History

Previous Winners — 2016

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

Emmerdale

Best Actor

Danny Miller

Emmerdale

Best Actress

Lacey Turner

EastEnders

Voted by the panel

Villain of the Year

Connor McIntyre

Coronation Street

Best Newcomer

Bonnie Langford

EastEnders

Best Comedy Performance

Patti Clare

Coronation Street

Best On-Screen Partnership

Sally Dynevor & Joe Duttine

Coronation Street

Best Male Dramatic Performance

Danny Miller

Emmerdale

Best Female Dramatic Performance

Lacey Turner

EastEnders

Best Single Episode

The Heart of England

Doctors

Best Young Performance

Ruby O'Donnell

Hollyoaks

Scene of the Year

Val's Death

Emmerdale

Best Storyline

Stacey's Postpartum Psychosis

EastEnders

Outstanding Achievement

Steve McFadden

EastEnders

Tony Warren Award

James Bain

Previous Winners — 2015

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

EastEnders

Best Actor

Adam Woodyatt

EastEnders

Best Actress

Kellie Bright

EastEnders

Voted by the panel

Villain of the Year

Jeremy Sheffield

Hollyoaks

Best Newcomer

Jessica Regan

Doctors

Best Comedy Performance

Sally Dynevor

Coronation Street

Best Onscreen Partnership

Laurie Brett & Adam Woodyatt

EastEnders

Best Dramatic Performance

Kellie Bright

EastEnders

Best Young Performance

Amelia Flanagan

Emmerdale

Scene of the Year

Donna's Goodbye

Emmerdale

Best Single Episode

Episode 5020 - Live Episode

EastEnders

Best Storyline

Who Killed Lucy?

EastEnders

Outstanding Achievement

Anne Kirkbride

Coronation Street

Outstanding Achievement (Off Screen)

Rob Gittins

EastEnders

Previous Winners — 2014

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

Hollyoaks

Best Actor

David Neilson

Coronation Street

Best Actress

Julie Hesmondhalgh

Coronation Street

Sexiest Male

Danny Mac

Hollyoaks

Sexiest Female

Michelle Keegan

Coronation Street

Villain of the Year

Anna Passey

Hollyoaks

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Maddy Hill

EastEnders

Best Comedy Performance

Simon Gregson

Coronation Street

Best Onscreen Partnership

David Neilson & Julie Hesmondhalgh

Coronation Street

Best Dramatic Performance

David Neilson

Coronation Street

Best Young Performance

Ellis Hollins

Hollyoaks

Spectacular Scene of the Year

The Woolpack Flood & Siege

Emmerdale

Best Single Episode

Hayley's Death

Coronation Street

Best Storyline

Hayley's Cancer

Coronation Street

Outstanding Achievement

Helen Worth

Coronation Street

Outstanding Achievement (Off Screen)

