Emmerdale, Downton Abbey and Happy Valley were among the big winners. Find out who won what at the 2016 TV Choice Awards.

Dame Barbara Windsor has been honoured for her outstanding contribution to television at the 20th annual TV Choice Awards.

The ceremony saw the biggest names in television being honoured at a star-studded event held at London’s Dorchester hotel.

Barbara Windsor (Ian West/PA)

ITV soap Emmerdale was the other big winner as it was named best soap over EastEnders, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks for the very first time.

The swansong series of Downton Abbey was named best drama series, while best actor went to Tom Hiddleston for BBC One’s The Night Manager.

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Dame Barbara said she was “absolutely delighted” to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Television Award.

She said: “It is such an honour to be recognised by TV Choice and it had not been something I ever expected to receive so I am extremely grateful.

“I have been in the business for over 66 years and I have been fortunate to have been involved in some truly outstanding productions that all mean so much to me, so to know that they also mean a lot to the audience is extremely touching.

Barbara Windsor in EastEnders (Kieron McCarron/BBC)

“Everyone knows how much love I have for EastEnders and that show has played such a pivotal part in my career, without it I may not be receiving this award. Although Peggy may no longer be with us, she and the show will never leave my heart.”

Walford stalwart Peggy, who had been played by Dame Barbara since 1994, took her own life after being diagnosed with terminal cancer in scenes broadcast in May.

Happy Valley’s leading lady, Sarah Lancashire, beat the likes of Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael, Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones and Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory to be named best actress.

Sarah Lancashire (Ben Blackall/Red Productions/BBC)

Doctor Foster triumphed in another category as it was named best new drama.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best New Drama – Doctor Foster, BBC One

Suranne Jones in Doctor Foster (Des Willie/BBC)

Best Drama Series – Downton Abbey, ITV

Best Actor Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager, BBC One

Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager (BBC/The Ink Factory/Des Willie)

Best Actress – Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley, BBC One

Best Family Drama – Call The Midwife, BBC One

Best Reality Show – I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, ITV

Ant and Dec (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Best Talent Show – The Great British Bake Off, BBC One

Best Entertainment Show – Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV

Best Lifestyle Show – Gogglebox, Channel 4

Best Daytime Show – This Morning, ITV

Holly Willoughby (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

Best Food Show – Sunday Brunch, Channel 4

Best International Show – Game Of Thrones, Sky Atlantic

Best Factual Show – Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs, ITV

Best Comedy – Birds Of A Feather, ITV

EastEnders’ Lacey Turner (BBC)

Best Soap Actor – Danny Miller, Emmerdale, ITV

Best Soap Actress – Lacey Turner, EastEnders, BBC One

Best Soap Newcomer – Shayne Ward, Coronation Street, ITV

Shayne Ward arriving for the TV Choice Awards 2016 (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire)

Best Soap – Emmerdale, ITV

Outstanding Contribution to Television – Dame Barbara Windsor