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Jennifer Metcalfe showed off her wild side in a revealing sheer dress.AFP / Getty Images

While the soap stars proved they scrub up well, they also revealed a rather more daring side when it comes to make a style statement on the red carpet.

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Eastenders star Mimi Keene is pretty in peach at The Soap Awards.AFP / Getty Images

Hitting the red carpet for the annual British Soap Awards, all the stars from Weatherfield to Walford showed off an array of glamourous, bold and flesh- baring dresses as they gathered for their big night.

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Coronation Street's Kym Marsh looked demure in a white gown with silver detail.AFP / Getty Images

The UK's five biggest soaps - Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Doctors and Hollyoaks - battled it out in 12 different categories on the night, hosted by Philip Schofield.

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Alison King looked sexy and stylish in a mid-riff baring bleck dress.AFP / Getty Images

Eastenders cleaned up winning eight awards and left the Coronation Street cast to commiserate as they returned home to the cobbles with just two awards.

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Ruby O'Donnell matched an elaborate lace red dress with lace up shoes.AFP / Getty Images

There were also plenty of fashion winners and losers. Making an entrance at Manchester's Palace Theatre were Amy Walsh, Tisha Merry, Natalie Davies, Lucy Fallon, Fiona Wade, Mimi Keene, Kym Marsh and Jennifer Metcalfe.

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Amanda Clapham opted for a belly dancer inspired dress.AFP / Getty Images

While each rival star outdid the next, in the fashion stakes, some missed the mark spectacularly.

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Tisha Merry wore a bright pink dress with a sheer skirt.AFP / Getty Images

The British Soap Awards will be broadcast on Thursday 21 May, at 8pm on ITV.