Jacqueline Jossa looked sleek and sophisticated as she picked up her sexiest female gong at the Inside Soap Awards.

The EastEnders beauty wore a black dress for the glitzy ceremony at the Hippodrome in London.

She teamed it with an elegant up do.

Jacqueline Jossa (Ian West/PA)

Many of soap’s best known faces were on the carpet, including Corrie’s Kym Marsh.

She wore a low-cut black trouser suit with a shiny statement belt to the event, which saw her soap clinch four awards.

Kym Marsh (Ian West/PA)

One actress who veered away from black was Persephone Swales-Dawson.

The Hollyoaks actress, who bagged the best bad girl prize, stood out on the carpet in a brightly patterned dress.

Persephone Swales-Dawson (Ian West/PA)

Chelsee Healey was among the attendees, looking trim in a peach trouser suit with a scarf around her neck, and with her long dark hair tied back.

Chelsee Healey (Ian West/PA)

Emmerdale won four awards, including the top gong – best soap.

The cast were clearly thrilled to have pipped their rivals to the coveted trophy.

Emmerdale (Ian West/PA)

In the style stakes, Faye Brooks was a frontrunner.

The star showed off her enviable curves in her skintight red gown and strappy heals.

Faye Brookes (Ian West/PA)

Strictly was well-represented, with Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton taking time out from rehearsals for a little glitz and glamour.

They couldn’t resist showing off some of their moves as they posed for pictures.

Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton (Ian West/PA)