Reigning British Soap Awards best actress Katherine Kelly said she hoped EastEnders’ Lacey Turner won this year’s award.

Before the awards were handed out in London on Saturday night, Coronation Street star Katherine, who plays Becky McDonald, was magnanimous in her praise for Lacey (Stacey Branning).

She told whatsontv.co.uk: “I think I have no chance of picking up best actress this year – and I’m not being modest and all that. I really think Lacey deserves it, she’s been absolutely amazing! And I’m really happy to hand over to her, which is what I’m sure will happen tonight.”

Watch the interview with Katherine at the British Soap Awards



*The British Soap Awards screen in full on ITV1 on Wednesday, May 19 at 8pm