Soapland’s annual prizegiving, the British Soap Awards, take place in Manchester in mid May, but What’s on TV soap experts have already chosen the actors, actresses, newcomers and soap they believe should be honoured.

Alison Slade, Simon Timblick and Sally Brockway run the rule over five categories and choose who they think have given the greatest performances in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Newcomer and Young Star categories, as well as choosing their Best Soap.

There are some bankers and also some surprising choices (Coronation Street’s Debbie Rush anyone?), but the soap panel back up their selections with exactly why they think they should be getting the gongs.

Do you agree with their choices? Let us know.

Watch What’s on TV soap panel video, above…