Singer Jane McDonald Selected as Host for British Soap Awards, Replacing Phillip Schofield

Singer Jane McDonald Selected as Host for British Soap Awards, Replacing Phillip Schofield

…By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media.

It has been announced that Jane McDonald, the renowned singer, will be taking over from Phillip Schofield as the host of the British Soap Awards.


This decision comes in the wake of the recent controversy surrounding Phillip’s departure from ITV.

Jane, a self-confessed fan of soap operas, expressed her excitement at landing the role, stating that it is a dream come true for her.

She eagerly looks forward to celebrating the hard work of the soap nominees at the awards ceremony, which is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 and will be televised on ITV1.

The event will feature the five biggest British soaps—Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale, and Hollyoaks—competing for recognition of their achievements over the past year.

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Jane McDonald’s Path to Fame

Jane McDonald rose to fame after appearing as a singer on the BBC series The Cruise in 1998.

The same year, she released her self-titled debut album, which achieved tremendous success by topping the UK Album Charts.


Subsequently, Jane engaged in various television projects, most notably as a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women from 2004 to 2014.

She gained further popularity as the host of the Channel 5 travel show Cruising with… Jane McDonald, which ran for eight series and won the BAFTA Award for Best Feature in 2018.

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Earlier this year, Jane worked on another travel series titled On Safari with Jane McDonald, aired on Channel 5.

Jane McDonald’s Marriages and Personal Life

Jane McDonald has been married twice.

Her first marriage was to a man named Paul, which lasted from 1986 to 1987.

In 1998, she married Danish manager Henrik Brixen, but their marriage ended in divorce in 2002.

Jane later became engaged to Eddie Rothe, a former drummer from the 1960s band The Searchers, on Christmas Eve 2008.

Eddie and Jane had previously dated for a few months in 1980 when Jane was just 17, before rekindling their relationship in 2008.


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Tragically, Eddie passed away in 2021 after battling lung cancer.

Jane expressed her deep sadness and gratitude for the support received during this difficult time.

Jane McDonald’s Net Worth

It is estimated that Jane McDonald’s net worth is approximately £4.5 million.

Her hosting of the British Soap Awards will be one of her many accomplishments in the entertainment industry.

Tune in to ITV1 and ITVX on Tuesday, June 6 at 8pm to watch Jane as she takes on the role of host for this prestigious event.


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