Carolyn Weinstein

Company Manager - EastEnders

Previous Winners — 2013

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

Coronation Street

Best Actor

Alan Halsall

Coronation Street

Best Actress

Claire Cooper

Hollyoaks

Sexiest Male

Danny Mac

Hollyoaks

Sexiest Female

Michelle Keegan

Coronation Street

Villain of the Year

Natalie Gumede

Coronation Street

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Joseph Thompson

Hollyoaks

Best Exit

Nigel Havers

Coronation Street

Best Comedy Performance

Patti Clare

Coronation Street

Best Onscreen Partnership

Kieron Richardson & Emmett J Scanlan

Hollyoaks

Best Dramatic Performance

Natalie Gumede

Coronation Street

Best Young Performance

Eden Taylor-Draper

Emmerdale

Spectacular Scene of the Year

The Bus Crash

Hollyoaks

Best Single Episode

The Live 40th Anniversary

Emmerdale

Best Storyline

Kirsty's Abuse of Tyrone

Coronation Street

Special Achievement

N/A

Lifetime Achievement

Adam Woodyatt

EastEnders

Previous Winners — 2012

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

EastEnders

Best Actor

Danny Miller

Emmerdale

Best Actress

Alison King

Coronation Street

Sexiest Male

Scott Maslen

EastEnders

Sexiest Female

Michelle Keegan

Coronation Street

Villain of the Year

Andrew Lancel

Coronation Street

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Natalie Gumede

Coronation Street

Best Exit

Katherine Kelly

Coronation Street

Best Comedy Performance

Stephanie Cole

Coronation Street

Best Onscreen Partnership

Jake Wood & Jo Joyner

EastEnders

Best Dramatic Performance

Jo Joyner

EastEnders

Best Young Performance

Lorna Fitzgerald

EastEnders

Spectacular Scene of the Year

John and Moira's car accident

Emmerdale

Best Single Episode

Becky's Final Farewell

Coronation Street

Best Storyline

Jackson's choice

Emmerdale

Special Achievement

Simon Ashdown

EastEnders

Lifetime Achievement

Pam St Clement

EastEnders

Previous Winners — 2011

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

EastEnders

Best Actor

Danny Miller

Emmerdale

Best Actress

Jessie Wallace

EastEnders

Sexiest Male

Scott Maslen

EastEnders

Sexiest Female

Michelle Keegan

Coronation Street

Villain of the Year

Emmett J Scanlan

Hollyoaks

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Emmett J Scanlan

Hollyoaks

Best Exit

William Tarmey

Coronation Street

Best Comedy Performance

Patti Clare

Coronation Street

Best Onscreen Partnership

Jessie Wallace & Shane Richie

EastEnders

Best Dramatic Performance

Jane Danson

Coronation Street

Best Young Performance

Alexander Bain

Coronation Street

Spectacular Scene of the Year

The Tram Crash

Coronation Street

Best Single Episode

Coronation Street Live

Coronation Street

Best Storyline

End of the line for The Websters & The Dobbs

Coronation Street

Special Achievement

Gavin Blyth

Emmerdale

Lifetime Achievement

William Tarmey

Coronation Street

Previous Winners — 2010

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

EastEnders

Best Actor

Scott Maslen

EastEnders

Best Actress

Lacey Turner

EastEnders

Sexiest Male

Scott Maslen

EastEnders

Sexiest Female

Michelle Keegan

Coronation Street

Villain of the Year

Larry Lamb

EastEnders

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Marc Elliott

EastEnders

Best Exit

Charlie Clements

EastEnders

Best Comedy Performance

Craig Gazey

Coronation Street

Best Onscreen Partnership

Jan Pearson & Chris Walker

Doctors

Best Dramatic Performance

Lacey Turner

EastEnders

Best Young Performance

Ami Metcalf

Doctors

Spectacular Scene of the Year

The Parachute Jump

Hollyoaks

Best Single Episode

EastEnders Live

EastEnders

Best Storyline

Who killed Archie?

