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Emmerdale actors shortlisted in British Soap Awards

Emmerdale actor Danny Miller has been shortlisted for Best Actor in the British Soap Awards for his performance as Aaron Livesy.

The full list of nominees:

  • Coronation Street: Jack P Shepherd (David Platt)
  • Hollyoaks: Charlie Clapham (Freddie Roscoe)
  • EastEnders: Danny Dyer (Mick Carter)
  • Emmerdale: Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy)
  • Hollyoaks: Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay)

Last year's award was won by Adam Woodyatt (EastEnders).

Lucy Pargeter has also been nominated for the Best Actress award for her performance as Chas Dingle.

The full list of nominees for best actress is:

  • Coronation Street: Alison King (Carla Connor)
  • EastEnders: Lacey Turner (Stacey Branning)
  • EastEnders: Rakhee Thakrar (Shabnam Masood)
  • Emmerdale: Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle)
  • Hollyoaks: Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen)

Last year's award was won by Kellie Bright (EastEnders)

Emmerdale's Kelvin Fletcher aims for Brands Hatch

One of Emmerdale's stars is about to swap his fictional role for real-life thrills as a racing driver.

Kelvin Fletcher has played Andy Sugden for 20 years, but has been racing competitively since 2012. He is now going to take part in the British Touring Car Championship.

It's a boyhood dream to race in the British Touring Cars. It's something I've watched as a spectator, as a fan, a big motor sports fan growing up so to get the opportunity now a little bit later in my adult life, I think it's absolutely fantastic.

– Kelvin Fletcher

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Memorial service for Emmerdale's Shirley Stelfox to take place

A memorial service for Emmerdale favourite Shirley Stelfox takes place at Leeds Minster this afternoon.

Shirley Stelfox has died aged 74 Credit: Press Association

The 74-year-old actress, who lived near Newark, played Edna Birch in the soap for fifteen years. Many of the cast and crew are expected to attend. She died in December after a short battle with cancer.

Emmerdale tour tickets go on sale

Tickets have gone on sale today to give soap fans the rare chance to explore behind the scenes at Emmerdale.

Explore behind the scenes at Emmerdale village Credit: ITV Yorkshire

From this spring, the live, working TV set located within the Harewood Estate in Leeds, will open its gates as cast and crew down scripts for the weekend and allow guests to tread the tarmac and indulge in a fully guided tour of the popular, fictional village.

Fans will be able to visit Home Farm, Bob's Cafe, The Woolpack and the Village Church as well as finding out fascinating facts and stories behind the making of the multi-award winning ITV soap.

The village set is a unique and special place and Emmerdale is excited to be able to show it off to a select number of visitors. I'm sure the public will enjoy seeing it as much as we enjoy working there.”

– John Whiston (Head of ITV North)

Tours will take place between Saturday 30 April – 31 October 2016.

For more information click here. To book a place e-mail: emmerdale@continuumattractions.com.

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