The battle of the soap stars continues with's Soap Champion contest entering the Wildcard decider phase ahead of tomorrow's Quarter-Finals.


So, if your favourite is still yet to be picked for a coveted Quarter-Final spot, voting for the Wildcard decider is now live and closes at 5pm today.

After fans were given the chance to pick their favourite characters from a list of 28, and then a whittled down list of the top 14 — it's now your chance to vote again.

You can vote for your favourites here, so it's time to show up for your Albert Square serial killers and Corrie crushes.

With big names from the likes of EastEnders, Neighbours, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Home and Away still in the running, the title of Soap Champion 2023 is anybody's at this point.

Marilyn Chambers, Lola Pearce, Mackenzie Hargreaves, Verity Hutchinson, Kelly Neelan, Felicity Newman and Imran Habeeb have one final chance to secure a place in tomorrow's Quarter-Finals – you just need to make sure you vote as soon as possible!

It's all part of the fun as fans have to band together and keep the voting momentum going in order to edge their favourites over the line and into the next round of the competition.

With unlimited votes, no one is safe until the polls close! It's a virtual tug-of-war where only the most dedicated fandom will prevail.

And here's how it works:

Voting in Round 3's head-to-heads is open now and closes again at 5pm, but all is not lost for Round 2 losers as the wildcard decider is also taking place today.

The results will be revealed this evening, with just the winner of each head-to-head getting a pass straight through to the tournament's Semi-Finals.

Friday will be a big day for the last four characters standing as they go toe-to-toe in the Semi-Finals – hoping you'll carry them through to the Grand Final on Monday 27th.

Votes in each round open at 10:30am and close at 5pm the same day, except for the Final, which kick-starts 10:30am Monday 27th and closes 10:30am Tuesday 28th, meaning you have a full 24 hours to have your say.

So round up your fellow fans and get ready to vote, vote, vote!

Want to keep track and get involved? You can join in on social media by following @RadioTimes on Twitter and Instagram, and tweeting along with the hashtag #TVChampion.

And as a reminder, the draw for the Wildcard decider is as follows:

  • Marilyn Chambers
  • Lola Pearce
  • Mackenzie Hargreaves
  • Verity Hutchinson
  • Kelly Neelan
  • Felicity Newman
  • Imran Habeeb

Remember: only one character progresses, so it's vital that you keep clicking that 'Vote' button to make sure your favourite gets through.

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