Corrie puts an end to EastEnders’ reigning glory

Coronation Street picked up the gong for Best Soap at the Inside Soap Awards yesterday, putting an end to EastEnders’ decade-long reign.

Best Actor winner, Corrie’s Anthony Cotton, 32 (Sean Tully), said: ‘It’s about f***ing time Corrie won.

‘This is what we’ve been waiting for and we deserve it.’

Colleagues Rob James-Collier (Liam Connor) won Sexiest Male and Best Newcomer. Actor Jack P Shepherd (David Platt) won Best Bad Boy.

EastEnders actors didn’t go home empty-handed, though.

EastEnders actress Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater) won Best Actress and was voted Best Couple with on-screen fiancé Charlie Clements (Bradley Branning).

Best Bitch went to actress Sophie Thompson for her portrayal of the evil Stella – Phil Mitchell’s conniving fiancée – and her torment of young Ben took Best Storyline.

Kara Tointon (Dawn Swann) scooped the Best-Dressed award and Hollyoaks actress Roxanne McKee (Louise Summers) was named Sexiest Actress.

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Timishka Williams