Emmerdale bids for Soap Awards success

Published Monday, 13 May 2013
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Emmerdale actor Dominic Power has told This Morning that his bad-boy character, Cameron Murray, would have been a dead cert for Villain of the Year at the British Soap Awards - if they were being held just three months later.

Emmerdale bids for Soap Awards success
Jeff Hordley, Natalie Anderson, Steve Halliwell, Fiona Wade and Dominic Power. (© Ken McKay)

With a teasing hint of more to come from the man who killed Carl King and nearly saw girlfriend Chas go down for it, Dominic was adamant that the secret killer's actions would be hard to top.

"If the Best Villain award was in three months time, Cameron would win hands-down," he explained carefully, keeping his spoiler cards close to his chest.

"It's going to be an amazing summer ..."

I kinda like the fact that we sit as the underdogs, but I do think we pack a big bite ...

Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle)

Not only has Cameron escaped justice for killing Carl, he also finished off poor farmhand Alex to cover his tracks. But could someone else also fall foul of the murderer, as he struggles to keep his dark secrets under wraps?

Dominic has been nominated for Best Villain and, alongside Lucy Pargeter who plays Chas Dingle, Best Partnership. Lucy has also been nominated for Best Dramatic Performance.

Victim Carl, played by Tom Lister, has been named among the Best Exit nominees and the live episode in which he met his maker is nominated for Best Single Episode.

"We've got the best crashes, the best explosions, the best slaps ... There's a lot of crazy stuff in the village going on," actress Natalie Anderson, who has also had her fair share of drama, laughed.

She's nominated for Sexiest Female, having played feisty Alicia Metcalfe in the show, while Matthew Wolfenden who plays her husband of convenience David is nominated for Sexiest Male.

And their love triangle with Priya Sharma, played by Fiona Wade, could be set to get even messier.

"There's a twist ..." the girls warned.

It’s just been an absolutely brilliant year!

Natalie Anderson (Alicia Metcalfe)

For Steve Halliwell, who plays popular rogue Zak Dingle, it has been nearly 20 years of drama in the Dales and the stories are just getting better and better.

"I came in for two episodes and I'm still here," he told Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

"There's been some great writing for me this year and last year - the best chance to show that I can do a bit of acting that I've ever had."

His storyline involving depression and a dramatic clifftop rescue has been nominated for both best Storyline and Spectacular Scene of the Year.

And according to Jeff Hordley - best known as Cain Dingle - when it comes to Best Soap, there can only be one winner.

"You have to vote for Emmerdale this year because you'd be making it a Soap Awards first, because we've never won it before - so therefore, vote Emmerdale!" he urged fans.

For the full list of British Soap Award nominees and to cast your vote, click here.

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