Anne Kirkbride Receives British Soap Award Nomination For Infamous Deirdre Barlow Trifle-Throwing Scene

Anne Receives Posthumous Soap Award Nomination

Anne Kirkbride has been nominated for a posthumous British Soap Award.


The actress played Deirdre Barlow in ‘Coronation Street’ for over 40 years, until her death at the age of 60, last year.

Her final scene as Deirdre wasn’t an especially serious one, but it was typical of the beloved soap character, seeing her angrily throw a trifle at the wall before running off in tears, claiming: “Jelly shouldn’t run. It should wobble.”

Anne Kirkbride

The incident with the trifle pushed Deirdre to breaking point at a tricky time in her personal life, leading the character to take some time away from the cobbles, while in real life Anne was taking a break from the soap.

Deirdre’s outburst has now received a nomination for Best Scene at this year’s British Soap Awards, but she’ll have some stiff competition from the train crash in ‘Hollyoaks’ and the surprise return of Kathy Beale during ‘EastEnders’ live week.

Watch Anne's final scene as Deirdre here:

"We’re proud of all our ‘Coronation Street’ nominees this year."

Check out the full list of nominees for this year’s British Soap Awards - which will take place in Manchester on 16 May - below:

Best British Soap

Coronation Street





Best Actor

Coronation Street - Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald)

Coronation Street - David Neilson (Roy Cropper)

EastEnders - Danny Dyer (Mick Carter)

EastEnders - Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale)

Emmerdale - Michael Parr (Ross Barton)

Best Actress

Coronation Street - Alison King (Carla Connor)

EastEnders - Kellie Bright (Linda Carter)

EastEnders - Laurie Brett (Jane Beale)

Emmerdale - Natalie Anderson (Alicia Metcalfe)

Hollyoaks - Nikki Sanderson (Maxine Minniver)

Villain of the Year

Coronation Street - Sean Ward (Callum Logan)

Doctors - Daniel Schutzmann (Franc Christophe)

EastEnders - John Altman (Nick Cotton)

Emmerdale - Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden)

Hollyoaks - Jeremy Sheffield (Patrick Blake)

Best Comedy Performance

Coronation Street - Sally Dynevor (Sally Webster)

Doctors - Sarah Moyle (Valerie Pitman)

EastEnders - Tameka Empson (Kim Fox-Hubbard)

Emmerdale - Laura Norton (Kerry Wyatt)

Hollyoaks - Fabrizio Santino (David 'Ziggy' Roscoe)

Best Newcomer

Coronation Street - Sean Ward (Callum Logan)

Doctors - Jessica Regan (Niamh Donoghue)

EastEnders - Davood Ghadami (Kush Kazemi)

Emmerdale - Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden)

Hollyoaks - Twinnie-Lee Moore (Porsche McQueen)

Best Storyline

Coronation Street - Steve and Michelle, hearts and minds

Doctors - Kevin and Poppy, underage girlfriend

EastEnders - Who killed Lucy?

Emmerdale - Donna's demise

Hollyoaks - John Paul's rape ordeal

Best Single Episode

Coronation Street - Rob's confession

Doctors - Unfinished business

EastEnders - Episode 5,020, live

Emmerdale - Andy goes to the brink

Hollyoaks - Ste's HIV diagnosis

Best Dramatic Performance

Coronation Street - Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald)

Doctors - Lorna Laidlaw (Mrs Tembe)

EastEnders - Kellie Bright (Linda Carter)

Emmerdale - Natalie Anderson (Alicia Metcalfe)

Hollyoaks - Keith Rice (Finn O'Connor)

Best On-screen Partnership

Coronation Street - Sally Dynevor and Joe Duttine (Sally Webster and Tim Metcalfe)

Doctors - Ian Midlane and Jessica Regan (Al Haskey and Niamh Donoghue)

EastEnders - Laurie Brett and Adam Woodyatt (Jane Beale and Ian Beale)

Emmerdale - Verity Rushworth and Michael Parr (Donna Windsor and Ross Barton)

Hollyoaks - Ellis Hollins and Ruby O'Donnell (Tom Cunningham and Peri Lomax)

Best Young Performance

Coronation Street - Ellie Leach (Faye Windass)

Doctors - Jack Carroll (Peter Harker)

EastEnders - Eliot Carrington (Bobby Beale)

Emmerdale - Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor)

Hollyoaks - Ruby O'Donnell (Peri Lomax)

Scene of the Year

Coronation Street - Deirdre throws the trifle

Doctors - Strictly dancing

EastEnders - Kathy comes home

Emmerdale - Donna's goodbye

Hollyoaks - The train crash

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