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In pictures: Soap Awards
EastEnders actresses Lucy Speed, Kim Medcalf and Jill Halfpenny
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The BBC's EastEnders won the battle of the soaps at the British Soap Awards with seven awards - two more than rival Coronation Street.
Sheree Murphy, who plays Tricia Dingle in ITV's Emmerdale
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Sheree Murphy, playing Tricia Dingle in ITV's Emmerdale, was awarded best exit for her death during a freak storm.
Suranne Jones, who plays Karen McDonald in Coronation Street
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Suranne Jones earned a big prize for ITV's Coronation Street when she was voted best actress for her role as Karen McDonald.
Hollyoaks actresses Sarah Lawrence (left) and Carly Stenson
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Hollyoaks actresses Sarah Lawrence (left) and Carly Stenson were among the hopefuls at the west London ceremony.
EastEnders' Jessie Wallace with fiance Dave Morgan
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EastEnders' Jessie Wallace, named the sexiest woman in Britain's soaps, arrived with her fiance Dave Morgan. The couple have announced they are expecting a baby.
Natalie Cassidy with fellow EastEnders actor James Alexandrou
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Natalie Cassidy, who plays Sonia Jackson, with fellow EastEnders actor James Alexandrou. Cassidy picked up the award for best dramatic performance by a young actor or actress.
Patsy Kensit
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Actress Patsy Kensit has landed a role in ITV soap Emmerdale as a scheming newcomer called Sadie King.
Charlie Brooks, who plays Janine Evans in EastEnders
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Charlie Brooks collected the title of best villain of the year for her role in killing off husband Barry and being framed for Laura's murder.
Nigel Harmon
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EastEnders' heart-throb Nigel Harmon was honoured with two awards - for sexiest male and best newcomer.



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