The EastEnders and Coronation Street regulars have topped a poll to become serial’s favourite soap dad and mum.

Mick Carter is the UK soap viewers’ favourite father.

Danny Dyer’s EastEnders character Mick Carter has been voted UK’s favourite soap dad. 

The UK’s favourite soap dad is none other than the pub landlord from the East End with 7% of the overall votes in a poll conducted by GalaBingo.com. Always a hit with the ladies, it is unsurprising that women were more than twice as likely as men to vote for Danny Dyer’s character (9% vs 4%).

Mick was also more popular with younger viewers, receiving three times as many votes from 18-24 year olds than from fans over 65 (12% vs 4%). Despite being the longest serving character and appearing in more than 3000 episodes, Albert Square stalwart Ian Beale only received 0.5% of votes.

The UK’s top soap dads

1 – Mick Carter (EastEnders)

2 – Steve McDonald (Coronation Street)

3 – Alfie Moon (EastEnders)

4 -Peter Barlow (Coronation Street)

5 – Kevin Webster (Coronation Street)

When it comes to soap mums, Coronation Street proved popular once again as Eileen Grimshaw took the top spot with Neighbours mum Susan Kennedy, both with 6% of votes.

Mother knows best, Eileen is popular with Gala Bingo players and soap lovers.

The UK’s favourite soap mums

1 – Eileen Grimshaw (Coronation Street)

1 – Susan Kennedy (Neighbours)

3 – Moira Barton (Emmerdale)

4 – Sally Webster (Coronation Street)

5 – Dot Cotton (EastEnders)

As we briefly looked at last week The Duckworths from Coronation Street have been found to be the UK’s favourite soap family, according to further research from GalaBingo.com. Over 2,000 soap-watchers gave insight into the UK’s favourite fictional families, as well as the top soap mums, dads and pets. The Duckworths undoubtedly have stolen the hearts of the UK, chosen by almost one in 10 people (9%), followed by Coronation Street’s the Platts and Emmerdale’s the Dingles with 5%.

With the fictional family walking the famous cobbles of Coronation Street for over 30 years, the Duckworths have really made a splash on the UK’s TV screens. As the nation’s top soap family, they have been through zany misadventures such as Vera posing as a widow to catch Jack on a dating service, as well as more heartfelt moments like when the family took in Tyrone Dobbs after his mother was imprisoned.

Vera, Terry and Jack Duckworth.

The UK’s top 10 soap families

1 – The Duckworths (Coronation Street)

2 – The Platts (Coronation Street)

3 – The Dingles (Emmerdale)

4- The Slaters (EastEnders)

5 – The Barlows (Coronation Street)

6 – The Mitchells (EastEnders)

7 – The Carters (EastEnders)

8 – The McDonalds (Coronation Street)

9 – The Websters (Coronation Street)

10 –The Connors (Coronation Street)

“We are huge fans of Corrie, so we are thrilled that, having laughed and cried with them over the decades, iconic characters like the Duckworths are still loved by the nation.” – Karina Adrian, Head of Brand Marketing at GalaBingo.com

Vera and Jack were regulars down Coronation Street for over 30 years.
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