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Soap Awards: Northern Ireland star Bronagh Waugh shuns modesty in racy dress

By Lesley-Anne Henry

Published 10/05/2010

Actress Bronagh Waugh at the 2010 British Soap Awards held at the London Television Centre
Actress Bronagh Waugh at the 2010 British Soap Awards held at the London Television Centre

She may not have picked up a gong at the British Soap Awards but Northern Ireland-born Bronagh Waugh did walk away with something — prize for the worst dressed.

The daring Coleraine girl turned up at the glitzy ceremony in London wearing a transparent shift dress — with not a scrap of underwear underneath and only a few carefully placed sequins to hide her modesty.

The 26-year-old, who has plays man eating barmaid Cheryl Brady in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks, was among seven small screen stars nominated for the Best Actress Award.

She joined the hit Channel 4 soap last year after being initially cast for a handful of Hollyoaks Late programmes as the ex-girlfriend of a Northern Irish character played by local actor Glen Wallace. But Bronagh proved such a success that the producers drafted her into the regular Hollyoaks series and her character has been a huge hit with the programme’s millions of viewers.

She was pipped at the post for the award by Eastenders actress Lacy Turner who plays Stacey Branning who scooped two prizes — Best Dramatic Performance and Best Actress, which is voted for by the public.

Bronagh’s racy outfit did however manage to stave off some tough competition in the bad style stakes — with Coronation Street’s Vicky Entwhistle and Eastenders’ Emer Kenny walking the red carpet in equally rare dresses.

Winners in the British Soap Awards 2010:

Sexiest male: Scott Maslen (Jack Branning) - EastEnders

Sexiest female: Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre) - Coronation Street

Best dramatic performance from a young actor or actress: Ami Metcalf (Sapphire Cox) - Doctors

Best dramatic performance: Lacey Turner (Stacey Branning) - EastEnders

Best on-screen partnership: Jan Pearson and Christopher Walker (Karen Hollins and Rob Hollins) - Doctors

Villain of the year: Larry Lamb (Archie Mitchell) - EastEnders

Best newcomer: Marc Elliott (Syed Masood) - EastEnders

Lifetime achievement award: Betty Driver (Betty Turpin) - Coronation Street

Best comedy performance: Craig Gazey (Graeme Proctor) - Coronation Street

Best storyline: Who killed Archie? - EastEnders

Best exit: Charlie Clements (Bradley Branning) - EastEnders

Special achievement award: Bill Lyons (scriptwriter) - Emmerdale

Spectacular scene of the year: The parachute jump - Hollyoaks

Best single episode: EastEnders Live

Best actor: Scott Maslen (Jack Branning) - EastEnders

Best actress: Lacey Turner (Stacey Branning) - EastEnders

Best British soap: EastEnders

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