Thigh's the limit! Emmerdale's Fiona Wade reveals almost every inch of her long legs in a VERY racy split-skirted gown at the British Soap Awards
It was one of the biggest nights in Emmerdale's 18-year history, as the programme scooped the top gong at the British Soap Awards.
So it was a good job actress Fiona Wade went all-out in her racy ensemble as she rocked up to the ceremony on Saturday evening - held at London's Hackney Town Hall Assembly Rooms - flaunting almost every inch of her pins in the process.
The stunning brunette, 37, looked incredible as she showed off her slender legs in a daring leather bodice with a sheer skirt that was slashed to reveal her super-toned thighs.
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Leggy look: Fiona Wade looked sensational in a very daring corset and split-skirt style dress at the British Soap Awards at London's Hackney Town Hall Assembly Rooms on Saturday
Giving the appearance of a two-piece ensemble, the slender stunner - who plays Priya Sharma on the hit soap - made sure to flaunt her trim waistline and slight curved hips in the strapless corset-style top.
From a wide leather band around her middle fell a long sheer black skirt, completely open at the front, allowing her to show off her amazing stems.
However, she appeared to come into a spot of bother with the tricky garment as she walked up the crimson runway, holding the skirt as it caught in her heels - but she pulled it off with panache.
Best foot forward: Fiona, 37, ensured she showcased her long legs to their best advantage in her daring dress, which left very little to the imagination
Stunning: Fiona, who plays Priya Sharma on the soap, was certainly dressed to impress in the daring black ensemble
Keeping the rest of her dazzling look simple, she scraped her hair back in a chic top-knot as she strutted her stuff, looking the epitome of elegance despite wearing such a risque get-up.
Fiona showed off her natural beauty going for a nude make-up palette and accentuating her stunning cheekbones with brown blush.
She accessorized with a black and white clutch bag and stood tall in black strappy sandals, and blinged up her look with plenty of jewels on her hands - but left her neck and decolletage bare.
Thigh's the limit: The stunning actress left little to the imagination in her leather trimmed dress, complete with a split-fronted sheer skirt
Daring: All eyes were on Fiona as she dazzled on the red carpet in her unique style
Stylish: She looked chic with a simple nude manicure and matching pedicure as she marched proudly into the event
Emmerdale saw off their rivals from EastEnders and Coronation Street to scoop the best gong on the night, meaning there were no doubt plenty of celebrations later in the evening for the stars.
Lucy Pargeter joined Fiona to lead the glamorous brigade of cast members as they descended upon the red carpet for the star-studded event.
The 39-year-old actress looked incredible in a sophisticated black gown with a sheer cut-out at the bust and a leather belt cinching in the waist.
Also flying the flag for Emmerdale was Eden Taylor-Draper, who upped the glamour in a strapless black dress with a gold band around the waist.
The ITV show beat off competition from last year's winner EastEnders, as well as Coronation Street, Doctors and Hollyoaks, for the public-voted prize.
Elegant as ever: Emmerdale star Lucy Pargeter looked sensational as she joined Fiona on the red carpet
Black tie dress code: Eden Taylor-Draper also joined her co-stars in a chic and sophisticated black dress
There was further victory for Emmerdale's Danny Miller, who plays Aaron Livesy, as he won both best actor and best male dramatic performance.
At the ceremony at the Hackney Empire in London, Miller said: 'Soap actors and soap actresses, we're the hardest working bunch of actors in the business as far as I'm concerned, we come in at seven, we go home at seven and we do 60 pages a day. And we're paid s***e.'
EastEnders actress Lacey Turner had similar success, bagging the awards for best actress and best female dramatic performance - as well as being recognised for her character Stacey Branning's postpartum psychosis storyline.
Lovely Lucy: The 39-year-old actress looked incredible in a sophisticated black gown with a sheer cut-out at the bust and a leather belt cinching in the waist
Big win: The ITV show beat off competition from last year's winner EastEnders, as well as Coronation Street, Doctors and Hollyoaks, for the public-voted prize
But her cast mate Danny Dyer left empty-handed, despite three consecutive nominations for best actor.
Speaking earlier on the red carpet at Hackney Town Hall, he said: 'I don't win I'll be gutted. I'll be absolutely gutted, I ain't going to lie to ya. Everyone will say they'll be fine with it, but I will be really upset and I will sob me heart out.'
Emmerdale's cast and producers were presented with their award by Dame Joan Collins, who starred in 80s' American soap opera Dynasty.
She said : 'It is a real, real honour to be here because having worked on a few soaps myself, I really know not only how hard you work, but how truly talented you all are.
'And I also know how difficult it is to be able to turn on the waterworks at the drop of a hat, and most of you do that so brilliantly, so it's really, really impressive.'
EastEnders' actor Steve McFadden, who has played Phil Mitchell for 26 years, received an outstanding achievement award.
Appearing in a pre-recorded message, he said: 'Wow, wow. What can I say. I don't know what to say, because I don't really get awards - but I've got one now.'
After thanking his parents and the cast and crew of the BBC soap, he gave a special mention to Dame Barbara Windsor.
Main man: There was further victory for Emmerdale's Danny Miller, who plays Aaron Livesy, as he won both best actor and best male dramatic performance
Dame Barbara played his on-screen mother Peggy Mitchell until earlier this month, when her character died of cancer.
McFadden said: 'Last but not least, I must mention Barbara Windsor, who has been an absolute pleasure to work with, and a wonderful, wonderful person and friend in my life.
'Thank you Barbara for everything.'
Others to win awards included Coronation Street's Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan) and Patti Clare (Mary Taylor), Sally Dynevor and Joe Duttine (Sally Webster and Tim Metcalfe) for best on-screen partnership, EastEnders' Bonnie Langford (Carmel Kazemi) and Hollyoaks' Ruby O'Donnell (Peri Lomax).
The British Soap Awards airs on Sunday May 29 at 8pm on ITV.
Chic: Eden upped the glamour in a strapless black dress with a gold band around the waist
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