One of many UK TV trade calendar’s greatest nights, the British Cleaning soap Awards, will return this June after a two-year hiatus.
ITV, who hosts the Awards – to be hosted by ITV presenter Philip Schofield from London’s Hackney Empire – has introduced that the ceremony will comply with within the footsteps of the BRIT Awards and different ceremonies in making its trophies gender-neutral.
As a substitute of awarding Finest Actor and Finest Actress, stars from the soaps together with EastEnders, Coronation Avenue, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks will all be within the operating for one award, Finest Main Performer.
That is one in every of three classes voted for by viewers, amongst 14 trophies being handed out on the night time.
This yr noticed the BRIT Awards, offered to music stars by the British Phonographic Trade, scrap gender classifications for the primary time, with Adele beating different artists together with Ed Sheeran to Artist of the 12 months.