Emmerdale loses out to Corrie at BAFTAs with fans furious as award is cut from show

Emmerdale lost out on the BAFTA award to Coronation Street during the glittering ceremony on Sunday 8 May.

The ITV soap lost out to its rival, which airs on the same channel, as Corrie was given the Soap and Continuing Drama gong in a ceremony hosted at Southbank's Royal Festival Hall in London.

But, the presentation of the actual award was cut from the final edit of the show and was instead included in a roundup at the end of the programme.

However, the cast of the soap celebrated their win in a video posted on Coronation Street's Twitter page.

The glammed up cast can be seen cluthcing into the BAFTA award and glasses of fizz as they say to the camera: "We won a BAFTA" before letting out a big cheer.

Corrie beat fellow nominees Casualty, Coronation Street, Emmerdale to win the award.

Meanwhile, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Holby City were not nominated for the accolade.

Despite the soap's win loyal soap fans were left furious that Emmerdale lost out.

One user tweeted: "How the hell did @emmerdale miss out on the BAFTA awards seriously Emmedale was absolutely brilliant specially @KevMathurin @FionaWade_ was absolutely brilliant".

"disgusted Emmerdale is far better," another raged while a third added: "See @emmerdale this could have been you if you hadn't drawn out the most stupid storyline in soap history. Yep Menna's final victim was your BAFTA hopes."

Meanwhile, more fans shared their frustration the award presentation wasn't aired for viewers at home.

One said: "Shame you didn't show the award being given on the show. Better than wasting time with other filler VT's. This was a major award and should've been shown. #Corrie".

"Congratulations #Corrie for @BAFTA win for Soap and Continuing Drama Award. Really bad editorial choice not to include in televised ceremony. Everything should have been shown. What is another hour to committed viewers", another fumed.

As a third added: "It wasn't even screened. It was just announced during the closing credits that @itvcorrie had won. Very poor from @BAFTA. A shambles of an awards programme."

Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Metcalfe on the soap, accepted the gong and used her speech to highlight the important hate crime storyline in the soap, which was inspired by the true story of Sophie Lancaster, who was brutally killed in a savage hate crime attack in Lancashire in 2007.

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Actress Sally said: "We weren’t expecting this tonight, we really weren’t, so thank you so much BAFTA for this award.

"Working on this show is just a privilege – and the drama and the comedy go so well on Corrie.

"And one of the most important stories we have told this year was the hate crime story. So we would like to dedicate this to Sophie Lancaster and her mother Sylvia Lancaster."

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