EastEnders

Special Achievement

Bill Lyons

Writer of Emmerdale

Lifetime Achievement

Betty Driver

Coronation Street

Previous Winners — 2009

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

EastEnders

Best Actor

Robert Kazinsky

EastEnders

Best Actress

Katherine Kelly

Coronation Street

Sexiest Male

Scott Maslen

EastEnders

Sexiest Female

Michelle Keegan

Coronation Street

Villain of the Year

Gray O'Brien

Coronation Street

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Craig Gazey

Coronation Street

Best Exit

Rob James-Collier

Coronation Street

Best Comedy Performance

Nina Wadia

EastEnders

Best Onscreen Partnership

Nina Wadia & Nitin Ganatra

EastEnders

Best Dramatic Performance

Anita Carey

Doctors

Best Young Performance

Maisie Smith

EastEnders

Spectacular Scene of the Year

Victoria falls through ice

Emmerdale

Best Single Episode

A Kind of Hush

Doctors

Best Storyline

Vivien's rape

Doctors

Special Achievement

Peter Whalley

Writer of Coronation Street

Lifetime Achievement

Barbara Windsor

EastEnders

Previous Winners — 2008

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

EastEnders

Best Actor

Chris Fountain

Hollyoaks

Best Actress

Emma Rigby

Hollyoaks

Sexiest Male

Rob James-Collier

Coronation Street

Sexiest Female

Roxanne McKee

Hollyoaks

Villain of the Year

Jack P Shepherd

Coronation Street

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Michelle Keegan

Coronation Street

Best Exit

Gemma Bissix

Hollyoaks

Best Comedy Performance

Maggie Jones

Coronation Street

Best Onscreen Partnership

Matt Littler & Darren Jon-Jeffries

Hollyoaks

Best Dramatic Performance

Jo Joyner

EastEnders

Best Young Performance

Jamie Borthwick

EastEnders

Spectacular Scene of the Year

Car off the cliff

Hollyoaks

Best Single Episode

Heartbreak – Daniel's Death

Emmerdale

Best Storyline

The Aftermath of Max & Stacey's affair

EastEnders

Special Achievement

Tim Fee

Emmerdale

Lifetime Achievement

Elizabeth Dawn

Coronation Street

Previous Winners — 2007

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

Coronation Street

Best Actor

Antony Cotton

Coronation Street

Best Actress

Kate Ford

Coronation Street

Sexiest Male

Rob James-Collier

Coronation Street

Sexiest Female

Roxanne McKee

Hollyoaks

Villain of the Year

Gemma Bissix

Hollyoaks

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Kym Ryder

Coronation Street

Best Exit

Bill Ward

Coronation Street

Best Comedy Performance

Gemma Merna

Hollyoaks

Best Onscreen Partnership

Stirling Gallacher & Sean Gleeson

Doctors

Best Dramatic Performance

Lacey Turner

EastEnders

Best Young Performance

Eden Taylor-Draper

Emmerdale

Spectacular Scene of the Year

The House Collapse

Emmerdale

Best Single Episode

Shreds & Aftermath

Doctors

Best Storyline

Charlie's cheating & Tracy's revenge

Coronation Street

Special Achievement

Tony Jordan

EastEnders

Lifetime Achievement

Wendy Richard

EastEnders

Previous Winners — 2006

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

EastEnders

Best Actor

Ross Kemp

EastEnders

Best Actress

Lacey Turner

EastEnders

Sexiest Male

Richard Fleeshman

Coronation Street

Sexiest Female

Louisa Lytton

EastEnders

Villain of the Year

Billy Murray

EastEnders

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Charlie Clements

EastEnders

Best Exit

Leah Bracknell

Emmerdale

Best Comedy Performance

Charlie Hardwick

Emmerdale

Best Onscreen Partnership

Barbara Knox & Malcolm Hebden

Coronation Street

Best Dramatic Performance

Bradley Walsh

Coronation Street

Best Young Performance

Ellis Hollins

Hollyoaks

Spectacular Scene of the Year

Daz & Belle fall down the well

Emmerdale

Best Single Episode

Armistice Day

EastEnders

Best Storyline

Becca & Justin’s romance

Hollyoaks

Special Achievement

Tony Prescott

Coronation Street & Emmerdale

Lifetime Achievement

Johnny Briggs

Coronation Street

Previous Winners — 2005

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

Coronation Street

Best Actor

Shane Richie

EastEnders

Best Actress

Suranne Jones

Coronation Street

Sexiest Male

Nigel Harman

EastEnders

Sexiest Female

Jodi Albert

Hollyoaks

Villain of the Year

Sasha Behar

Coronation Street

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Andrea Green

Doctors

Best Exit

Charlie Brooks

EastEnders

Best Comedy Performance

Maggie Jones

Coronation Street

Best Onscreen Partnership

June Brown & John Bardon

EastEnders

Best Dramatic Performance

Kazia Pelka

Family Affairs

Best Young Performance

Sam Aston

Coronation Street

Spectacular Scene of the Year

Maya's Revenge

Coronation Street

Best Single Episode

Charity & Tom's Wedding

Emmerdale

Best Storyline

Chloe's Abuse

Family Affairs

Special Achievement

John Stevenson

Coronation Street

Lifetime Achievement

June Brown

EastEnders

Previous Winners — 2004

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

EastEnders

Best Actor

Shane Richie

EastEnders

Best Actress

Suranne Jones

Coronation Street

Sexiest Male

Nigel Harman

EastEnders

Sexiest Female

Jessie Wallace

EastEnders

Villain of the Year

Charlie Brooks

