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Last Updated: Sunday May 04 2008 12:35 GMT

In pictures: British Soap Awards

Left-right: Jennifer Metcalfe, Leah Hackett, Claire Cooper and Gemma Merna, who play the McQueen sisters in Hollyoaks

Loads of TV stars got dressed up for a night out at the British Soap Awards in London.

Emmerdale's Roxanne Pallet, who was up for best actress, had to be helped out with her dress on the purple carpet.

Emmerdale's Roxanne Pallet, who was up for best actress, had to get a helping hand after a dress disaster saw one of her straps break on the purple carpet. Whoops!

Gethin Jones

It wasn't just the girls who made an effort to scrub up well. Blue Peter's Gethin went along to present one of the prizes.

Hannah Tointon (Left) and Emma Rigby, who play Katy and Hannah in Hollyoaks

Hollyoaks was the biggest winner on the night with six awards, including best actress for Emma Rigby, who plays Hannah Ashworth.

Some of the EastEnders cast

EastEnders might not have won the most prizes, but they did beat Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, Emmerdale AND Doctors to win the top award for best soap.

Jack P Shepherd with his award for villain of the year

Jack P Shepherd - Corrie's David Platt - looks pretty pleased with his award for villain of the year.

Michelle Keegan - Tina in Coronation Street

But that's nothing compared to Michelle Keegan, who plays David's ex-girlfriend Tina. Check out her toothy grin after winning the prize for best newcomer.

Gemma Bissex

Gemma Bissex won best exit as Clare Cunningham in Hollyoaks, but will she win an award next year now she's joined the cast of EastEnders?