The British Soap Awards are less than a fortnight away and while the country is gripped in one kind of election, the UK soaps also want your votes for the serious business of who wins in Manchester on May 16.

The three public voted categories are best soap, best actess and best actor and there’s time for you to have your say. But first, who should you vote for and why? The stars themselves explain in these exclusive videos:


DAVOOD GHADAMI & RAKHEE THAKRAR


Kush & Shabnam, EastEnders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_5ZpfSgpnU


CHARLOTTE BELLAMY

Laurel Dingle – Emmerdale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up9iHZn0eds


COLSON SMITH

Craig Tinker – Coronation Street

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDyyCDCKh9M


KIERON RICHARDSON

Ste Hay – Hollyoaks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBX9pkbZZUg


JESSICA REGAN & ELIZABETH DERMOT WALSH

Niamh & Zara, Doctors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIxpUQ5rI8o

If that has just made your choices even murkier, What’s on TV’s own soap experts have looked back at the year in soap and chosen their personal highlights. Watch them discuss their highlights here: