Coronation Street dominates the British Soap Awards

Coronation Street has dominated the British Soap Awards, scooping eight out of 16 awards including the coveted Best Soap.

EastEnders, which was named Best Soap at the Baftas earlier this month, took home just one award, a Lifetime Achievement award for Adam Woodyatt, who has played Ian Beale for 28 years.

ITV soap Corrie proved a hit with fans, taking home three out of five of the public-voted awards, with Alan Halsall winning Best Actor and Natalie Gumede, who played his character Tyrone Dobbs' abusive partner Kirsty Soames, being named Villain of the Year.

Corrie beauty Michelle Keegan was voted Sexiest Female for the fifth time in a row.

Hollyoaks did well with five awards, while Emmerdale won just two.

Coronation Street's Gumede was awarded Best Dramatic Performance, while Kirsty's Abuse of Tyrone also won Best Storyline.

Corrie's Nigel Havers took home Best Exit and Patti Clare won Best Comedy Performance for playing "Mad" Mary Taylor on the show.

Halsall attended the ceremony at Manchester's Media City with his wife Lucy-Jo Hudson, a former Corrie star who is expecting their first child - a baby girl.

"We're just here to have a good time. The awards are great but we're just going to enjoy it and see some familiar faces," he said. "I've loved being part of the storyline and I'm kind of sad it's over now. But everything has to come to an end."


Coronation Street

  • Sexiest Female

  • Villain of the Year

  • Best Actor

  • Best Dramatic Performance

  • Best Storyline

  • Best Exit

  • Best Comedy

  • Performance

  • Best Soap


  • Sexiest Male

  • Best Actress

  • Spectacular Scene of the Year

  • Best On-Screen Partnership

  • Best Newcomer


  • Best Single Episode

  • Best Young Performance


  • Lifetime Achievement