EastEnders onscreen couple Balvinder Sopal and Heather Peace cosy up on the red carpet as the show sweeps the board at the Inside Soap Awards 2023
EastEnders stars Balvinder Sopal and Heather Peace beamed in snaps together as the two attended the Inside Soap Awards on Monday night.
The on screen couple who play Suki Kaur and Eve Unwin on the soap have been involved in a secret gay relationship which has had fans hooked.
Arriving at the event at Salsa Temple in London, Balvinder looked gorgeous as she donned a blue and navy floaty dress with white spots.
EastEnders dominated at the 2023 Inside Soap Awards as it was named Best Soap for the second year running.
The BBC drama scooped up a total of six gongs at the annual ceremony, beating its fellow soap operas Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Casualty and Doctors.
All smiles: EastEnders on screen couple Balvinder Sopal, 44, and Heather Peace, 48, cosied up on the red carpet as the show swept the board at the Inside Soap Awards 2023 on Monday
Drama! The on screen couple who play Suki Kaur and Eve Unwin on the soap have been involved in a secret gay relationship which has had fans hooked
INSIDE SOAP AWARDS 2023: WINNERS AT A GLANCE
BEST SOAP: EastEnders
BEST ACTRESS: Danielle Harold (Lola Pearce-Brown, EastEnders)
BEST ACTOR: Jamie Borthwick (Jay Brown, EastEnders)
BEST YOUNG PERFORMER: Isabella Brown (Lexi Pearce, EastEnders)
BEST NEWCOMER: Channique Sterling-Brown (Dee-Dee Bailey, Coronation Street)
BEST VILLAIN: Todd Boyce (Stephen Reid, Coronation Street)
BEST COMIC PERFORMANCE: Maureen Lipman (Evelyn Plummer, Coronation Street)
BEST PARTNERSHIP: Dominic Brunt & Mark Charnock (Paddy & Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale)
BEST FAMILY: The Dingles (Emmerdale)
BEST STORYLINE: Loving and losing Lola (EastEnders)
BEST SHOWSTOPPER: Acid attack (Coronation Street)
BEST DRAMA STAR: Nigel Harman (Max Cristie, Casualty)
BEST DAYTIME STAR: Chris Walker (Rob Hollins, Doctors)
SOAP SUPERSTAR OF THE YEAR: Max Bowden (Ben Mitchell, EastEnders)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: Nikki Sanderson (Maxine Minniver, Hollyoaks)
Beaming in snaps, the 44-year-old paired the ruffled gown with some silver sparkly heels.
Meanwhile Heather wore a stylish khaki zigzag print suit with a black sheer shirt underneath.
The 48-year-old showed off her fantastic physique as she flashed her torso, completing the look with a pair of white trainers.
Speaking to Digital Spy back in June, Heather revealed that the pair have a very close relationship away from the world of Walford.
Talking about their powerful storyline she said: ‘The longer you work together as well, there’s things that you just become more comfortable with. It’s like a dance routine where you know where each other is going to go.’
During the night EastEnders’ tragic Lola Pearce cancer storyline was widely recognised, with star Danielle Harold taking home the Best Actress prize.
She beat a host of esteemed names to the award, including the likes of Coronation Street’s Charlotte Jordan and Maureen Lipman, Hollyoaks’ Jennifer Metcalfe and Emmerdale’s Emma Atkins.
Danielle also beat her co-stars Diane Parish, who plays Denise Fox, and Shona McGarty, who portrays Whitney Dean, to take home the esteemed award.
Gorgeous: Balvinder looked gorgeous as she donned a blue and navy floaty dress with white spots
Stylish: Heather wore a stylish khaki zigzag print suit with a black sheer shirt underneath
Danielle’s character Lola Pearce died in emotional scenes after sadly losing her battle with terminal brain cancer earlier this year.
The heartbreaking storyline was dubbed the ‘saddest ever’ exit by fans, and saw Danielle win Best Leading Performer the British Soap Awards, before her Inside Soap Awards success.
The storyline was further lauded at Monday’s ceremony as it also scooped up the Best Storyline gong in another huge victory for Danielle’s heart-wrenching exit.
In another huge success, Jamie Borthwick, who portrays Lola’s widower Jay Brown, took home the sought-after Best Actor prize.
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