Owen Warner nearly burst into tears when Stephanie Davis jokingly told him she hadn't been shortlisted for the British Soap Awards.
The 26-year-old actress is up for Best Actress at the upcoming awards show for her role as Sinead Shelby in the Channel 4 soap, and she couldn't resist making a little joke to her boyfriend and co-star Owen, who plays Romeo Quinn.
She said: "Owen was the first person I told.
"I told him I didn't get shortlisted, and he looked like he was going to cry for me.
"He was so gutted, so I told him I was joking.
"He was made up, it was like he got shortlisted, too."
After "Hollyoaks" exec producer Bryan Kirkwood had told her about the nomination, Steph headed to the toilet and "screamed the place down" in celebration.
She added: "I couldn't believe it. Bryan Kirkwood called me, and I was in work at the time.
"I went in the toilet and screamed the place down.
"I was made up, I couldn't believe it.
"It took a few days for it to sink in."
While Steph couldn't resist a little quip about her nominations success, she thought it was "a joke" when she was told she had received the nod.
Steph - who returned to "Hollyoaks" in October last year following a stint in rehab to overcome her alcohol issues - recently wrote on Instagram Stories: "THANKYOUUUUUUUU!!!! To everyone who voted for me!!!! Is this a joke?? Is this even reall???? Cannot beleive I've been shortlisted for BEST ACTRESS! From where I was a year ago to now - I haven't got the words!!!!!!!!!! I love you all!!
"Thankyou so so much for all your support your all friging amazing!!!!!
"And well done to lauren and Gregg !!! hollyoaks well and truly smashing it! (sic)"