“We have a spe­cial bond, me and Kel­lie!”

Join us for the sec­ond part of our In­side Soap Awards cov­er­age – with ex­clu­sive pho­tos, in­ter­views and gos­sip from the win­ners…

Inside Soap - - THE INSIDE SOAP AWARDS 2018 - PHO­TOG­RA­PHY DAN GOLD­SMITH

This is the one award that Danny and I have al­ways wanted to win, so we’re thrilled!” grins Kel­lie Bright, as she ac­cepts In­side Soap’s tro­phy for Best Part­ner­ship on the night of our awards party. “We’ve been work­ing to­gether for five years now – it was our an­niver­sary in Oc­to­ber – and I’ve been cel­e­brat­ing all day!”

With su­per-busy Danny un­able to make the In­side Soap

Awards bash, beam­ing Kel­lie is thank­ful enough for the pair of them – par­tic­u­larly since this is the first time that they have been voted most pop­u­lar on-screen cou­ple. How­ever, we are able to catch up with Danny the fol­low­ing day, to find out his re­ac­tion…

“We have a spe­cial bond, me and Kel­lie,” he says. “We came into the show to­gether, and have been here since day one – so this is some­thing I cher­ish, es­pe­cially be­cause the two of us have never been ac­knowl­edged for our char­ac­ters’ part­ner­ship in this way be­fore. We’ve worked re­ally hard to­gether, so we’re happy to have won.”

How­ever, with Kel­lie busy cel­e­brat­ing the win with her

Easten­ders co-stars on our big night, she’s mor­ti­fied to ad­mit – via a hi­lar­i­ous Twit­ter video the next day – that the tro­phy had un­for­tu­nately gone ‘astray’! And Danny grasses his beloved co-star right up…

“You’re all so lovely, all of ya,” he de­clares proudly. “And we’d like to show you the award in our hands, but un­for­tu­nately… She for­got it! Yeah, cos she was… How can I put it? She was bat­tered last night…

She was cel­e­brat­ing!”

In­side Soap is very happy to re­port that the miss­ing award has since been re­trieved and safely re­turned to its re­lieved and right­ful own­ers – and if you’re lucky, you might soon be able to spot it some­where very fa­mil­iar. “Thank you to ev­ery­one who voted,” gushes Danny. “I know we were up against some stiff com­pe­ti­tion, but we never take your love and af­fec­tion for granted, so thank you.”

“We’re go­ing to be a night­mare at work now!” laughs Kel­lie. “We’re gen­uinely chuffed – it’s so ex­cit­ing. And who knows? The award could just end up mak­ing a lit­tle cameo ap­pear­ance be­hind the Queen Vic bar… It might do!”

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