Jennifer Metcalfe showcased her incredible physique in a form-fitting black ensemble as she graced The British Soap Awards 2023 red carpet at The Lowry in Salford on Saturday evening.

The Hollyoaks actress, 39, slipped into a racy black bandeau top and skintight black trousers as she posed up a storm at the star-studded soap bash.

Jennifer, who portrays Mercedes McQueen in the Channel 4 soap, displayed her décolletage and showed a glimpse of her toned midriff in the barely-there top which was teamed with a gold chain necklace.

The TV star added pointed heels and additional gold jewellery to her chic look, while ditching her handbag for the red carpet.

Her brunette locks were swept into a simple up do’ and she added a pop of colour to her look with pink lip-gloss.

Fab: Jennifer Metcalfe showcased her incredible physique in a form-fitting black ensemble as she graced The British Soap Awards 2023 red carpet at The Lowry in Salford on Saturday evening

Flaunt: The Hollyoaks actress, 39, slipped into a racy black bandeau top and skintight black trousers as she posed up a storm at the star-studded soap bash

Flaunt: The Hollyoaks actress, 39, slipped into a racy black bandeau top and skintight black trousers as she posed up a storm at the star-studded soap bash

Jennifer was in good company on the night as she posed alongside her Hollyoaks co-stars Chelsee Healy and Jorgie Porter. 

This year’s British Soap Awards is hosted by Jane McDonald, who was drafted in as a last minute replacement for long-time host Phillip Schofield.

Operatic singer and cruise ship favourite Jane, 60, was revealed as Phillip’s replacement on Thursday after he quit ITV and was dropped by his talent agency YMU after admitting to an affair with a young male This Morning colleague.

He confessed to having the ‘unwise but not illegal’ relationship with a man during his marriage to Stephanie Lowe, and previously denied the affair when asked about it by his agent.

The presenter, 61, confirmed in a statement last week that he has stepped down from all his ITV jobs, including the ceremony. 

And amid news Jane was taking the helm, fans hailed the star as the ‘perfect choice’ to front the ceremony, which takes place at The Lowry in Salford, Greater Manchester.

Ahead of hosting the awards, Jane said: ‘Oh my god…..everyone knows how much I LOVE my soaps, this year I’ve been honoured to be mentioned in Corrie, EastEnders and Emmerdale, so this is just a dream come true. 

‘I can’t wait to see all our wonderful soap nominees and celebrate all their hard work with them – roll on the awards, I can’t wait!’

McQueen dream: Jennifer was in good company on the night as she posed alongside her Hollyoaks co-stars Chelsee Healy and Jorgie Porter

McQueen dream: Jennifer was in good company on the night as she posed alongside her Hollyoaks co-stars Chelsee Healy and Jorgie Porter

Racy: Jennifer displayed her décolletage and showed a glimpse of her toned midriff in the barely-there top which was teamed with a gold chain necklace (pictured with Chelsee Healey)

Racy: Jennifer displayed her décolletage and showed a glimpse of her toned midriff in the barely-there top which was teamed with a gold chain necklace (pictured with Chelsee Healey)

Glam: Her brunette locks were swept into a simple up do' and she added a pop of colour to her look with pink lip-gloss

Glam: Her brunette locks were swept into a simple up do’ and she added a pop of colour to her look with pink lip-gloss

Pals: Jennifer was seen sharing a giggle with pal Chelsee at the star-studded awards ceremony

Pals: Jennifer was seen sharing a giggle with pal Chelsee at the star-studded awards ceremony

Pose: Jennifer, Jorgie and Chelsee posed together at the event

Pose: Jennifer, Jorgie and Chelsee posed together at the event

Gorgeous: The ladies dressed to impress at the soap event, in which Hollyoaks is up for Best British Soap

Gorgeous: The ladies dressed to impress at the soap event, in which Hollyoaks is up for Best British Soap

Work it: The Hollyoaks stars were on fine form on the red carpet

Work it: The Hollyoaks stars were on fine form on the red carpet

Meanwhile, the five biggest soaps – Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – will be battling it out to win recognition for their work over the past year.

The great and good of the soap world will be hitting the red carpet for the most star-studded and glamorous event in the soap calendar, which airs on TV on Tuesday.

And after a sensational year of exhilarating drama, shocking scandals and action-packed stunts, it will be a closely fought contest as to who will walk away with a coveted gong.

Among the nominees this year are Charlotte Jordan (Coronation Street), Chris Walker (Doctors), Danielle Harold (EastEnders), Jeff Hordley (Emmerdale) and Nikki Sanderson (Hollyoaks) for Best Dramatic Performance.

Host with the most: This year's British Soap Awards is hosted by Jane McDonald, who was drafted in as a last minute replacement for long-time host Phillip Schofield

Host with the most: This year’s British Soap Awards is hosted by Jane McDonald, who was drafted in as a last minute replacement for long-time host Phillip Schofield

Stepped down: Jane, 60, was revealed as Phillip's replacement after he quit ITV and was dropped by his talent agency YMU after admitting to an affair with a young male This Morning colleague

Stepped down: Jane, 60, was revealed as Phillip’s replacement after he quit ITV and was dropped by his talent agency YMU after admitting to an affair with a young male This Morning colleague

While the likes of Todd Boyce (Coronation Street), Laura White (Doctors), Aaron Thiara (EastEnders), Michael Wildman (Emmerdale) and Angus Castle-Doughty (Hollyoaks) will fight it out for Villain of the Year.

Meanwhile, it’s been a stellar year for storylines in the soaps, with plots to tug at the heartstrings, get people talking and leave viewers yelling at their screens with both frustration and excitement.

Among the plots for Best Storyline are Loving And Losing Lola for EastEnders, Paddy’s Suicide Attempt for Emmerdale and Incel Eric Targets Mason And Maxine for Hollyoaks.

While Scene Of The Year contenders include Acid Attack for Coronation Street, Hell Is Empty for Doctors and Whitney and Zack Say Goodbye To Peach for EastEnders.

They did it! All the top five soaps will most certainly be vying for the big prize - Best British Soap - which was last year won by Emmerdale (pictured in 2022)

They did it! All the top five soaps will most certainly be vying for the big prize – Best British Soap – which was last year won by Emmerdale (pictured in 2022)

Best Single Episode is also up for grabs with the likes of EastEnders’ Goodbye Dot, Emmerdale’s All Male Man Club and Hollyoaks’ The Long Walk Home in contention.

Stars from the soaps will also face each other for prizes including Best Young Performer, Best Family, Best Comedy Performance, Best On-Screen Partnership and Best Newcomer. 

While all the top five soaps will most certainly be vying for the big prize – Best British Soap – which was last year won by Emmerdale. 

The winners of the Outstanding Achievement Prize and the Tony Warren Award will be announced on the night.

The British Soap Awards airs on television on which airs on Tuesday 6 June at 8pm on ITV1 and ITVX. 

Post source: Trending Today London

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