Corrie and EastEnders sweep British Soap Awards

Katherine Kelly
Katherine Kelly, who played Becky McDonald, took the award for Best Exit Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Coronation Street and EastEnders shared the honours with seven prizes each at the British Soap Awards.

The Albert Square show took the coveted Best British Soap prize at last night's glitzy bash, but Corrie seized the award for Best Single Episode for Becky's Final Farewell.

Katherine Kelly, who played Becky McDonald until she left the cobbles earlier this year, also took the award for Best Exit.

Alison King, Coronation Street's Carla Connor, took the Best Actress award for her portrayal of the factory owner raped by her fiance.

"It's been really emotional, I got a lot of letters from people who could relate to the story, "she said.

Scott Maslen
EastEnders' Scott Maslen won Sexiest Male Star Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Best Actor went to Emmerdale's Danny Miller for the second year in a row, for his portrayal of Aaron Livesy.

EastEnders and Corrie also shared the awards for sexiest stars, with EastEnders' Scott Maslen (Jack Branning) and Corrie's Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre) taking home the trophies for the fourth year running.

Pam St Clement, who played EastEnders stalwart Pat Butcher for 25 years, earned a standing ovation when she was given the lifetime achievement award.

"It's not often I'm at a loss for words but I really am. This has come as such a surprise," said a tearful St Clement.

Michelle Keegan
Michelle Keegan won the Sexiest Star gong for the fourth straight year Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

British Soap Awards winners

Sexiest Male - EastEnders: Scott Maslen (Jack Branning).

Sexiest Female - Coronation Street: Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre).

Villain of the Year - Coronation Street: Andrew Lancel (Frank Foster).

Best Actor - Emmerdale: Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy).

Best Actress - Coronation Street: Alison King (Carla Connor).

Best Comedy Performance - Coronation Street: Stephanie Cole (Sylvia Goodwin).

Best Young Performance - EastEnders: Lorna Fitzgerald (Abi Branning).

Spectacular Scene of the Year - Emmerdale: John & Moira's car accident.

Best On-Screen Partnership - EastEnders: Jake Wood and Jo Joyner (Max Branning and Tanya Jessop).

Best Newcomer - Coronation Street: Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames).

Best Exit - Coronation Street: Katherine Kelly (Becky McDonald).

Best Dramatic Performance - EastEnders: Jo Joyner (Tanya Jessop).

Best Storyline - Emmerdale: Jackson's choice.

Best Single Episode - Coronation Street: Becky's Final Farewell.

Lifetime Achievement Award - EastEnders: Pam St Clement.

Special Achievement Award - EastEnders: Simon Ashdown, series consultant writer.

Best British Soap - EastEnders.