The British Soap Awards have been cancelled for 2024.

The British Soap Awards will not air in 2024

The British Soap Awards will not air in 2024

ITV have confirmed that the ceremony will not be held next year but will be returning to screens in 2025.

An ITV spokesperson said: "The British Soap Awards won't be on air in 2024 but is set to return in 2025.

"The show was fantastically received in 2023, achieving consolidated figures of 2.9 million and doubling its audience year on year, so we look forward to the show's return."

No specific reason has been given regarding why the ceremony – which sees shows such as 'Coronation Street', 'EastEnders', 'Emmerdale' and 'Hollyoaks' vie for gongs – won't take place in 2024.

The awards show is usually broadcast on ITV and was first held in 1999, although both the 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jane McDonald stepped in to host the ceremony earlier this year after long-time presenter Phillip Schofield resigned from ITV after admitting that he had an "unwise but not illegal" affair with a younger male colleague on 'This Morning'.

The 60-year-old TV star wrote on Instagram at the time: "I'm so excited to be this year's host for The British Soap Awards!! Everyone knows how much I LOVE my soaps, this year I’ve been honoured to be mentioned in Corrie, EastEnders and Emmerdale so this is just a dream come true.

"I can’t wait to see all our wonderful soap nominees and celebrate all their hard work with them - roll on the awards, I can’t wait."

'EastEnders' was the big winner on the night as it claimed the prize for Best Soap while Danielle Harold (Lola Pearce) won the Best Leading Performer gong.