollyoaks Best Dressed
Lucy Dixon: Lucy looks really striking in such a bold colour - and a brave choice of colour at that! Her eyes look great smoky too.
Claire Cooper: despite wearing the same dress as someone at the awards, Claire continues her trend of being the most elegantly dressed soapstar.
Stephanie Waring: Steph shows off her curves in her black fishtail dress, miles away from tacky Cindy!
Nikki Sanderson: Nikki adds a touch of sparkle to the red carpet and the backless style looks pretty on her.
Jessica Forrest: A great colour dress and simple shape for Jessica. The gold chain detail on the back makes it.
Jessica Fox: Always stylish, Jessica Fox chose a beautiful red peplum, strapless dress.
Mandip Gill: Looking completely different from Phoebe, Mandip looks stunning in her dark dress. Her hair is gorgeous.
Anna Shaffer: Anna had a touch of Great Gatsby glamour in her lovely pink gown.
Jazmine Franks: Jazz looked so pretty in her summery floral print dress and her perfect bob haircut.
Stephanie Davis: One of the nicest white outfits on the red carpet, Steph Davis looked sophisticated in her nicely shaped dress.
The British Soap Awards 2013
It was the soap event of the year last night in Manchester: The British Soap Awards 2013. Hollyoaks were bursting at the seams with nominations against the soap big dogs. If you don’t know the results and are saving yourself for some of that award show glitz tonight, then don’t click below. But if you do know, have a gander.
#Hollyoaks Hit or Miss: By far the best thing was the black humour of Mercedes and Paul this week, we cackled along with them. We, like the rest of the guests, struggled to care about the wedding, death included.
Scene of the Week: Dodger Gets Arrested
After Texas’s awkward, titter-inducing fall from grace, we were pleasantly surprised by the scene in the episode following, where Dodger learns of her death and gets arrested. Planning to move away, stomping around the village in his boots of man pain, Dodger was stopped by the arrival of sister Sienna and the police. No, they weren’t being arrested for inappropriate sibling sexy eyes at each other, the police were looking for murder suspect numero uno. Tearfully Sienna dropped the bombshell: “Texas is dead, Mark.” And then within moments, he was being bundled off into a police car. A good scene to finish the week.
#Hollyoaks Quote of the Week: Mercedes makes a Splash(!) at Texas’s wedding.
#Hollyoaks: Hit or Miss: In a great week - loved The O’Connors and Tony combo, Ste’s return and darkness and less love for Cindy’s repetitiveness and Maxine’s perpetual unconsciousness.
Scene of the Week: Tony and Sinead Bond
A strong week for Hollyoaks saw character-led plots come to the forefront, and with it, this great heart-to-heart between Tony and Sinead. With the Hutchinson-O’Connor merger on the horizon, Sinead suffered doubts that she and her baby would be pushed out the picture and that soon-to-be dad of twins, Tony, would leave them high and dry. Tony, battling with his own fears about his cancer diagnosis, offered her reassurance and pearls of Hutch wisdom, earned through his many years in Hollyoaks (aka the village of the damned). Their convo was chock full of history and references to the past and that always makes it a much better scene.
One worrying factor to this scene is that we could totally see an gag-inducing plot in a few years time where Tony and Sinead get it on, especially now he’s told her to be more like Jacqui and she’s taken to the hoops and the high ponytail.
#Hollyoaks Quote of the Week: Ste insinuates that the rotund Colin could happily munch his way through the stock
#Hollyoaks Hit or Miss: This week we were loving our brief glimpse in Jacqui’s new life abroad and little Tom’s fear of Clare. But we continued to hate Clare’s return and can’t understand why Will has everyone under his spell. Any ideas?
Scene of the Week: Jacqui’s Final Scenes
After her emotional exit last week, it was a real treat to see Jacqui glammed up to the eyeballs (that swimsuit was amazing!) in Alicante. We’re not sure how many St Tropezs she had done before Mercedes’s arrival, but she certainly looked bronzed and at home behind the bar there. We wouldn’t have forgiven Mercedes for effectively ruining Jacqui’s whole life (but we know Jacqu’s love of family comes first), but despite the tragic edge to her exit, we got a real buzz seeing them strutting poolside. We LOVE when Hollyoaks goes on location. Cocktails, sunshine, a ton of make up - we hope Jacqui can find happiness over there, she deserves it. And actually, she probably will be better off away from her family’s never-ending “R Mercy” dramas!