Actress Julie Walters has spoken out in defence of soap operas and said she thinks people should not be "snobbish about soaps".
In an interview with Stylist magazine, while talking about her new TV show Indian Summers, she said: "I don't like people being snobbish about soaps. They miss the point - there's a lot of very good acting and lot of issues are addressed."
"Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) in EastEnders is a big favourite. He's very attractive and l love his daughter Nancy (Maddy Hill)."
"Sean Tully (Antony Cotton) in Coronation Street always makes me laugh, too."
"I love Mondays as you've got Coronation Street, EastEnders and then Coronation Street again. And I love that Emmerdale is on every night."
She also revealed she does not read reviews, saying: "I don't read reviews. I used to and either you over-believe the great ones or lose confidence because of the bad ones."
Indian Summers is on Channel 4 on Sundays at 9pm.