Joan presented The Best Soap Award to the cast of Emmerdale at The British Soap Awards 2016 which was held at The Hackney Empire in London on Saturday May 28th 2016.. The show can be seen on Sunday 29th May on ITV1 & UTV Ireland at 8.00pm .
Joan told the audience –
” It is a real, real honour to be here because having worked on a few soaps myself, I really know not only how hard you work, but how truly talented you all are.
And I also know how difficult it is to be able to turn on the waterworks at the drop of a hat, and most of you do that so brilliantly, so it’s really, really impressive. ”