When are the British Soap Awards 2022? How to watch

The British Soap Awards are making a triumphant return to ITV this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

It’s soapland’s glitziest night, when our favorite stars from EastEnders, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Doctors put aside their alter egos and swap the cobblestones for the red carpet.

The shortlist of nominations was unveiled in May 2022, revealing the stars of the soap opera who will fight to win the main awards, which include a combination of fan-voted and panel-voted categories.

If you want to see who manages to lift a trophy on the night, read on for everything you need to know about when the British Soap Awards are taking place and how to watch the glitzy ceremony.

When are the British Soap Awards 2022?

Phillip Schofield returns to host the British Soap Awards

The British Soap Awards will take place on Saturday June 11 at 8 p.m.and run for two hours.

Hosted by Phillip Schofield, the awards will take place at the Hackney Empire in London and will be presented by a host of famous faces from across the industry.

Traditionally, London or Manchester take turns hosting the event in recognition of where the soap operas are set.

How to watch the British Soap Awards 2022

Paige Sandhu as Meena Jutla in Emmerdale

Paige Sandhu as Meena Jutla in Emmerdale TVI

The British Soap Awards 2022 will be broadcast live on the two-hour slot on ITV and ITV Hub.

We can’t wait!

How to vote online at the British Soap Awards 2022

The first round of voting for this year’s awards ended in early May.

But the second ballot is still open. Hurry because it will close at 5:00 p.m. on June 10.

You can vote by visiting the British Soap Awards website now.

Who is in the running for the British Soap Awards 2022?

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Mollie Gallagher as Nina in Coronation Street

The British Soap Awards 2022 are divided into categories voted by viewers and categories voted by a panel decided by industry experts.

The Best Leading Performer category is dominated by EastEnders and Emmerdale, with Linda Henry and Gillian Wright of the former and Paige Sandhu and Mark Charnock of the latter battling for the trophy alongside Sally Carman of Coronation Street.

Meanwhile, the serial killer story of Emmerdale’s Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu) and the Coronation Street hate crime story of Nina Lucas (Mollie Gallagher) are among those up for best. script.

Jean’s bipolar story in EastEnders, Misbah’s historic rape in Hollyoaks and Bear and her mother facing racism at St Phil’s Hospital in Doctors round out the category.

You can find the full list of nominations here.

The recipients of two other awards – the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Tony Warren Award – will be announced in the evening.

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