Coronation Street has dominated the British Soap Awards, scooping eight out of 16 awards including the coveted Best Soap.
A new-look Rovers Return reopens for business tonight, two months after a fire ripped through the famous pub.
Coronation Street actor Bill Roache has apologised after claiming that victims of sexual abuse bring it upon themselves.
Coronation Street has picked up the coveted Best Soap award at the British Soap Awards.
The soap wrote on its Twitter page: "A huge thank you to everyone who voted in the British Soap Awards 2013".
The late Coronation Street actor Bill Tarmey, who played the much-loved character Jack Duckworth, receives a standing ovation at the British Soap Awards.
Former Coronation Street star Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth, has suffered a heart attack, it has been reported.
The 73-year-old, who has already been diagnosed with incurable lung disease, was taken to hospital on Monday after complaining of chest pains, according to the Sun.
Her husband Donald told the newspaper: "She's had a slight heart attack."
But despite the scare he said he was confident she would recover, adding: "She is all right."
A spokesman for Coronation Street said: "Everyone on the show wishes her a speedy recovery and sends their love."
Dawn left the show in 2007 due to failing health. She made a one-off return in 2010 as Vera's "spirit" when her on-screen husband Jack was written out.
Coronation Street actor Bill Roache said he "would never say that victims of sexual offences are responsible for the abuse that they've suffered", adding, "I apologise most profusely if I've been misunderstood in this way":
– Bill Roache statement
I would like to say that I am very sorry for any offence that has been caused as a result of my comments.
I would never say that victims of sexual offences are in any way responsible for the abuse they have suffered and I offer my deepest apologies if anything I have said has been misunderstood in this way.
I had no intention of causing any kind of distress as a result of my interview and I offer my upmost sympathies to anyone affected by sexual offences and paedophilia.
Tonight, things are going to get rather heated on the Coronation Street cobbles as the Rovers Return catches fire.
There have been many blazes on the street in the soap's 53 year history, but it's been 27 years since we saw the pub at the centre of the action.