British Soap Awards 2011: It"s Corrie vs EastEnders as stars arrive in Manchester for biggest night of the year


British Soap Awards 2011: It"s Corrie vs EastEnders as stars arrive in Manchester for biggest night of the year

The sequinned gloves are off: It”s Corrie vs EastEnders fashion battle as stars arrive in Manchester for the British Soap Awards

9:42 PM on 14th May 2011

Soap style: Brooke Vincent in lime green Lipsy, Michelle Keegan in stunning gold and Sophie Powles in raunchy black and white arrive at the British Soap Awards in Manchester tonightSoap style: Brooke Vincent in lime green Lipsy, Michelle Keegan in stunning gold and Sophie Powles in raunchy black and white arrive at the British Soap Awards in Manchester tonightSoap style: Brooke Vincent in lime green Lipsy, Michelle Keegan in stunning gold and Sophie Powles in raunchy black and white arrive at the British Soap Awards in Manchester tonight

Soap style: Brooke Vincent in lime green Lipsy, Michelle Keegan in stunning gold and Sophie Powles in raunchy black and white arrive at the British Soap Awards in Manchester tonight

Best pals: Brooke arrived with her co-star Sacha Parkinson, who plays her onscreen lover, who was wearing an equally bright fuschia floorlength frock

Best pals: Brooke arrived with her co-star Sacha Parkinson, who plays her onscreen lover, who was wearing an equally bright fuschia floorlength frock

Racy lady: Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe was wearing a daring backless strappy black pant suit as she arrived with co-star Kris Fisher at Granada Studios Racy lady: Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe was wearing a daring backless strappy black pant suit as she arrived with co-star Kris Fisher at Granada Studios

Racy lady: Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe was wearing a daring backless strappy black pant suit as she arrived with co-star Kris Fisher at Granada Studios

Two tone: Emmerdale star Suzanne Shaw looked adorable in black and white while Jessica Forrest went for cutesie style in the same colours Two tone: Emmerdale star Suzanne Shaw looked adorable in black and white while Jessica Forrest went for cutesie style in the same colours

Two tone: Emmerdale star Suzanne Shaw looked adorable in black and white while Jessica Forrest went for cutesie style in the same colours

Red carpet style: Hollyoaks Stephanie Davis was in a stunning white gown by Coronation StreetRed carpet style: Hollyoaks Stephanie Davis was in a stunning white gown by Coronation Street

Red carpet style: Hollyoaks Stephanie Davis was in a stunning white gown by Coronation Street”s Katherine Kelly missed the mark in navy blue and yellow

Gothic style: Sugababes Jade Ewen, Amelle Berrabah and Heidi Range looked like they

Gothic style: Sugababes Jade Ewen, Amelle Berrabah and Heidi Range looked like they”d had something of a dark and brooding makeover on the red carpet

Hollyoaks babes: Rachel Shenton in chocolate brown silk, Kim Tiddy in a backless black gown and Stephanie Waring in a coffee coloured halterneck frock all looked stunning Hollyoaks babes: Rachel Shenton in chocolate brown silk, Kim Tiddy in a backless black gown and Stephanie Waring in a coffee coloured halterneck frock all looked stunning Hollyoaks babes: Rachel Shenton in chocolate brown silk, Kim Tiddy in a backless black gown and Stephanie Waring in a coffee coloured halterneck frock all looked stunning

Hollyoaks babes: Rachel Shenton in chocolate brown silk, Kim Tiddy in a backless black gown and Stephanie Waring in a coffee coloured halterneck frock all looked stunning

Mr and Mrs Moon: EastEnders stars Shane Ritchie, left, in Hugo Boss, and his screen wife Jessie Wallace, rightl ooking stunning in a white Grecian style frock with a jewelled neckline

Mr and Mrs Moon: EastEnders stars Shane Ritchie, left, in Hugo Boss, and his screen wife Jessie Wallace, rightl ooking stunning in a white Grecian style frock with a jewelled neckline

Screen family: EastEnders Jo Joyner, right, and her EastEnders

Screen family: EastEnders Jo Joyner, right, and her EastEnders” daughter Abi Branning, aka Lorna Fitzgerald

Back in black: Former Eastender Michelle Collins, CorrieBack in black: Former Eastender Michelle Collins, CorrieBack in black: Former Eastender Michelle Collins, Corrie

Back in black: Former Eastender Michelle Collins, Corrie”s Kym Marsh and current EastEnder Charlie Brooks all plumped for black dresses

On a mission: Jessie Wallace, Kym Marsh and Stephanie Davis were all seen arriving in Manchester today giving themselves plenty of time to get ready ahead of tonightOn a mission: Jessie Wallace, Kym Marsh and Stephanie Davis were all seen arriving in Manchester today giving themselves plenty of time to get ready ahead of tonightOn a mission: Jessie Wallace, Kym Marsh and Stephanie Davis were all seen arriving in Manchester today giving themselves plenty of time to get ready ahead of tonight

On a mission: Jessie Wallace, Kym Marsh and Stephanie Davis were all seen arriving in Manchester today giving themselves plenty of time to get ready ahead of tonight”s British Soap Awards

Red carpet ready: Hollyoaks stars Anna Shaffer and Jessica Forest, left, and Nicole Barber Lane and Gemma Merna, right, were all getting ready to glam up Red carpet ready: Hollyoaks stars Anna Shaffer and Jessica Forest, left, and Nicole Barber Lane and Gemma Merna, right, were all getting ready to glam up

Red carpet ready: Hollyoaks stars Anna Shaffer and Jessica Forest, left, and Nicole Barber Lane and Gemma Merna, right, were all getting ready to glam up

Popstar style: Amelle Berrabah seems to be jokingly coveting bandmate Heidi Range

Popstar style: Amelle Berrabah seems to be jokingly coveting bandmate Heidi Range”s bags of shopping as the pair arrive in Manchester for tonight”s bash

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Lad”s night out: Hollyoaks star Emmet J Scanlan, left, and EastEnders star Shane Ritchie, right, arrived carefully carrying their suits ahead of tonight”s ceremony