This Morning star shares chaotic Soap Awards journey as taxi engine ‘explodes’

This Morning star Sharon Marshall's journey to the British Soap Awards got off to a chaotic start when her taxi's engine exploded.

The soap expert, 51, was on her way to The Lowry in Salford with her partner, Paul Fletcher, when disaster struck and she was forced to help push the vehicle in her awards outfit.

Taking to Twitter, she told her followers: "Taxi car engine just exploded. Now pushing the poor driver and his broken cab up Salford quays in my ballgown if anyone drives past and can help!"

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She tweeted once again not long after, writing: "Ok, arriving on foot, slightly oily hands.."

Despite the rocky start, the couple managed to make it to the glittering event on time.

Sharing a snap sat in their seats waiting for the awards to begin, Sharon wrote "made it" followed by a laughing face emoji.

Coronation Street triumphed at the awards, with the cast and crew walking away from the star-studded ceremony with six gongs under their belt.

The ITV programme won the award for Best Single Episode, Scene of the Year, Best Dramatic Performance, Best Comedy Performer, Best Newcomer and Best Family.

The acid attack storyline involving Daisy Midgeley (Charlotte Jordan), Ryan Connor (Ryan Prescott) and Justin Rutherford (Andrew Still) won two awards.

For the first time since 2006, Phillip Schofield didn't present the annual event to his recent affair scandal.

The prestigious gig was passed over to former Loose Women star and soap mega fan Jane McDonald, who branded it a "dream come true".

Taking to Instagram after the news was announced, the 60-year-old exclaimed: "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."

She added: "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!"

The 2023 British Soap Awards airs Tuesday June 6 at 8pm on ITV.

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