Best Pictures: The British Soap Awards 2012

The British Soap Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honour the best of British soap operas. The British Soap Awards 2012 were held in London on Saturday night (April 28) with Phillip Schofield as host.

The British Soap Awards 2012 : Photo

Host Phillip Schofield Photo

Host Phillip Schofield at the British Soap Awards 2012.

Mel C and Emma Bunton Photo

Mel C and Emma Bunton at The British Soap Awards 2012.

Pam St Clement Images

Pam St Clement, who played EastEnders stalwart Pat Butcher for 25 years, earned a standing ovation when she was given the lifetime achievement award.

Emmerdale at British Soap Awards

Emmerdale took the award for spectacular scene of the year for John and Moira's Car Accident.

Emmerdale's Jackson at British Soap Awards

Emmerdale's Jackson's Choice was named best storyline.

Emmerdale's Danny Miller at British Soap Awards

Best Actor went to Emmerdale's Danny Miller for the second year in a row, for his portrayal of Aaron Livesy who reluctantly helped his partner, Jackson, to die.

Michelle Keegan at British Soap Awards

Sexiest soap star Michelle Keegan with Keith Lemon at The British Soap Awards 2012.

Katherine Kelly at British Soap Awards

Corrie seized the award for Best Single Episode for Becky's Final Farewell, while Katherine Kelly took the award for Best Exit.

Natalie Gumede at British Soap Awards

Coronation Street’s Natalie Gumede, who plays Kirsty Soames, was crowned Best Newcomer.

Michelle Keegan at British Soap Awards

Corrie's Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre) took home the sexiest actress trophy for the fourth year running.

Andrew Lancel at British Soap Awards 2012

Picking up the award for Villain of the Year was actor Andrew Lancel - whose depiction of Carla Connor's evil fiance Frank Foster left Corrie viewers gripped.

Carla Connor raped by her fiance

Alison King, Coronation Street's Carla Connor, took the Best Actress award for her portrayal of the factory owner raped by her fiance.

Entire EastEnders cast at British Soap Awards 2012

Shane Richie took to the stage with the entire EastEnders cast to pick up the best soap prize.

Stephanie Davies at British Soap Awards 2012

Stephanie Davies had looked stunning

Earlier in the evening Stephanie Davies had looked stunning, the epitome of sophisticated glamour in a floor-sweeping black gown and diamond drop earrings.

But just hours later, Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davies was snapped in possibly the worst public display of affection as she left the Soap Awards after party.

As she smooched male model Jay Camilleri, the Liverpudlian’s micro-mini dress rode up around her waist exposing her bottom not only to the elements but also the gathered throng of photographers.

Stephanie Davies at British Soap Awards Party Hot Photo

Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davies has a major wardrobe malfunction after jumping onto male model Jay Camilleri following the British Soap Awards.

Stephanie Davies and Jay Camilleri at British Soap Awards

Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davies has a major wardrobe malfunction after jumping onto male model Jay Camilleri following the British Soap Awards.