British Soap Awards 2023 confirms airdate as Phillip Schofield returns to screens

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The British Soap Awards will return for its 2023 ceremony next month, marking Phillip Schofield's return to screens after he stepped down as co-host of This Morning.

ITV has confirmed a two-hour slot for the pre-recorded ceremony, which is due to air Tuesday, June 6 at 8pm.

The event will once again be hosted by Schofield, and see Emmerdale, EastEnders, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Doctors compete for the title of Best British Soap. Other categories include Scene of the Year and Best Storyline.

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The public-voting categories, which close on June 2 at 5pm, include Best Leading Performer, Best Villain, Best Young Performer and Best British Soap, while the rest of the categories are voted for by a panel.

The winners of the Outstanding Achievement prize and Tony Warren award will also be announced on the night. You can read the full list of nominees here.

Last week, it was announced that Schofield had stepped down from presenting This Morning with immediate effect, following rumours of a feud between him and co-host Holly Willoughby.

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"I have always been proud to cover fascinating stories on This Morning. But recently, This Morning itself has become the story," he said in a statement.

"Throughout my career in TV – including the very difficult last few days – I have always done my best to be honourable and kind. I understand that ITV has decided the current situation can't go on, and I want to do what I can to protect the show that I love.

Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary hosted Monday's (May 22) instalment of the daytime talk show and paid tribute to Schofield, calling him "one of the best live television broadcasters this country has ever had".

The British Soap Awards 2023 will air on ITV on June 6 at 8pm.

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