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Emmerdale continues success with second Best Soap win

Danny Miller was crowned Best Soap Actor for his role in Emmerdale at the TV Choice Awards in London on Monday night (05Sep16).

Emmerdale continued its success by beating EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Coronation Street to be named Best Soap at the TV Choice Awards on Monday night (05Sep16).

The ITV show had some stiff competition but showed that their exciting storylines and multi-dimensional characters are still exciting viewers as it took home the gong at the annual ceremony, held at the Dorchester Hotel.

The award follows Emmerdale taking home the same gong at the British Soap Awards back in May (16).

The show's star Danny Miller also enjoyed a successful evening, after being named Best Soap Actor for his role as Aaron Livesy in the programme.

Following his win, Danny tweeted: "Wow!! Thank you to EVERYONE who voted for me and for @emmerdale #overwhelmed."

Lacey Turner won the Best Soap Actress gong for playing Stacey Slater on EastEnders, following her return to the BBC soap in 2014 after a four-year absence.

She beat Paula Lane, Jennifer Metcalfe and Lucy Pargeter to take home the award, and beamed with delight as she posed with her trophy.

Former X Factor contestant Shayne Ward was recognised for his role as Aidan Connor in Coronation Street. He was named Best Soap Newcomer, and took to Twitter to share his joy. "Thank you so much to everyone that voted.I am truly delighted. My Smile has not left my face.@itvcorrie I (heart emoji) You x."

Other winners included The Great British Bake Off, which took home Best Talent Show, I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! which was named Best Reality Show and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, which was crowned Best Entertainment Show.

Doctor Foster claimed the Best New Drama gong, while Downton Abbey was named Best Drama Series, and Tom Hiddleston and Sarah Lancashire were named Best Actor and Best Actress for their roles in The Night Manager and Happy Valley respectively.

The full list of winners at the TV Choice Awards 2016 is as follows:

Best New Drama - Doctor Foster

Best Drama Series - Downton Abbey

Best Actor - Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager

Best Actress - Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley

Best Family Drama - Call The Midwife

Best Reality Show - I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

Best Talent Show - The Great British Bake Off

Best Entertainment Show - Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Best Lifestyle Show - Gogglebox

Best Daytime Show - This Morning

Best Food Show - Sunday Brunch

Best International Show - Game of Thrones

Best Factual Show - Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

Best Comedy - Birds Of A Feather

Best Soap Actor - Danny Miller, Emmerdale

Best Soap Actress - Lacey Turner, EastEnders

Best Soap Newcomer - Shayne Ward, Coronation Street

Best Soap - Emmerdale

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