BBC One soap Eastenders dominated at the British soap awards winning a total of eight awards including Best British Soap last weekend.
Adam Woodyatt who plays Ian Beale won the award for best actor which is no surprise after having one of the main roles in the search for who killed Lucy Beale. Linda Carter who is played by Kellie Bright won Best Actress as well as an award for the Best Dramatic performance.
The live performance of who killed Lucy was named the best single episode and the search for the killer won the best story line.
Coronation Street’s Deidre Barlow who died in January after acting for four decades in Corrie was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award, her on screen husband Ken Barlow presented the award, he said, “was a wonderful, natural, instinctive actress who devoted her career to Coronation Street, She could make you laugh and make you cry in equal measure though she preferred to make you laugh.”
Full list of winners
Best British soap: EastEnders
Best actor: Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale in EastEnders)
Best actress: Kellie Bright (Linda Carter in EastEnders)
Villain of the year: Jeremy Sheffield (Patrick Blake in Hollyoaks)
Best comedy performance: Sally Dynevor (Sally Webster in Coronation Street)
Best newcomer: Jessica Regan (Niamh Donoghue in Doctors)
Best storyline: Who Killed Lucy? (EastEnders)
Best single episode: EastEnders: The Live Episode
Best dramatic performance: Kellie Bright (Linda Carter in EastEnders)
Best on-screen partnership: Laurie Brett and Adam Woodyatt (Jane and Ian Beale in EastEnders)
Best young performance: Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor in Emmerdale)
Scene of the year: Donna’s Goodbye in Emmerdale
Outstanding achievement: Anne Kirkbride (Deidre Barlow in Coronation Street)