EastEnders fans praise ‘best soap actress’ Angela Wynter and hope for award nomination

EastEnders fans praise ‘best soap actress’ Angela Wynter and hope for award nomination

Yolande Truman’s (Angela Wynter) devastating abuse by Pastor Clayton (Howard Saddler) has stuck a chord with EastEnders fans, who have poured praise onto the actress.

Yolande suffered a terrifying ordeal when she was sexually assaulted by Pastor Clayton, and recent episodes have seen her open up about what she went through.

Unfortunately, her hopes of bringing the Pastor to justice were dashed when she was hit with the devastating news that there wasn’t enough evidence to charge him.

Denise talks to Yolande who is looking worried in EastEnders
However, an unexpected visit from Levi (Mark Akintimehin) brings hope that Pastor Clayton might get his comeuppance if his victims fight back.



The latest developments in the storyline see Yolande meet with Delia, who had previously accused Pastor Clayton of a similar crime.

Yolande’s impassioned plea for help bringing the Pastor to justice roused EastEnders viewers, and many have been quick to shower actress Angela Wynter with praise for her performance.

On X (formerly Twitter), @mattFarris said ‘I’ve run out of words to describe how amazing Angela Wynter’s performances on this show are. This is pure soap opera gold.’

@MitchellWebb85 agreed, saying: ‘Angela Wynter is one of/if not the best soap actresses right now, she is heartbreaking to watch’

Yolande and Patrick sat next to each other on EastEnders.
Patrick has been there to support Yolande (Picture: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)
Another fan said Angela ‘knocked it out the park’ with her latest performance, while others called it ‘powerful’, ‘outstanding’ and ‘incredible’.

Viewers have been so impressed, in fact, that several have called for Angela to win an award.

@helsby2022 took a strong stance, writing: ‘Phenomenal acting from Angela, if she doesn’t win best actress at the soap awards then eastenders needs to be boycotted’.Yolande Trueman (Angela Wynter) sits alone in the police interview room in EastEnders

Yolande outside the community centre in EastEnders
Angela Wynter has been an EastEnders cast member since 2003 (Picture: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)
Meanwhile, on Reddit, Lnwildeagle85 shared, ‘Angela Wynter (Yolande) has blown me away over the last month or so, showing just how brilliant she is.’

They added: ‘Once the Inside Soap Awards nominations are released next month, Angela will get my vote as Best Actress and I hope Angela Wynter & Rudolph Walker (Patrick) will be nominated for Best Partnership and Single Episode.’

User Content-Sun2422 agreed, writing: ‘She is an amazing actor – I love her scenes with Patrick. She deserves all the accolades. And the storyline is an important one, and they seem to be taking the time to do it right.’

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And they’re not the only fans invested in Yolande’s storyline, as many viewers have shared their own feelings about the latest developments.

X user @moonvic76 wrote: ‘Most women don’t get to meet a fellow victim, we occasionally meet a kindred spirit [though] who gets what happened… We need to stand strong against these abusers and weaken their grip becoming stronger and never letting them rule us from their weakness!’

Could Pastor Clayton be brought to justice once and for all?


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