Emmerdale wins Best Soap for the first time – Daily TV round-up

ITV show scores a clutch of gongs at annual Inside Soap awards.

'Emmerdale' has won the Best Soap gong for the first time ever at the Inside Soap Awards.

The long-running ITV show also scored the Best Storyline award for its sensational 'killer Cameron' plot, which has kept viewers gripped for months.

Dominic Power, who plays Cameron Murray in the show, also went home with the Best Bad Boy award, while the show also scooped Outstanding Achievement for its 40th anniversary episode.

Elsewhere, 'Coronation Street's David Neilson won Best Actor for his long-standing portrayal of Roy Cropper, while 'EastEnders' star Jacqueline Jossa won Best Actress for playing alcoholic teenager Lauren Branning.

[Fox: Emmerdale writers 'brilliant']

Best Bitch went to 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant Natalie Gumede for her role of husband-beater Kirsty Soames in 'Coronation Street.

Meanwhile, Best Drama was taken home by BBC1's 'Waterloo Road'.

Here are all the winners in full:

Best actor – David Neilson (Roy Cropper, 'Coronation Street')
Best actress – Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning, 'EastEnders')
Best bad boy – Dominic Power (Cameron Murray, 'Emmerdale')
Best bitch – Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames, 'Coronation Street')
Funniest male – Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald, 'Coronation Street')
Funniest female – Tameka Empson (Kim Fox, 'EastEnders')
Best newcomer – Khali Best (Dexter Hartman, 'EastEnders')
Best young actor – Maisie Smith (Tiffany Butcher, 'EastEnders')
Sexiest male – Danny Mac (Mark ‘Dodger’ Savage, 'Hollyoaks')
Sexiest female – Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, 'Coronation Street')
Best storyline – Cameron’s killer cover-up ('Emmerdale')
Best daytime soap – 'Home and Away'
Best daytime star – Steve Peacocke (Darryl ‘Brax’ Braxton, 'Home And Away')
Best drama – 'Waterloo Road'
Outstanding achievement – 'Emmerdale': 40th anniversary live episode
Best soap – 'Emmerdale'

The star-studded ceremony took place at London's Ministry of Sound club. [Metro]

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