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British Soap Awards 2011 shortlist revealed

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Philip Schofield on the British Soap Awards 2010
The final shortlist for the viewer-voted categories at the British Soap Awards 2011 has been announced this morning.

Voting for this year's prizes began in early March when a full longlist was revealed for the 'Sexiest Male', 'Sexiest Female', 'Villain of the Year', 'Best Actor' and 'Best Actress' categories, which contained three nominees from each of the UK soaps: Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.

The most popular nominees have now been put through to the final stage and voting has re-opened. Fans are also still able to cast their votes for the 'Best British Soap' category, which has not been shortlisted.

Coronation Street leads the viewer nominations with eight nods, EastEnders has seven, Hollyoaks has scored five, Emmerdale has four and Doctors is up for one award.

Details of the panel-voted categories have yet to be revealed.

The full shortlist for the viewer-voted categories follows below:

SEXIEST MALE
Keith Duffy (Ciaran McCarthy, Coronation Street)
Chris Fountain (Tommy Duckworth, Coronation Street)
Scott Maslen (Jack Branning, EastEnders)
Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy, Emmerdale)

SEXIEST FEMALE
Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, Coronation Street)
Alison King (Carla Connor, Coronation Street)
Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell, EastEnders)
Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen, Hollyoaks)

VILLIAN OF THE YEAR
Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow, Coronation Street)
Charlie Brooks (Janine Malloy, EastEnders)
Don Gilet (Lucas Johnson, EastEnders)
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, Hollyoaks)

BEST ACTOR
Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow, Coronation Street)
Shane Richie (Alfie Moon, EastEnders)
Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy, Emmerdale)
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, Hollyoaks)

BEST ACTRESS
Katherine Kelly (Becky McDonald, Coronation Street)
Jessie Wallace (Kat Moon, EastEnders)
Jane Cox (Lisa Dingle, Emmerdale)
Claire Cooper (Jacqui McQueen, Hollyoaks)

BEST BRITISH SOAP
Coronation Street
Doctors
EastEnders
Emmerdale
Hollyoaks

Click here to cast your votes on the British Soap Awards website. The ceremony will take place in Manchester on May 14 and is expected to air on ITV1 on May 25.

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