The British Soap Awards 2009: winners

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The British Soap Awards took place on Saturday 9th May, as Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks stars donned their glad-rags for one of the award calendar’s most glamorous occasions. You can watch our interview with some of the Coronation Street stars on the red carpet in the player above.

Hosted by Phillip Schofield with awards being presented by some of the entertainment worlds most famous faces, there was everything to play for in the soap world’s ‘Oscars’.

Coronation Street won six awards including sexiest female for Michelle Keegan and Best exit for Rob James-Collier whilst Eastenders pipped them at the post with seven, including holding on to their title of Best British Soap.

Whilst it was a great year for BBC’s afternoon drama Doctors who picked up three awards, it wasn’t such a happy occasion for Emmerdale who only received one award and teen favourite Hollyoaks, who came away empty handed.

So who won what?

In no particular order, the winners were:

Sexiest Male:
Scott Malsen who plays bad boy Jack Branning in Eastenders.

Sexiest Female:
Michelle Keegan who plays Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street

Villain of the Year:
Scottish Gray O’Brien who plays murderer Tony Gordon in Coronation Street

Best Comedy Performance:
Nina Wadia who plays Zainab Masood in Eastenders

Spectacular Scene:
Emmerdale - Victoria Falls Through The Ice

Best Dramatic Performance:
Anita Carey who plays Vivien March in Doctors

Best Dramatic Performance from a young actor or actress:
Maisie Smith who plays Tiffany Dean in Eastenders

Best Exit:
Rob James-Collier who played heartthrob Liam Connor in Coronation Street

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Barbara Windsor who plays Peggy Mitchell in Eastenders

Best On-screen Partnership:
Nitin Ganatra and Nina Wadia who play Masood Ahmed & Zainab Masood in Eastenders

Best Storyline:
Doctors – Vivien’s rape

Best Newcomer:
Craig Gazey who plays Graeme Proctor in Coronation Street

Best Single Episode:
Doctors – A Kind of Hush

Special Achievement Award:
Peter Whalley, writer of Coronation Street

Best Actor:
Robert Kazinsky who played Sean Slater in Eastenders

Best Actress:
Katherine Kelly who plays Becky Granger in Coronation Street

Best Soap:

You can watch The British Soap Awards tonight at 8pm on STV and more red carpet interviews with the stars at

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