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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 September 2006, 07:33 GMT 08:33 UK
Rival soaps tie on awards night
Lacey Turner and Charlie Clements
Lacey Turner and Charlie Clements play Stacey and Bradley in EastEnders
EastEnders won the best soap prize at the Inside Soap Awards, but tied with rival Coronation Street for the amount of trophies it took home.

The best actor award went to Coronation Street's Bradley Walsh, who plays Danny Baldwin in ITV's long-running show.

The best actress prize was awarded to EastEnders' Lacey Turner - Stacey Slater in the BBC soap.

Emmerdale picked up two awards, including best storyline - for a plot involving a character dying of cancer.

Coronation Street's Helen Worth was handed the outstanding achievement award, having played Gail Platt for 32 years.

"I've loved all 32 years of it. That I've managed to survive so long, I think, is an achievement in itself," said Worth.

Bradley Walsh
Bradley Walsh is leaving ITV1's Coronation Street

EastEnders won the top soap title for the 10th consecutive year, voted for by readers of Inside Soap magazine.

Among its other awards on the night were best family for the Mitchells, best newcomer for Charlie Clements, who plays Bradley Branning and sexiest female for Kara Tointon, who plays Dawn Swan.

Among Coronation Street's haul were funniest character for Anthony Cotton's camp factory worker Sean Tully, and best bad boy for Bill Ward, who plays Charlie Stubbs.

The best drama award went to ITV's long-running police soap The Bill.




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