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Bernie reveals bald head at awards

Cancer sufferer Bernie Nolan revealed her bald head as she stepped out for the TV Choice Awards ceremony in a floor-length black gown.

The 49-year-old member of all-sibling pop group The Nolans shaved her head after chemotherapy treatment caused her hair to fall out.

The singer and actress, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in April, is the third Nolan sister to battle the disease.

Her sisters Linda, 51, and Anne, 59, both overcame breast cancer.

Emmerdale scored a hat-trick at the ceremony, landing three prizes.

After being snubbed at the National Soap Awards earlier this year, the show landed titles for best soap actor for Danny Miller and best soap newcomer for Adam Thomas. It collected best soap storyline for the impact on Miller's character Aaron's sexual confusion.

The half-century old rival Coronation Street was also the toast of the awards as it picked up an honorary prize to mark its 50 years on screen. EastEnders also shared the spoils by collecting the top soap prize in a year that saw its first live episode - as well as best soap actress for Lacey Turner's portrayal of teen mum Stacey Branning.

The event - hosted by funnyman Alexander Armstrong at London's Dorchester Hotel - also rewarded shows such as Doctor Who, Total Wipeout and Britain's Got Talent.

Eighties cop drama Ashes To Ashes was named best drama while best new drama went to hit US musical comedy Glee. Britain's Got Talent triumphed over Dancing On Ice, Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor to land the best TV talent show prize.

James Corden and Ruth Jones's BBC1 series Gavin and Stacey was named best comedy. Waterloo Road favourite Denise Welch was named best actress while Jack O'Connell from Skins was best actor. I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here was named best reality show.


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