SOAP BAUBLES; Corrie beauty Nikki sparkles in pounds 100k gems.
CORRIE stunner NIKKI SANDERSON stole the show at last night's British Soap Awards even before the gongs were given out - by arriving in pounds 100,000 worth of jewels.
Sexy Nikki made her dazzling entrance in earrings and a heavy bauble-style necklace by top jewellers Aspreys.
And even though the gems were on loan and only hers for the night, she beamed: "I feel a million dollars in my jewels. They are fantastic."
Nikki, 21, looked fabulous after squeezing her curves into a low-cut, figure-hugging electric blue Kyri dress. She happily posed with hand on hip and a smile as wide as The Street.
Never far from her side was on-screen boyfriend DANNY YOUNG (Warren Baldwin) who wore a brilliant-white suit.
But if Nikki (who plays Candice Stowe) looked a dish, one star looked a real dog - Corrie canine SCHEIMICHEL who was wearing a specially-made doggie tuxedo.
He was walked in by young star SAM ASTON (Chesney Brown) who also wore a tux. One onlooker said: "They made a wonderful matching pair."
Nikki's Corrie co-star and rival for the Sexiest Female gong SAMIA GHADIE (Maria Sutherland) wore an emerald green Karen Millen dress, while sporting a new blonde hairstyle.
There was a huge cheer for Emmerdale's SAMMY WINWARD (Katie Williams) another babe on the Sexiest Female shortlist. The heavily pregnant star, in a black dress, was with footballer boyfriend David Dunn at the event in London hosted by comic Paul O'Grady .
She was followed by her co-star LUCY PARGETER (Chastity Dingle) who is also due to give birth next month. She wore a striking red dress and was with her partner Rudi Coleano. Also in the Emmerdale team was PATSY KENSIT (Sadie King) showing off her new, trimmer figure in a pink suit by Catherine Walker.
EastEnders' NATALIE CASSIDY (Sonia Flowler) showed off her new 34D chest in a busty ballerina-style brown dress. She was with co-star and on-screen husband JAMES ALEXANDROU (Martin Fowler). But Family Affairs star EBONY THOMAS (Yasmin Green) took the award for the Worst Dressed. She wore a sickly bright yellow gown which showed almost all of her body. New mum CHARLIE BROOKS also wore yellow, but a flowing couture number.
However, EastEnders' KACEY AINSWORTH (Little Mo) made the biggest fashion faux-pas by turning up in the same dress as younger star AMY NUTTALL who has quit as Emmerdale's Chloe Atkinson .
EastEnders heart-throb NIGEL HARMON (Dennis Watts) was so late he was seen running behind the scenes in a tracksuit looking for somewhere to get changed.
BEST BRITISH SOAP
Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale. Family Affairs, Hollyoaks.
Corrie: Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald), Bill Ward (Charlie Stubbs), Antony Cotton (Sean Tully). Doctors: Ben Jones (Dr Greg Robinson), Christopher Timothy (Dr Mac McGuire), Ariyon Bakare (Dr Ben Kwarme). EastEnders: Nigel Harman (Dennis Rickman), Shane Richie (Alfie Moon), Perry Fenwick (Billy Mitchell). Emmerdale: Ken Farrington (Tom King), Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle), Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle). Family Affairs: Gary Webster (Gary Costello), Howard Saddler (Les Boulter), David Easter (Pete Callan). Hollyoaks: Matt Littler (Max Cunningham), Lee Otway (David "Bombhead" Burke), Nick Pickard (Tony Hutchinson).
Corrie: Sally Lindsay (Shelley Unwin), Tina O''Brien (Sarah Platt), Suranne Jones (Karen McDonald). Doctors: Corrine Wicks (Dr Helen Thompson), Diane Keen (Julia McGuire), Eva Fontaine (Nurse Faith Walker). EastEnders: Jessie Wallace (Kat Moon), Kacey Ainsworth (Little Mo Mitchell); Michelle Ryan (Zoe Slater). Emmerdale: Emma Atkins (Charity Tate), Elizabeth Estensen (Diane Sugden), Jane Cox (Lisa Dingle). Family Affairs: Kazia Pelka (Chrissy Costello), Anna Acton (Geri Evans), Carol Starks (Tanya Woods). Hollyoaks: Sarah Jayne Dunn (Mandy Hutchinson), Jodi Albert (Debbie Dean), Ali Bastian (Becca Hayton).
Corrie: Bill Ward (Charlie Stubbs), Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw), Danny Young (Warren Baldwin). Doctors: Ariyon Bakare (Dr Ben Kwarme), Ben Jones (Dr Greg Robinson), Steven Hartley (Dr Jack Ford). EastEnders: Nigel Harman (Dennis Rickman), Shane Richie (Alfie Moon), Joe Swash (Mickey Miller). Emmerdale: Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle), Karl Davies (Robert Sugden), Ben Freeman (Scott Windsor). Family Affairs: Seb Castang (Jake Walker), Ben Hull (Adam Green), Simon Merrells (Conrad Williams). Hollyoaks: Marcus Patric (Ben Davies), Stuart Manning (Russell Owen), Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osborne).
