British Soap Awards- Hollyoaks actress Claire Cooper makes the shortlist

Claire Cooper aka Jacqui in Hollyoaks
Claire Cooper aka Jacqui in Hollyoaks

A former Kettlethorpe High School pupil has made it to the shortlist for the British Soap Awards.

Claire Cooper, who played Jacqui McQueen in Hollyoaks, is in the running for the Best Actress award.

Last week viewers saw her dramatic exit from the Channel 4 soap she has starred in for the past six years.

The shortlist was for the awards was announced today.

This morning she tweeted: “Oh my days! Thank u! Thank u for supporting @Hollyoaks #BSA honoured to b representing the oaks amongst such great actresses-Over the moon!”

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The awards ceremony will take place in May and will be broadcast on ITV.