National Television Awards: Hollyoaks star and former Bishop's Stortford schoolboy Billy Price in last four with EastEnders' Danny Dyer and Coronation Street duo
Bishop’s Stortford soap star Billy Price is looking forward to the biggest night of his life after making it through to the final four nominees for a prestigious National Television Award.
The 21-year-old former Northgate primary and Bishop’s Stortford High School student's powerful performance as troubled Sid Sumner in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks has earned him a spot against Danny Dyer (Mick Carter) from BBC One’s EastEnders and ITV’s Coronation Street duo Sally Carman and Mollie Gallagher, who play Abi Franklin and Nina Lucas respectively.
The quartet are the viewers’ favourites after beating 21 other stars in a public vote for Best Serial Drama Performance.
The ultimate winner will be revealed live at the O2 London arena on Thursday September 9 as part of a glittering televised awards ceremony hosted by Joel Dommett, after a further public vote.
That means Billy is looking to his home town to repeat the online support he believes has been critical to his success so far and he thanked the Indie for spotlighting his nomination.
He said: “I’m so thrilled... Feeling so lucky and fortunate. It wouldn’t be possible without everyone who voted and supported me since the get go… I just want to bring the award home for everyone.”
Billy joined Hollyoaks, Channel 4’s long-running soap set in a fictional Chester suburb, in 2019 and was soon promoted to a show regular with a major story planned for 2020, just as the coronavirus pandemic struck.
Over more than 100 episodes, his character has been at the heart of hard-hitting plots exploring racism, right-wing radicalisation and county lines drug-dealing, culminating in his apparent death and then a devastating accident that led to partial amputation of a leg.
To vote for Billy, see www.nationaltvawards.com/vote.