EastEnders’ Laurie Brett and Adam Woodyatt won Best On Screen Partnership at the British Soap Awards, playing on-off couple Ian and Jane Beale.

Accepting the award, Laurie said: “Well I will say this, my relationship with Adam’s lasted longer than anything in real life! And that’s the truth. And I’ve also had less arguments with him than most people. And yeah he’s just brilliant to work with and clearly crazy.”

The Walford couple beat stern competition to win the honour, including:

Sally Dynevor and Joe Duttine (Sally Webster and Tim Metcalfe, Coronation Street)
 
Ian Midlane and Jessica Regan (Al Haskey and Niamh Donoghue, Doctors)
 
Verity Rushworth and Michael Parr (Donna Windsor and Ross Barton, Emmerdale)
 
Ellis Hollins and Ruby O’Donnell (Tom Cunningham and Peri Lomax, Hollyoaks)

Watch the exclusive clip from the British Soap Awards, screening on ITV on Thursday, May 21.