British Soap Awards viewers cringe over Victoria Derbyshire's microphone mishap

Victoria Derbyshire fell victim to an awkward mishap at the British Soap Awards – and viewers at home were loving it.

The TV presenter took to the stage, at the Lowry Theatre in Manchester, to present the Best Storyline gong.

She rocked a pink dress on the night – with a sparkly, long-sleeved sheer top, complete with a full skit

However, the 50-year-old was positioned slightly awkwardly at the lectern, with two microphones placed just in front of her breasts.

And fans watching on TV found the whole thing hilarious.

Flocking to Twitter, one joked: ‘And the #britishsoapawards for Best Mic placement goes to Victoria Derbyshire #itv #victoriaderbyshire.’

While another said: ‘Awkward mic placement on #TheBritishSoapAwards #TheSoapAwards #VictoriaDerbyshire (•)(•).’

‘Victoria Derbyshire and inappropriate lectern mic positioning on #soapawards @ITV,’ a viewer commented,

While a social media user added: ‘Victoria Derbyshire looks stunning in that gorgeous gown on the #SoapAwards2019 – tho those microphones look like a pair of strippers’ nipple tassles.’

Victoria didn’t seem fazed by the whole thing, as she presented the Best Storyline gong to Coronation Street’s Shayne Ward, following Aidan Connor’s harrowing male suicide plot.

The 34-year-old broke down as he accepted his award – his third of the night – while urging more men to speak up about their mental health and depression.

‘What can I say other than thank you so much. I was not expecting this, in fact, I wasn’t even meant to be coming here tonight. So thank you to the Coronation Street team for picking up the phone and asking me to come,’ the X Factor winner told the crowd.

‘It’s amazing. As we always say it’s a collective, it is never a solo story.

‘It was told with so much heart. We told it with so much truth. The impact that suicide has, it’s an ongoing thing and us guys don’t talk enough. We say it all the time, “It’s a little bit of banter”.

‘Behind those closed doors is the tears of a clown. You need to start talking. You really do.’

Shayne’s character took his own life in the ITV soap, in emotional scenes which aired earlier this year.

The storyline worked to highlight the tragic increase of male suicide and has been praised by many.

‘Now we use this platform to try and tackle this taboo, he added. I want to thank every single person at Coronation Street.

‘It was an absolute joy to play Aidan Connor and let’s just keep tackling this taboo of suicide.’

Elsewhere on the night, Hollyoaks took home the Best Soap award, while EastEnders’ Kara-Leah Fernandes won Best Young Actor and On-Screen Partnership.

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