Hollyoaks favourites Emmett Scanlan and Kieron Richardson were among the winners, picking up the ‘Forbidden Lovers’ award for their portrayal of Brendan Brady and Ste Hay’s intense relationship.
News of the pair’s success comes just as viewers have seen Scanlan’s dramatic final scenes in the role of Brendan this week.
Speaking of the triumph, Scanlan commented: “It’s just incredible. Out of all my awards, this was the one I was most confident about because I know how hardcore the Stendan fans are. It’s nice to have this trophy too, because this is the final chapter.
"Their bond was destructive at times, but in Steven, Brendan found true love. The feelings were so strong - Brendan even killed for him. They certainly weren’t your conventional couple, but who is?"
Richardson added: “If I could snog every single person who voted for us I would! We’re chuffed that people have taken Ste and Brendan into their hearts.”