It has been revealed that the British Soap Awards will air live for the first time on ITV.
The show, which usually, airs a few days after the ceremony, will instead now air on the same night, live on ITV.
Because the show was pre-recorded and then edited, the results were usually leaked, leading to fans not bothering to tune in.
An ITV spokesperson has confirmed that the ceremony will be broadcast live from Manchester, for the first time.
The awards will be hosted by This Morning’s Phillip Schofield, with last year’s ceremony at London’s Hackney Empire seeing Emmerdale win Best British Soap for the first time.
The British Soap awards will air later in the year on ITV.