Soap beauties were gathered for a very special British Soap Awards publicity shoot in London
Now where is that lipgloss? EastEnders’ Preeya Kalidas (Amira) checks her bag of tricks
Hollyoaks’ Bronagh Waugh (Cheryl) gets some last-minute hairstyling advice
Meanwhile, Emmerdale’s Sammy Winward (Katie) fills in time chatting
Then the girls gather in the studio awaiting instructions from the crew
It’s never too late for some final adjustments. Just as well because Preeya is about to sneeze, while Doctors’ Sophie Abelson (far right) is slightly distracted
A photographer’s assistant makes sure the lighting is perfect
Photographer Nicky Johnston makes sure the stars are perfectly arranged
Then it’s time for action!
One lucky guy is brought into the shot. Bet he wasn’t expecting this when he went to work that morning…
The British Soap Awards 2010 take place in early May. Be sure to come back to whatsontv.co.uk for in-depth previews and coverage of the soaps’ big night!
(Behind-the-scenes photographs: Neil Genower)