Julia Goulding revealed that she was pregnant with her second baby as she walked the red carpet at Saturday’s 2022 British Soap Awards.

The Coronation Street actress looked radiant at the bash, which was held at London’s Hackney Empire.

This 37-year-old beauty wore a black velvet dress that hugged her figure, with a bardot neckline, and swirl lines. 

Congrats! Julia Goulding has revealed she is pregnant with her second child as she debuted her growing bump at the 2022 British Soap Awards' red carpet on Saturday

Congrats! Julia Goulding revealed that she was pregnant with her second baby as she walked the red carpet at Saturday’s 2022 British Soap Awards.

This floor-length gown was worn with heels that are open to the feet.

As she carried her baby bump, the brunette had two of her long dark hairs trimmed in a braid to frame her face. 

Julia was bold with her makeup, opting for a bold red lip to make her green eyes stand out.

Gorgeous: The beauty donned a figure-hugging black velvet gown, which featured a bardot neckline and a swirl line design

Beautiful: This beauty wore a black velvet dress that hugged her figure, with a bardot neckline. It also featured swirl lines.

Classic: She paired the floor-length number with open-toed heels, keeping accessories to a minimum as she sported a pair of dainty drop earrings

The classic: This floor-length dress was paired with open-toed shoes. She also wore a pair of delicate drop earrings to keep accessories down.

Julia Silver and Ben Silver welcomed Franklin Wolf Silver in 2019, their first child.

As she was set to become mother for the second year, the actress looked radiant as her smile lit up at the occasion. 

The star plays Shona Platt in Coronation Street, with the show hoping to scoop up some awards at the bash – as they battle it out with Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks within 14 categories.

Supportive: Cradling her baby bump, the brunette had her dark locks swept away in a bun, with two pieces left down to frame her face

Bold: Julia went bold for her makeup look with a bright red lip, making her green eyes pop as she beamed for snaps on the carpet

The brunette was supportive: With her baby bump in tow, she had her hair styled with two layers of dark curls, and her eyes framed by the top.


The British Soap Awards returned live to ITV for the first time in two years after the 2020 and 2021 ceremonies were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

ITV replaced it with a special 60-minute program entitled “The British Soap Awards Celebrations 21 Years”, which was broadcast by ITV. Phillip Schofield, the long-running host, presented the show.

Phillip (60), host of the soap, was greeted by a multitude of soap actors to London’s Hackney empire, where they fought it out for prizes in 14 categories.

They were either selected by experts judges, or the public. The award winners could be voted for in three categories: Best British Soap; Best Leading Performer; and Best Family.

Meanwhile, it was reported earlier this year that The British Soap Awards opted to axe the male and female categories.

The new Best Leading Performance award was created instead of Best Actor/Actress. Stars from British soaps are vying for this prize. 

The Brits have scrapped gender categorizations in this year’s music, and Adele won Artist of The Year over Ed Sheeran. 

The past winners of this award were Lucy Pargeter, who plays Chas Dingle on Emmerdale, Lucy Fallon, who plays Bethany Platt on Coronation Street and Charlotte Bellamy, which plays Laurel Thomas (Emmerdale).

The award for the most sexiest male and female, as voted by the general public, was eliminated in 2015.

Happy: Set to become a mother for the second time, the actress appeared in high spirits as she beamed at the event

Happy: She is about to have her second child. The actress looked happy as she smiled at the event

Over the last year, five of the most popular soaps — Coronation Street (EastEnders), Emmerdale, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Doctors) fought for recognition. 

After a year filled with drama, it was clear that the competition was fierce.

Emmerdale won the prize for Best Soap, and serial killer Meena Jitla’s terror-inducing stories led to Emmerdale winning.

This soap, which is based in Leeds, also won the Dramatic Performance and Leading Performer prizes for Paige Sandhu and Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle).

After Andy Devine’s death, the Dingles won Best Family. A special tribute was paid to Shadrach Dingle by The Dingles. 

EastEnders was also awarded four awards, Letitia Dean of soap fame being the proud recipient this year’s Outstanding Achievement for almost 40 years as Sharon Watts.

Parents: Julia and her husband Ben Silver previously welcomed their first child, named Franklin Wolf Silver, in 2019 (Julia and Ben pictured in 2017)

Parents: Julia Silver and Ben Silver welcomed Franklin Wolf Silver in 2019, their first child. (Julia & Ben were pictured in 2017).

Gillian Wright (EastEnders) and Lacey Turner, Jean and Stacey Slater’s EastEnders star(s), fought stiff competition to be the best on-screen couple. 

The Comedy Performer prize was won by Tameka Emson (aka Kim Fox), while Ross Boatman received the Newcomer award in recognition of his portrayal as Harvey Monroe. 

Coronation Street ended up with three prizes on the night, with their gongs including Best Villain for Maximus Evans (Corey Brent) and Young Performer for Millie Gibson (Kelly Neelan) – both of whom were involved in the soap’s harrowing hate crime storyline.

