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Soaplife Logo.jpg
Editor Hellen Gardner
Categories Soap Opera
Frequency Bi-weekly
Circulation 68,121 (ABC Jul – Dec 2013)[1]
Print and digital editions.
First issue June 1999
Company IPC Media (Connect), Time Inc.
Country United Kingdom
Based in London
Language English

Soaplife is a fortnightly UK magazine, released on Tuesday by Time Inc. UK (formerly IPC Media). Its headquarters is in London.[2] Storylines of the shows it covers are from soap operas shown in the United Kingdom and from Australia.

Popular soaps featured are EastEnders, Coronation Street, Doctors, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Neighbours and Home and Away.

History and profile[edit]

In 1999, the magazine was first launched[2] just for one issue to print pictures from The British Soap Awards as sister TV listings magazine, What's on TV did not have enough space to print all the backstage pictures. Its selling figures were impressive and a second issue came out shortly afterwards. Since the late 1990s, Soaplife has made 145 issues and is the second biggest selling soap opera magazine, behind weekly Inside Soap.

Edited by Hellen Gardner, it offers backstage news and gossip from GMTV's Tina Baker, advanced storyline hot plots, readers' views and competitions.

Soaplife belongs to IPC Media's family of television magazines (now Time Inc. UK), which form the sub-group TX. This includes What's on TV, TV Easy and TV & Satellite Week and TV Times.


  1. ^ "ABC Certificates and Reports: Soaplife". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Caroline Taggart (30 June 2010). Writer's Market 2010: Make Money Writing. F+W Media. p. 680. ISBN 978-0-7153-3529-1. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 

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