EastEnders

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Nigel Harman

EastEnders

Best Exit

Sheree Murphy

Emmerdale

Best Comedy Performance

Alex Carter

Hollyoaks

Best Onscreen Partnership

David Neilson & Julie Hesmondhalgh

Coronation Street

Best Dramatic Performance

Mark Charnock

Emmerdale

Best Young Performance

Natalie Cassidy

EastEnders

Spectacular Scene of the Year

The Storm

Emmerdale

Best Single Episode

Say A Little Prayer

Doctors

Best Storyline

Tracy wreaks havoc

Coronation Street

Special Achievement

Mal Young

Co-creator of EastEnders & Family Affairs

Lifetime Achievement

Barbara Knox

Coronation Street

Previous Winners — 2003

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

Coronation Street

Best Actor

Brian Capron

Coronation Street

Best Actress

Kacey Ainsworth

EastEnders

Sexiest Male

Shane Richie

EastEnders

Sexiest Female

Jessie Wallace

EastEnders

Villain of the Year

Brian Capron

Coronation Street

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Jack McMullen

Brookside

Best Exit

Brian Capron

Coronation Street

Best Comedy Performance

Andrew Whyment

Coronation Street

Best Onscreen Partnership

Sarah White & Jack McMullen

Brookside

Best Dramatic Performance

Sue Nicholls

Coronation Street

Best Young Performance

N/A

Spectacular Scene of the Year

The demise of Richard Hillman

Coronation Street

Best Single Episode

Marlon & Tricia's thwarted wedding

Emmerdale

Best Storyline

Richard Hillman's reign of terror

Coronation Street

Special Achievement

Dean Sullivan

Brookside

Lifetime Achievement

N/A

Previous Winners — 2002

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

EastEnders

Best Actor

Martin Kemp

EastEnders

Best Actress

Kacey Ainsworth

EastEnders

Sexiest Male

Martin Kemp

EastEnders

Sexiest Female

Jessie Wallace

EastEnders

Villain of the Year

Alex Ferns

EastEnders

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Alex Ferns

EastEnders

Best Exit

Bracken The Dog

Emmerdale

Best Comedy Performance

Malcolm Hebden

Coronation Street

Best Onscreen Partnership

June Brown & John Bardon

EastEnders

Best Dramatic Performance

Raymond Quinn

Brookside

Best Young Performance

N/A

Spectacular Scene of the Year

Mandy & Adam's Car crash

Hollyoaks

Best Single Episode

Kat tells Zoe she is her mother

EastEnders

Best Storyline

Bullying and its tragic consequences

Brookside

Special Achievement

Tony Holland

Co-creator of EastEnders

Lifetime Achievement

N/A

Previous Winners — 2001

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

EastEnders

Best Actor

Martin Kemp

EastEnders

Best Actress

Natalie Cassidy

EastEnders

Sexiest Male

Martin Kemp

EastEnders

Sexiest Female

Tamzin Outhwaite

EastEnders

Villain of the Year

Steve McFadden

EastEnders

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Jessie Wallace

EastEnders

Best Exit

Naomi Radcliffe

Coronation Street

Best Comedy Performance

Sarah White

Brookside

Best Onscreen Partnership

William Tarmey & Elizabeth Dawn

Coronation Street

Best Dramatic Performance

Georgia Taylor

Coronation Street

Best Young Performance

N/A

Spectacular Scene of the Year

The Barn Fire

Emmerdale

Best Single Episode

The Live Episode

Coronation Street

Best Storyline

Mark, Linda & Mike's love triangle

Coronation Street

Special Achievement

Phil Redmond

Creator of Brookside & Hollyoaks

Lifetime Achievement

N/A

Previous Winners — 2000

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

EastEnders

Best Actor

Joe Absolom

EastEnders

Best Actress

Patsy Palmer

EastEnders

Sexiest Male

Michael Greco

EastEnders

Sexiest Female

Tamzin Outhwaite

EastEnders

Villain of the Year

Martin Kemp

EastEnders

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

Gary Lucy

Hollyoaks

Best Exit

Paul Loughran

Emmerdale

Best Comedy Performance

Sue Nicholls

Coronation Street

Best On-screen Partnership

Sue Jenkins & Dean Sullivan

Brookside

Best Dramatic Performance

Lindsey Coulson

Eastenders

Best Young Performance

N/A

Spectacular Scene of the Year

Bomb at the Mall

Brookside

Best Single Episode

N/A

Best Storyline

Sarah's Teenage Pregnancy

Coronation Street

Special Achievement

Tony Warren

Creator of Coronation Street

Lifetime Achievement

N/A

Previous Winners — 1999

Voted by the British public

Best British Soap

Coronation Street

Best Actor

Ross Kemp

EastEnders

Best Actress

Barbara Windsor

EastEnders

Sexiest Male

Michael Greco

EastEnders

Sexiest Female

Tamzin Outhwaite

EastEnders

Villain of the Year

Stephen Billington

Coronation Street

Voted by the panel

Best Newcomer

N/A

Best Exit

Claire King

Emmerdale

Best Comedy Performance

John Savident

Coronation Street

Best On-screen Partnership

David Neilson & Julie Hesmondhalgh

Coronation Street

Best Dramatic Performance

Kelvin Fletcher

Emmerdale

Best Young Performance

N/A

Spectacular Scene of the Year

N/A

Best Single Episode

N/A

Best Storyline

Tiffany discovers Grant’s affair with mother

EastEnders

Special Achievement

William Roache

Coronation Street

Lifetime Achievement

N/A

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