See the stars arrive for the glitzy ceremony in Manchester

The British Soap Awards is the biggest night of the year for the stars of our favourite serial dramas and we love seeing what they’re all wearing as they hit the red carpet.

Our gallery shows the nominees, hosts and glamorous A-list guests arriving in style for the glitzy ceremony held at Manchester’s The Palace Theatre on 16 May 2015.

Hosted by Phillip Schofield, the British Soap Awards celebrates the best of EastEnders, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and Doctors from the past 12 months so a host of famous names from all five soaps are in attendance.

The winners of several categories are voted for by the viewers, including Best Actor and Best Actress. There’s a change this year though as the ceremony has ditched the Sexiest Male and Sexiest Female accolades in favour of a new Social Impact prize to recognise an issues-based storyline.

There are lots of stylish celebs at the do this year. Nominees such as Nikki Sanderson and Verity Rushworth are working gorgeous gowns on the red carpet ahead of what could potentially be a big night for them.

The stars have opted for a variety of looks. Guests including Jennifer Metcalfe have gone for revealing dresses whilst the likes of Tisha Merry and Ellie Leach choose bright colours. Meanwhile Brooke Vincent, Twinnie Lee Moore and other big names have selected classic black gowns for the occasion.

2014’s ceremony was dominated by Coronation Street and Hollyoaks but the stars of EastEnders will be hoping for a more successful year after the culmination of the Lucy Beale murder plotline and a memorable week of live episodes to celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary.

The evening is also bound to be pretty emotional for the Corrie crew as the late Anne Kirkbride will be honoured with an Outstanding Achievement gong to celebrate the 42 years she played Deirdre Barlow.

With so many of our favourite faces at the ceremony, the British Soap Awards is always a night to remember.