For the second year running, Emmerdale has taken home the award for Best British Soap at the British Soap Awards. It wasn’t the only accolade the soap won, picking up a total of six gongs at the ceremony which took place in Manchester yesterday (June 3).

The soap has triumphed once more / Credit: ITV

The soap has triumphed once more / Credit: ITV

Former star John Middleton, who played Ashley in the soap, paid tribute to the roster of guest actors who have played “other” versions of the characters in the special dementia episode that focused on his character. That episode won the Best Single Episode award, whilst the storyline took the Best Storyline gong.

Middleton also won the award for Best Actor, whilst picking up the gong for Best Male Dramatic Performance, which he used to praise fellow star Charlotte Bellamy, who plays on screen wife Laurel. She took the Best Actress award, presented by former EastEnders star Martine McCutcheon.

Coronation Street meanwhile took four awards, including the Best Female Dramatic Performance accolade for Kym Marsh, following her work on the soap’s stillbirth storyline.

Hollyoaks won two awards, whilst Doctors and EastEnders each took home a single prize each.

You can see the awards handed out next week when the British Soap Awards airs on Tuesday, June 6 on ITV.

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