The Inside Soap Awards is one of the biggest nights in the TV calendar and the stars of the small screen like to celebrate accordingly.

Famous faces from Hollyoaks, Emmerdale, EastEnders and Coronation Street gathered at London's swanky Sway Bar on Monday night to mark their achievements in style.

After the awards were handed out and the red carpet completed, many of the stars seized the opportunity to let loose with a drink or two.

Sally Dexter continued the party outside as she danced in the street
The Emmerdale star put on an animated display for the cameras
The actress went out on a high for what could be her last soap awards

Emmerdale star Sally Dexter looked in good spirits as she was papped tottering out of the venue with her goodie bag under her arm.

Sally, who plays Faith Dingle in the ITV soap, continued the party outside as she appeared to be dancing in the street.

The actress looked determined to end her night on a high after confirming her plans to leave Emmerdale this year.

Lorraine Stanley looked jubilant as she made her exit from the bash
The EastEnders actress clutched hold of her funniest female trophy
She lived up to her funny girl reputation as she pulled a series of wild poses from inside her taxi
 

While EastEnders actress Lorraine Stanely also appeared to be living her best life as she took home the award for Funniest Female.

The 43-year-old actress, best known for her role as Karen Taylor, emerged proudly clutching her trophy and pulled a variety of faces to show off her excitement.

She then proved her funny girl credentials by larking around in the back of her taxi.

EastEnders star Louisa Lytton leaves the bash in her taxi
Louisa looked blearly eyed
Clair Norris looked relieved to be rid of her high heels

By contrast, fellow EastEnder Louisa Lytton looked ready for bed as she closed her eyes in the back of her cab.

Her co-star Clair Norris also looked relieved to whip off her stiletto heels at the end night as she headed home to bed.

Jake Quickenden couldn't hide his delight as he showed off his new trophy
He then pulled some interesting faces for the waiting paps
Charming!

Hollyoaks' Jake Quickenden did not appear anywhere near ready to hit the hay when he finally emerged from the plush venue.

His first time at the bash turned out to be a very successful one as the Channel 4 program won the prestigious Best Soap Award for the first time ever.