Jane McDonald’s Short-Lived Reign as British Soap Awards Host Ends After Just One Year

Jane McDonald’s Short-Lived Reign as British Soap Awards Host Ends After Just One Year

British Soap Awards Cancelled for 2024

ITV has announced that the British Soap Awards has been cancelled for 2024.

The broadcaster has not given an explanation for the decision, but has said that the awards will return in 2025.

Bosses Have Made the Decision Not to Bring Back the Annual Awards Ceremony Next Year

The British Soap Awards has been held annually since 1999, celebrating the best of British soaps, including EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, and Doctors.

The show was thrown into chaos in June 2023 after Phillip Schofield stepped down from hosting duties following news of his affair with a male colleague.

Jane McDonald Was Announced as Phil’s Replacement After He Was Dropped from ITV

Singer and former Loose Women star Jane McDonald took over as host of the awards, but her role will not be made permanent, as the awards have now been cancelled for 2024.

Coronation Street Triumphed at the Ceremony in 2023

Coronation Street was the big winner at the 2023 British Soap Awards, taking home six awards, including Best Single Episode, Scene of the Year, Best Dramatic Performance, Best Comedy Performer, Best Newcomer, and Best Family.

EastEnders Won Four Awards, Including the Coveted Best Soap

EastEnders won four awards, including the coveted Best Soap. Lily Slater actress Lilia Turner took home the gong for Best Young Performer while her co-star Aaron Thiara, who plays Ravi Gulati, won Villain of the Year.

One Soap That Won’t Be Making a Comeback with the British Soap Awards in 2025 Is Doctors

Doctors, which was cancelled by the BBC after 23 years in 2023, will not be making a comeback with the British Soap Awards in 2025.

Conclusion

The British Soap Awards have been cancelled for 2024, but are expected to return in 2025.

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