The Tony Warren Award, which was presented to Jan McVerry (Coronation Street scriptwriter) for her tireless service, was also awarded for ITV’s soap.

Hollyoaks kicked off the win celebrations with Misbah Maalik’s historical rape winning the Best Storyline award – the first of the evening.

Harvey won twice as Harvey also won Scene of the Year for Misbah Didn’t Consent Episode. 

He's back! This year, host Phillip Schofield, 60, welcomed a plethora of soap stars to London's Hackney Empire, where they'll battle it out to scoop prizes in 14 categories

He’s back! Phillip Schofield (60), host of The Soap Stars, has returned to London’s Hackney Empire to compete for prizes in fourteen categories.

Doctors won a prize, surprising many with their victory over stiff competition for the single episode of Three Consultations and Funeral. 

Neighbours viewers were left “absolutely broke” and in tears when the British Soap Awards paid respect to the show’s cancellation.

There was no dry eye thanks to In Memoriam, which honored soap legends who have died. This included EastEnders icons Barbara Windsor and June Brown. Both received enormous cheers from their audience. 


British Soap

Coronation Street 



Emmerdale WINNER


The Leading Performer 

Sally Carman (Abi Webster) – Coronation Street

Gillian Wright (Jean Slater) – EastEnders

Linda Henry (Shirley Carter) – EastEnders

Paige Sandhu (Meena Jutla) – Emmerdale WINNER

Emmerdale – Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle).


The Alahans – Coronation Street

The Carters – EastEnders

The Dingles – Emmerdale –WINNER

Hollyoaks, The McQueens

Coronation Street: Sally Carman as Abi Webster

Coronation Street Sally Carman and Abi Webster


Maximus Evans (Corey Brent) – Coronation Street WINNER

Laura White (Dr Princess Buchanan) – Doctors

Toby-Alexander Smith (Gray Atkins) – EastEnders

Paige Sandhu (Meena Jutla) – Emmerdale

Rhiannon (Summer Ranger), Hollyoaks

Coronation Street: Maximus Evans as Corey Brent

Coronation Street Maximus Evans is Corey Brent


Jane Hazelgrove (Bernie Winter) – Coronation Street

Sarah Moyle (Valerie Pitman) – Doctors

Tameka Empson (Kim Fox) – EastEnders WINNER

Lisa Riley (Mandy Dingle) – Emmerdale

Chelsee Healey (Goldie McQueen) – Hollyoaks

A newcomer 

Paddy Bever (Max Turner) – Coronation Street

Ross McLaren (Luca McIntyre) – Doctors

Ross Boatman (Harvey Monroe) – EastEnders – WINNER

Darcy Grey (Marcus Dean) – Emmerdale

Matthew James Biley (Ethan Williams), Hollyoaks

Hollyoaks: Chelsee Healey as Goldie McQueen

Hollyoaks: Chelsee Healey as Goldie McQueen

The Best Storyline 

Coronation Street – Hate Crime

St Phil’s Hospital: Doctors Bear and Bear encounter racism

Jean’s Bipolar: EastEnders

Emmerdale – Meena Serial Killer

Hollyoaks: Misbah’s Historic Rape WINNER

A Single Episode 

Coronation Street – Flashback

Doctors – Three Consultations and a Funeral WINNER

EastEnders – Jean in Southend

Emmerdale – Marlon’s stroke

Hollyoaks – Out of Time

Emmerdale: Mark Charnock as Marlon Dingle

Emmerdale: Mark Charnock as Marlon Dingle 

Dramatic Performance 

Sally Carman (Abi Webster) – Coronation Street

Dex Lee (Bear Sylvester) – Doctors

Gillian Wright (Jean Slater) – EastEnders

Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle) – Emmerdale – WINNER

Harvey Virdi (Misbah Maalik) – Hollyoaks

Partnership on-screen  

David Neilson & Mollie Gallagher (Roy Cropper & Nina Lucas) – Coronation Street

Chris Walker & Jan Pearson (Rob Hollins & Karen Hollins) – Doctors

Lacey Turner & Gillian Wright (Stacey Slater and Jean Slater) – EastEnders – WINNER

Isobel Steele & Bradley Johnson (Liv Flaherty & Vinny Dingle) – Emmerdale

Anna Passey & Kieron Richardson (Sienna Blake & Ste Hay) – Hollyoaks

EastEnders: Gillian Wright as Jean Slater

EastEnders: Gillian Wright as Jean Slater

Young performer 

Millie Gibson (Kelly Neelan) – Coronation Street –WINNER

Sonny Kendall (Tommy Moon) – EastEnders

Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor) – Emmerdale

Jayden Fox (Bobby Costello) – Hollyoaks

Scene of The Year 

Coronation Street – Johnny’s Death

Doctors – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

EastEnders – Hall of Mirrors

Emmerdale – Bridge Collapse

Hollyoaks – Misbah Didn’t Consent – WINNER     

Letitia Dean, EastEnders’ legend for portraying Sharon Watts, was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award

 The Tony Warren Award went to Coronation Street scriptwriter Jan McVerry