Emmerdale stars unite for Marlon Dingle actor Mark Charnock surprise at the British Soap Awards

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EMMERDALE actor Mark Charnock was left shocked at the British Soap Awards as former cast members returned to present his surprise award.

Former Emmerdale stars Gemma Atkinson, Sheree Murphy and Verity Rushworth made a surprise appearance as Mark won the this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

Marlon Dingle actor Mark Charnock won this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award

Former Emmerdale stars Gemma Atkinson, Sheree Murphy and Verity Rushworth made a surprise appearance

Mark has played Marlon Dingle on the ITV soap for more than 25 years.

The British Soap Awards chose to bring back Marlon’s most significant on-screen exes to present the award.

The trio paid tribute to Mark as an “incredible actor” and reflected on his hard-hitting storylines over the years.

Mark was left stunned as he took to the stage to receive the award and thanked his co-stars.

This year’s British Soap Awards took place at The Lowry in Salford. 

Coronation Street and EastEnders took home the most prizes.

Corrie won six awards in total, but EastEnders pulled off a clean sweep of the viewer-voted categories including the coveted award for Best Soap.

This is the first time EastEnders has won the top price since 2015.

Earlier this week, HOAR exclusively revealed how Jane, 60, had stepped in to host the annual ceremony for the first time after Phillip, 61, announced he had quit ITV entirely and the award show, which he has hosted since 2006.

The star took to the red carpet in a red velvet gown, before changing into an even more fabulous glittering gold dress for the ceremony itself.

HOAR Online said: “Jane is a natural at this. It’s obvious she loves soaps and the audience loves her for it. She had fans in hysterics with her performance – even breaking into song during the down bits.

“It was like she’s been doing it for years. The audience and soap stars absolutely loved her.”

An insider added: “It’s clear the soap stars were all thrilled to have Jane hosting and not have anything overshadow their hard-work over the year, just as it should be.”

Read the full list on this year’s winners here.

The British Soap Awards will air on ITV1 on Tuesday from 8pm.

Phillip Schofield’s British Soap Awards replacement Jane McDonald has been praised after the new host had fans in hysterics

EastEnders won in the viewer-voted categories including Best Soap

EastEnders has not won the top price since 2015