Page last updated at 09:34 GMT, Sunday, 10 May 2009 10:34 UK

In pictures: British Soap Awards

Emmerdale actor Christopher Chittel and Charlie Hardwick

Emmerdale actor Christopher Chittell and his on-screen wife Charlie Hardwick pose for photographers on the red carpet at the British Soap Awards in London.

Cheryl Fergison and Cliff Parisi

Cheryl Fergison and Cliff Parisi arrived at the event together. EastEnders scooped seven awards, including the prize for best soap.

John Altman, Molly Conlin, Maisie Smith, Patsy Palmer and James Forde

EastEnders star John Altman, who plays "Nasty" Nick Cotton poses with his on-screen daughter Dotty (Molly Conlin). Actress Patsy Palmer also joined her on-screen family on the red carpet.

Barbara Windsor and husband Scott Mitchell

Barbara Windsor, best known for playing Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders, was presented with the lifetime achievement honour. Her husband escorted her to the ceremony.

Gemma Merna, Nathalie Emmanuel and Zoe Lister

Members of the Hollyoaks cast were there, including (left to right) Gemma Merna, Nathalie Emmanuel and Zoe Lister. However the Channel 4 soap did not win any awards.

Michelle Keegan and Katherine Kelly

There were six awards for ITV's Coronation Street, including sexiest female for Michelle Keegan (left), who plays Tina, and best actress for Katherine Kelly, who plays Becky.

Samia Smith and Kym Marsh

Coronation Street stars Samia Smith (left) and Kym Marsh both opted for green dresses. Smith said she thought of the event as "a popularity contest".

Jake Wood, Madeline Duggan, Lorna Fitzgerald and Jo Joyner

On-screen the Branning family do not see eye-to-eye, but it was all smiles at the glitzy ceremony show.

Nitin Ganatra and Nina Wadia

Nitin Ganatra and Nina Wadia were awarded with the prize for best on-screen partnership. Wadia, also took home the award for best comedy performance. The ceremony will be broadcast on Wednesday on ITV.

Print Sponsor

EastEnders in soap awards triumph
10 May 09 |  Entertainment
Why EastEnders is best - cast
10 May 09 |  Entertainment
EastEnders dominates soap awards
29 Sep 08 |  Entertainment
Hollyoaks scoops six soap awards
04 May 08 |  Entertainment

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific