Simon tells TV Times: "I love playing Steve and it’s always nice to know that the viewers enjoy watching him and have taken the time to vote for me."
"It’s been a difficult year for Steve and what he has gone through does seem to have resonated with many people. I felt a real sense of responsibility playing that storyline so it is encouraging to know it has touched so many people."
Sean Ward, who played Callum Logan, won the reader vote in the Favourite Newcomer category.
“It’s the best thing!” he said. “I’ve been up for quite a few awards this year, and just getting nominated is more than enough. So to find out I’ve won means the world to me. The last award I got was when I worked in a bar, and that was for always being late!”
You can see all the winners and pictures here.
Deirdre: A Life on Coronation Street - official ITV tribute to a soap icon. Available here.
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