Stars hit red carpet ahead of British Soap Awards

British Soap Awards 2016 - Red Carpet - Arrivals

The British Soap Awards have kicked off with numerous famous faces on the red carpet.

The awards will see fan favourite Danny Dyer from EastEnders up for the best actor award, while Coronation Street's Alison King is in the running for best actress having left the show after 10 years.

Kieron Richardson, who will compete with Dyer for best actor, arrived at Hackney Town Hall in east London along with cast-mates Nikki Sanderson, and Andrew Hayden Smith.