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11/02/2016 05:32 GMT | Updated 11/02/2016 05:59 GMT

'Emmerdale' Named Best Soap At 2016 Broadcast Awards, Beating Off 'EastEnders' And 'Coronation Street'

‘Emmerdale’ triumphed at the Broadcast Awards on Wednesday night, winning the Best Soap accolade, ahead of rival shows ‘EastEnders’ and ‘Coronation Street’.

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It’s been a busy twelve months for ‘Emmerdale’ and there’s been plenty of dramas entertaining viewers which also impressed the judging panel.

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"It looks like the most professional of the soaps at the moment. It's doing everything it can to get it right,” one panelist said, according to Digital Spy.

There have been some changes behind the scenes in the Dales, and producer Iain MacLeod recently took over, following the departure of Kate Oates, who now works on ‘Corrie’.

Iain recently teased his plans for the coming year, and viewers are certainly in for a treat.

"We’ve got some quite exciting plans for the autumn in terms of doing something a little bit different, a special week of episodes that will be kind of spectacular, but in a way I don’t think we’ve seen in a soap before. I can’t say much more than that,” he said on Wednesday. “We’ve seen a lot of disaster movies; what I’ve got in mind is more akin to a thriller or an action movie.”

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