Bafta TV Awards shock as Casualty beats Coronation Street to win best soap

CASUALTY has scooped this year’s Bafta TV Award for best soap beating Coronation Street.

The medical drama romped to victory at the ceremony which was hosted in London with most of the nominees attending virtually from home.

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It comes after favourite to win Corrie enjoyed a critically-acclaimed year featuring the high-profile coercive control storyline with Geoff Metcalfe and Yasmeen Nazir.

Casualty also beat rivals EastEnders and Hollyoaks.

The hospital soap last won the award in 2018 and has won a total of two times before.

Last year Emmerdale took home the prize.

However this year the ITV soap wasn’t nominated – instead EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Casualty made up the short list.

Comedian Richard Ayoade returned to host the Bafta TV Awards 2021.

He hosted the virtual ceremony in 2020, following Graham Norton in 2019.

Although most stars will be appearing as holograms, Ayoade won't be the only celebrity present at the event.

Comedians Bill Bailey and Daisy May Cooper, Adrian Dunbar, star of Line Of Duty, presenter Maya Jama and dancer Oti Mabuse have been confirmed as guest presenters.

Other stars such as Paul Mescal, Jodie Comer, Billie Piper and Graham Norton will also be attending the event in person.

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