Corrie: Tina O''Brien (Sarah Louise Platt), Nikki Sanderson (Candice Stowe), Samia Ghadie (Maria Sutherland). Doctors: Corrinne Wicks (Dr Helen Thompson), Stirling Gallacher (Dr George Woodson), Andrea Green (Sarah Finch). EastEnders: Michelle Ryan (Zoe Slater), Pooja Shah (Kareena Ferreira), Jessie Wallace (Kat Moon). Emmerdale: Amy Nuttall (Chloe Atkinson), Sammy Winward (Katie Williams), Patsy Kensit (Sadie King). Family Affairs: Ebony Thomas (Yasmin Green), Carryl Thomas (Kelly Boulter). Hollyoaks: Gemma Atkinson (Lisa Hunter), Jodi Albert (Debbie Dean), Sarah Jayne Dunn (Mandy Hutchinson).
Corrie: Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow), Bill Ward (Charlie Stubbs), Sasha Behar (Maya Sharma). Doctors: Keeley Mills (Chloe Pearce), Sean Arnold (Harry Fisher), Mandana Jones (Ria Ford). EastEnders: Leslie Grantham (Den Watts), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Chrissie Watts), Billy Murray (Johnny Allen). Emmerdale: Lorraine Chase (Steph Stokes), Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle), Patsy Kensit (Sadie King). Family Affairs: Alex Hardy (Olly Taylor), David Easter (Pete Callan), Lee Warburton (Graham Harker). Hollyoaks: Daniel Hyde (Scott Anderson), Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osbourne), Chris Fountain (Justin Burton).
BEST COMEDY PERFORMANCE
Corrie: Maggie Jones (Blanche Hunt), Emmerdale: Deena Payne (Viv Hope), Family Affairs: Ebony Thomas (Yasmin Green), Hollyoaks: Carley Stenson (Steph Dean).
BEST DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE
Corrie: David Neilson (Roy Cropper), EastEnders: Gary Beadle (Paul Trueman). Family Affairs: Kazia Pelka (Chrissy Costello), Hollyoaks: Lee Otway (Bombhead).
BEST YOUNG DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE
Corrie: Sam Aston (Chesney Brown), EastEnders: Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater), Emmerdale: Charley Webb (Debbie Dingle), Hollyoaks: Chris Fountain (Justin Burton).
Corrie: Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow), EastEnders: Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater), Emmerdale: Patsy Kensit (Sadie King), Family Affairs: Gabrielle Glaister (Trish Wallace).
Corrie: Sasha Behar (Maya Sharma), EastEnders: Charlie Brooks (Janine Evans), Emmerdale: Emma Atkins (Charity Dingle), Family Affairs: Sam Barriscale (Sean Steel).
Corrie: Antony Cotton (Sean Tully), Doctors: Andrea Green (Sarah Finch), EastEnders: Tracy-Ann Oberman (Chrissie Watts), Emmerdale: Charlie Hardwick (Val Lambert).
BEST ON-SCREEN PARTNERSHIP
Corrie: Sam Aston & Schmeichel (Chesney Brown & Schmeichel), EastEnders: June Brown & John Bardon (Dot Branning & Jim Branning), Emmerdale: Charlie Hardwick & Elizabeth Estensen (Val Lambert & Diane Sugden), Hollyoaks: Lee Otway & Alex Carter (Bombhead & Lee Hunter).
Corrie: Maya takes revenge on Dev & Sunita. Emmerdale: Diane Sugden''s ongoing battle with colon cancer. Family Affairs: Gary and Chrissy Costello learn that family friend Bradley has been abusing their daughter Chloe. Hollyoaks: After the discovery of his dead mother in the house, Bombhead has to come to terms with his loss - with the help of Mr Cunningham's ghost.
SPECTACULAR SCENE OF THE YEAR
Corrie: Maya blows up Dev''s shops and takes Dev and Sunita hostage. Corrie: Les and Cilla''s whirlpool bath crashes through the ceiling. Hollyoaks: Tom''s firework party. Hollyoaks: Open-top bus.
BEST SINGLE EPISODE
Corrie: Maya blows up Dev''s shops. Doctors: Past Imperfect. EastEnders: Christmas Day. Emmerdale: Charity & Tom''s Wedding.
LOVERS: Nikki with Danny; SEXY: Corrie's Samia Ghadie; CUTE: Emmerdale's Adele Silva; GOLDEN GIRL: Kim Medcalf; SHE'S A DIAMOND: Corrie's Nikki; makes an impression with gems; GORGEOUS: Amy Nuttall; YOU'RE SWELL: Sammy Winward; PALS: Lacey Turner & Louisa Lytton; DIFFERENT: Hollyoaks' Sarah Dunn