Phillip Schofield hosts the awards show from the Lowry in Salford as the stars of Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks gather in celebration of the year's best soapland plotlines. Making use of the results of a public vote, along with the verdict of a panel of expert judges, the winners of the Best Actor and Actress, Villain of the Year, Best Newcomer, Scene of the Year and more are revealed. Last year, Emmerdale claimed the coveted Best Soap award, while EastEnders' Lacey Turner nabbed the Best Actress award for the 10th time.