British Soap Awards: Emmerdale stars pay tribute to late Shadrach Dingle actor Andy Devine


‘None of us knew about it until a couple of weeks ago’: Emmerdale stars pay tribute to star Andy Devine after his death aged 79 as they scoop Best Family gong at British Soap Awards

The Emmerdale cast paid a heartfelt tribute to late Shadrach Dingle actor Andy Devine at The British Soap Awards at the Hackney Empire in London on Saturday.

Andy died at the age of 79 on January 27 but the cause of death has not yet been confirmed, with actor James Hooton, 48, who plays Sam Dingle, admitting the cast only learned the sad news a fortnight ago.

Accepting the award for the Dingles as they won the new category of Best Soap Family, James said: ‘I would like to use this award to pay tribute to Mr Andy Devine. He was on Emmerdale for 10 long years, he played Shadrach Dingle.

Tribute: The Emmerdale cast paid a heartfelt tribute to late Shadrach Dingle actor Andy Devine at The British Soap Awards at the Hackney Empire in London on Saturday

Tribute: The Emmerdale cast paid a heartfelt tribute to late Shadrach Dingle actor Andy Devine at The British Soap Awards at the Hackney Empire in London on Saturday

‘He was an honoured and loved member of the cast and unfortunately he died in January of this year and none of us knew about it until a couple of weeks ago, so we miss and love Andy so much.

‘So, this is for him.’ 

Andy, who was best known for playing Shadrach in the ITV soap between 2000 and 2010, died at the age of 79 in January this year.

RIP: Andy died at the age of 79 on January 27, with actor James Hooton, 48, who plays Sam Dingle, admitting the cast only learned the sad news a fortnight ago

RIP: Andy died at the age of 79 on January 27, with actor James Hooton, 48, who plays Sam Dingle, admitting the cast only learned the sad news a fortnight ago

Public records reveal that Andy died on January 27 but the cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

The actor – who was born as Peter Devine – served in the Royal Navy during the 1960s before turning his hand to acting.

His other roles included featuring in several episodes of Doctor Who, the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk and a small part in Coronation Street in 1995.

Andy’s alter ego was a popular character during a decade on the Dales before dying in an emotional alcohol abuse storyline in 2010.  

He's back! This year, host Phillip Schofield, 60, welcomed a plethora of soap stars to London's Hackney Empire, where they'll battle it out to scoop prizes in 14 categories

He’s back! This year, host Phillip Schofield, 60, welcomed a plethora of soap stars to London’s Hackney Empire, where they’ll battle it out to scoop prizes in 14 categories

The British Soap Awards returned live to ITV for the first time in two years after the 2020 and 2021 ceremonies were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In its place in 2020, ITV instead aired a 60-minute special titled The British Soap Awards Celebrates 21 Years, narrated by long-running presenter Phillip Schofield.

This year, host Phillip Schofield, 60, welcomed a plethora of soap stars to London’s Hackney Empire, where they’ll battle it out to scoop prizes in 14 categories.

The awards are either voted for by a panel of expert judges or the public, with fans able to choose their favourites for Best British Soap, Best Leading Performer and Best Family categories.

British Soap Awards 2022: The Winners

British Soap

Coronation Street 

Doctors

EastEnders

Emmerdale – WINNER

Hollyoaks

Leading Performer 

Sally Carman (Abi Webster) – Coronation Street

Gillian Wright (Jean Slater) – EastEnders

Linda Henry (Shirley Carter) – EastEnders

Paige Sandhu (Meena Jutla) – Emmerdale – WINNER

Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle) – Emmerdale

 Family 

The Alahans – Coronation Street

The Carters – EastEnders

The Dingles – Emmerdale – WINNER

The McQueens – Hollyoaks

Coronation Street: Sally Carman as Abi Webster

Coronation Street: Sally Carman as Abi Webster

Villain 

Maximus Evans (Corey Brent) – Coronation Street – WINNER

Laura White (Dr Princess Buchanan) – Doctors

Toby-Alexander Smith (Gray Atkins) – EastEnders

Paige Sandhu (Meena Jutla) – Emmerdale

Rhiannon Clements (Summer Ranger) – Hollyoaks

Coronation Street: Maximus Evans as Corey Brent

Coronation Street: Maximus Evans as Corey Brent

Comedy Performer

Jane Hazelgrove (Bernie Winter) – Coronation Street

Sarah Moyle (Valerie Pitman) – Doctors

Tameka Empson (Kim Fox) – EastEnders – WINNER

Lisa Riley (Mandy Dingle) – Emmerdale

Chelsee Healey (Goldie McQueen) – Hollyoaks

Newcomer 

Paddy Bever (Max Turner) – Coronation Street

Ross McLaren (Luca McIntyre) – Doctors

Ross Boatman (Harvey Monroe) – EastEnders – WINNER

Darcy Grey (Marcus Dean) – Emmerdale

Matthew James-Bailey (Ethan Williams) – Hollyoaks

Hollyoaks: Chelsee Healey as Goldie McQueen

Hollyoaks: Chelsee Healey as Goldie McQueen

 

Best Storyline 

Coronation Street – Hate Crime

Doctors – Bear and his mother encounter racism at St Phil’s Hospital

EastEnders – Jean’s Bipolar

Emmerdale – Meena Serial Killer

Hollyoaks – Misbah’s Historic Rape WINNER

Single Episode 

Coronation Street – Flashback

Doctors – Three Consultations and a Funeral – WINNER

EastEnders – Jean in Southend

Emmerdale – Marlon’s stroke

Hollyoaks – Out of Time

Emmerdale: Mark Charnock as Marlon Dingle

Emmerdale: Mark Charnock as Marlon Dingle 

Dramatic Performance 

Sally Carman (Abi Webster) – Coronation Street

Dex Lee (Bear Sylvester) – Doctors

Gillian Wright (Jean Slater) – EastEnders

Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle) – Emmerdale – WINNER

Harvey Virdi (Misbah Maalik) – Hollyoaks

On-screen partnership  

David Neilson & Mollie Gallagher (Roy Cropper & Nina Lucas) – Coronation Street

Chris Walker & Jan Pearson (Rob Hollins & Karen Hollins) – Doctors

Lacey Turner & Gillian Wright (Stacey Slater and Jean Slater) – EastEnders – WINNER

Isobel Steele & Bradley Johnson (Liv Flaherty & Vinny Dingle) – Emmerdale

Anna Passey & Kieron Richardson (Sienna Blake & Ste Hay) – Hollyoaks

EastEnders: Gillian Wright as Jean Slater

EastEnders: Gillian Wright as Jean Slater

Young performer 

Millie Gibson (Kelly Neelan) – Coronation Street – WINNER

Sonny Kendall (Tommy Moon) – EastEnders

Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor) – Emmerdale

Jayden Fox (Bobby Costello) – Hollyoaks

Scene of the year 

Coronation Street – Johnny’s Death

Doctors – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

EastEnders – Hall of Mirrors

Emmerdale – Bridge Collapse

Hollyoaks – Misbah Didn’t Consent – WINNER     

 

The Outstanding Achievement Award went to EastEnders legend Letitia Dean for her portrayal of Sharon Watts

 The Tony Warren Award went to Coronation Street scriptwriter Jan McVerry 

 

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