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Tina O’Brien, Gemma Merna and Jennifer Metcalfe lead the glamour at the Inside Soap Awards

TINA O’Brien, Gemma Merna and Jennifer Metcalfe led the glamour as they attended the Inside Soap Awards tonight.

The nation's favourite soap stars were out in force for the bash, held at The Hippodrome, to support their shows and co-stars.

 Jennifer Metcalfe looked amazing on the red carpetRex Features Jennifer Metcalfe looked amazing on the red carpet  Tina O'Brien wore a strapless number for the bashGetty – Contributor Tina O'Brien wore a strapless number for the bash  Gemma Merna opted for a daring black and sheer dressRex Features Gemma Merna opted for a daring black and sheer dress  The actress - best known for being Carmel McQueen on Hollyoaks - turned heads in her dressRex Features The actress – best known for being Carmel McQueen on Hollyoaks – turned heads in her dress

Corrie actress Tina, best known for playing Sarah Platt, pulled out all the stops in a black mini dress and sky high heels.

Jennifer, who plays Mercedes McQueen on Hollyoaks, looked incredible as she took to red carpet in a flattering black ensemble, after welcoming her first child in July of this year.

Her co-star Gemma Merna, who plays her sister Carmel, turned heads wearing a black and sheer dress for the occassion.

Tonight Emmerdale was named the best soap for the third year running.

The ITV soap dominated the evening scooping eight awards, while nearest runner-up Coronation Street took home a respectable five awards at the awards show held at London's Hippodrome Casino tonight.

 Lucy Fallon - who plays Bethany Platt was red hot on the red carpetRex Features Lucy Fallon – who plays Bethany Platt was red hot on the red carpet  Lysette Anthony struck a pose on the red carpetRex Features Lysette Anthony struck a pose on the red carpet  Hollyoaks star and Blue singer Duncan James looked dapper in a suitRex Features Hollyoaks star and Blue singer Duncan James looked dapper in a suit  Hollyoaks actress Anna Passey wowed in her culloutes and sheer topGetty – Contributor Hollyoaks actress Anna Passey wowed in her culloutes and sheer top  Amanda Clapham, who played Holly on Hollyoaks, looked chic in blackGetty – Contributor Amanda Clapham, who played Holly on Hollyoaks, looked chic in black

Emmerdale's Danny Miller won the best actor gong while his co-stars Dominic Brunt and Gillian Kearney won the awards for funniest male and best bad girl.

Lucy Fallon won the best actress award after her long-running storyline showing Bethany Platt's horrendous grooming and sex gang ordeal, while Julia Goulding took home the best newcomer prize.

The actress looked amazing dressed in a red trouser suit and with her blonde hair piled atop her head.

EastEnders also has reason to celebrate with Walford-cum-Strictly star Davood Ghadami (Kush Kazemi) picking up the Sexiest Male prize for the show, while Albert Square original Gillian Taylforth accepted an Outstanding Achievement Award for her years as Kathy Beale.

 Jessica Ellis - who played Tegan Lomax on Hollyoaks - shimmered in sequinsGetty – Contributor Jessica Ellis – who played Tegan Lomax on Hollyoaks – shimmered in sequins  Corrie newcomer Nicola Thorp looked stylish in a strapless black numberRex Features Corrie newcomer Nicola Thorp looked stylish in a strapless black number  Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova strike a poseRex Features Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova strike a pose

Hollyoaks took home a win for the hilarious double act of Lysette Anthony and Nicole Barber-Lane, who pick up the Best Partnership Award.

Doctors meanwhile took home its first-ever Inside Soap Award as Lorna Laidlaw secures the prize for Best Daytime Star for her role as Mrs Tembe.

Steven Murphy, editor of Inside Soap, said: “This has been one of the biggest battles the Inside Soap Awards have ever seen.

"There have been some brilliant storylines this year and some fantastic performances, all of which have had the nation gripped.

"As Inside Soap – Britain’s original and best soap magazine – we are honoured to be handing out the trophies to these amazing winners.”

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  • Topics
  • Coronation Street
  • Emmerdale
  • Hollyoaks

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