‘Emmerdale’ was the big winner at Monday night’s Inside Soap Awards, when - for only the second time in TV history - the ITV show took the highly-coveted Best Soap prize.
‘Emmerdale’ has gone from strength-to-strength during the last 12 months, and the soap’s team took home a total of 12 awards, including three for actor Michael Parr, who plays Ross Barton.
‘Coronation Street’ nabbed just three prizes, with star Alison King won the Best Actress gong, while the Best Showstopper prize went to ‘EastEnders’, commemorating their February live week.
The ‘EastEnders’ cast and crew picked up another three awards, with Tameka Empson, who plays the hilarious Kim Fox-Hubbard, scooping the Funniest Female accolade.
‘Hollyoaks’ and ‘Casualty’ each won two prizes, and Aussie soap ‘Neighbours’ nabbed three.
Soap fans will now their attention to the upcoming Christmas storylines, as our favourite fictional towns get ready for some festive drama.
There will then be an ITV shake-up in the New Year, when ‘Corrie’ boss Stuart Blackburn steps aside, making way for ‘Emmerdale’ producer Kate Oates.
See the full list of Inside Soap Award winners below….
- Best Actor: Michael Parr (Ross Barton, ‘Emmerdale’)
- Best Actress: Alison King (Carla Connor, ‘Corrie’)
- Best Bad Boy: Michael Parr (Ross Barton, ‘Emmerdale’)
- Best Bad Girl: Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow, ‘Corrie’)
- Funniest Male: Joe Duttine (Tim Metcalfe, ‘Corrie’)
- Funniest Female: Tameka Empson (Kim Fox-Hubbard, ‘EastEnders’)
- Best Newcomer: Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden, ‘Emmerdale’)
- Best Young Actor: Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor, ‘Emmerdale’)
- Sexiest Male: Michael Parr (Ross Barton, ‘Emmerdale’)
- Sexiest Female: Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen, ‘Hollyoaks’)
- Best Shock Twist: Bobby killed Lucy (‘EastEnders’)
- Best Affair: Debbie Dingle & Ross Barton (‘Emmerdale’)
- Best Partnership: Charlie Hardwick & Chris Chittell (Val & Eric Pollard, ‘Emmerdale’)
- Best Show-Stopper: The live episode (‘EastEnders’)
- Best Daytime Star: Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy, ‘Neighbours’)
- Best Daytime Soap: ‘Neighbours’
- Best Drama: ‘Casualty’
- Best Soap: ‘Emmerdale’