Lucy Fallon wins Best Serial Drama performance at the National Television Awards

Barbara Knox, Danny Miller and Lacey Turner were all in the running for their soap performances

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Lucy Fallon has taken home the prize for Best Serial Drama Performance at the National Television Awards 2018.

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The Coronation Street star triumphed over fellow Weatherfield resident Barbara Knox, EastEnders’ Lacey Turner, and Emmerdale’s Danny Miller in a fiercely-fought category, which reflected a sizzling year for British soaps.

This is the first National Television Award for Fallon, who wowed viewers and critics alike with her nuanced performance as Sarah-Louise Platt’s teenage daughter, Bethany, during a dark sex abuse and grooming storyline in 2017. The schoolgirl finally saw her abuser, Nathan, sentenced to time in prison for his actions and disappeared from the street for a few months, returning home just in time to strike up a new romance with her dear friend Craig Tinker.

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The National Television Awards – the only TV ceremony decided by the voting public – were hosted by Dermot O’Leary and took place at London’s O2 arena.