TV Choice 2014, Gillian, AdamEastEnders saw off competition from Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks to take home the award for Best Soap at tonight’s TV Choice Awards.

The BBC One soap bucked the recent trend that has seen it lose out at a number of award ceremonies by scooping four awards in total at the star-studded event, which was held at the London Hilton.

Also picking up awards were Danny Dyer and Lindsey Coulson for their performances as Mick Carter and Carol Jackson, while original cast member, Gillian Taylforth, was on hand to present the soap with a Special Contribution award as it prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

However, the commercial alternatives didn’t go home empty handed as Kirsty-Leigh Porter picked up the award for Best Soap Newcomer for her role of Leela Lomax in Hollyoaks, while Hayley’s Cancer in Coronation Street was recognised as the Best Soap Storyline.

Elsewhere, BBC dramas Happy Valley and Sherlock bagged awards for Best New Drama and Best Drama Series respectively, while their leading stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Sarah Lancashire won Best Actor and Actress in the general acting category.

It was also a successful night for Ant & Dec with their long-running ITV entertainment series Saturday Night Takeaway being named Best Entertainment Show, and the Geordie Duo also procuring a Special Contribution award.

The full list of winners can be seen below:

Best Soap – EastEnders

Best New Drama – Happy Valley

Best Drama Series – Sherlock

Special Contribution to Television – EastEnders and Ant & Dec

Best Actor – Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Best Actress – Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley 

Best Comedy – Benidorm

Best Talent Show – Britain’s Got Talent

Best Reality Show – I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of here!

Best Entertainment Show – Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Best Daytime Show – The Jeremy Kyle Show

Best Food Show – Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking

Best International Show – Game Of Thrones

Best Factual Entertainment and Lifestyle Show – Educating Yorkshire

Best Soap Newcomer – Kirsty-Leigh Porter, Hollyoaks

Best Soap Actor – Danny Dyer, EastEnders

Best Soap Actress – Lindsey Coulson, EastEnders

Best Soap Storyline – Hayley’s Cancer, Coronation Street

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