EastEnders scores award hat trick
EastEnders has picked up three prizes at the TV Quick and TV Choice awards, including best soap.
The BBC show won best soap storyline, for the episodes where character Danielle Jones revealed she was Ronnie
Mitchell’s long-lost daughter.
Lauren Crace, who played Danielle, also took home the acting award for best soap newcomer.
Coronation Street stars Simon Gregson and Katherine Kelly were awarded the best soap actor and actress prizes.
The EastEnders storyline upset some Albert Square fans in April, when Danielle was killed in a road accident just after telling Ronnie - played by Samantha Womack - she was her daughter.
The hour-long episode was a ratings hit, and the BBC defended the twist, saying the show contained all the elements of high drama associated with a great soap episode.