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Hollyoaks first top soap award

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They took home the top prize at the Inside Soap Awards. It is the first time the series has won the Best Soap title in the event’s 23-year history.

The Channel 4 show’s Stephanie Davis, who plays Sinead O’Connor, also walked away with the Best Actress award, and her co-star Adam Woodward, who stars as Brody Hudson, picked up Best Actor.

EastEnders and Emmerdale each won four gongs at the London ceremony.

Danny Dyer , who appears in the BBC 1 soap as Mick Carter, won Funniest Male, while his co-star Lorraine Stanley, who plays Karen Taylor, picked up the Funniest Female gong. In the Dales, Louisa Clein – who shocked as evil Maya Stepney – was awarded Best Bad Girl and the Best Partnership went to Dominic Brunt and Lucy Pargeter.

But it was a disappointing night for Corrie, which limped home with two awards.

The Winners

Best Soap: Hollyoaks 
Best Actor: Adam Woodward, Hollyoaks
Best Actress: Stephanie Davis, Hollyoaks
Best Young Actor: Kara-Leah Fernandes, EastEnders
Best Bad Girl: Louisa Clein, Emmerdale
Best Bad Boy: Max Bowden, EastEnders
Best Partnership: Dominic Brunt and Lucy Pargeter, Emmerdale
Funniest Male: Danny Dyer, EastEnders
Funniest Female: Lorraine Stanley, EastEnders
Best Shock Twist: Emmerdale
Best Exit: Jane Cox, Emmerdale
Best Newcomer: Maureen Lipman, Coronation Street
Best Show-stopper: Sally Dynevor, Coronation Street
Best Drama Star: Rosie Marcel, Holby City
Best Drama Storyline:  Casualty
Best Daytime Star: Ryan Moloney, Neighbours
Best Daytime Soap:  Neighbours

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