Following  JOHN MIDDLETON’S beautifully dramatic exit from Emmerdale, John, and the show alike, have gone on to win an unprecedented number of awards at the National Television Awards, BAFTA Television Awards, Royal Television Awards and the British Soap Awards.

At the British Soap Awards, there was rapturous recognition for John’s work where he took the awards for Best Actor, Best Male Dramatic Performance, Best Single Episode (Ashley’s Point of View) and Best Storyline (for Ashley’s Dementia).  Emmerdale also took home the prestigious gong of Best Soap.


Duncan Lindsay – Metro:   “John Middleton has proven himself as one of the UK’s best actors”

David Brown – Radio Times:   “It’s been a moving and tender triumph”

Rachel Ward – The Telegraph:   “A shining example of the power of soaps in depicting social issues”

Ruth Langsford – This Morning:   “You and the Emmerdale producers have absolutely done this proud, from all the families you really have done a fantastic job with promoting awareness”