Every year the nation’s two biggest soaps battle it out to be crowned king at the National Television Awards.
But even though Coronation Street beat EastEnders to win the award for Best Serial Drama on Wednesday night, it was the Walford girls who triumphed on the red carpet.The stars of the BBC soap including Shona McGarty, Jacqueline Jossa and Rachel Bright pulled out all the stops in the style stakes, making the biggest impact of the night.While Corrie stars Michelle Keegan, Brooke Vincent and Shobna Gulati also proved their fashion credentials at the annual TV awards at the O2, it was the girls of E20 who won the style battle.Shona, 21, who plays Whitney in the long-running BBC soap stood out from the rest in a stylish and fashion forward black Henrietta Ludgate gown.
The actress, who is dating former co-star and Dancing On Ice contestant Matt Lapinskas, looked sultry with her jet black hair tied back in a chic knot.But it wasn’t just the EastEnders ladies stealing the show after hunky newcomer David Witts, who plays bad boy Joey Branning.The star picked up the award for best newcomer and as he made his acceptance speech he thanked his girlfriend, who was booed by the audience.Dapper David, who accepted his award in rather less than Cockney drawl, told the wild crowd not to criticise his ‘beautiful’ girlfriend.The clinging black gown was backless, accentuating the star’s slimline figure, kept simple by her minimal SHO London jewellery and accessories.
Going Gothic, Shona added dark, smokey eye make-up and black nail polish to complete her stand-out outfit.Co-star and pal Jacqueline went for a completely different look to Shona, wearing an embroidered organza Bruce Oldfield couture gown, creating a girly and ethereal effect.The 20-year-old showed up with co-star and boyfriend Tony Discipline and couple didn’t spend much time apart as they posed together for pictures.Rachel, who plays Poppy in the hit programme also stood out in a bright blue, boho-style dress and dark red lipstick.Corrie’s Michell also looked glamorous in a floor-length snakeskin dress, while friend and co-star Brooke wore a long, strapless gown. – DailyMail