Jane McDonald delighted her fans when she was announced as the replacement host of the British Soap Awards, replacing Phillip Schofield.
The glamorous singer took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank viewers for their support after the event, which saw the long-time soap fan in her element.
Alongside her sweet message, she posted some photos from the event, including three showing herself in the sparkly gold dress she wore as host and another in the long, dark red velvet gown she also donned during the evening.
The starlet looked fabulous, with her long brunette hair styled in loose waves and dramatic smoky eye makeup. The former Loose Women panellist captioned the images: "Thank you for all the wonderful and positive messages after last night's British Soap Awards were televised.
"It was a dream come true to host the awards, and I loved every minute! Massive thanks to Lifted Entertainment, everyone at @ITV and all the fabulous staff at @The_Lowry."
Jane thanked fans for her support
Jane's followers were quick to share their love her presenting style and fashion sense, with one responding: "You were the ultimate professional as always, loved it".
Others agreed, chiming in: "You were fabulous and looked stunning you are perfect to present the British Soap Awards long may you continue," "You were fabulous Jane looked stunning, gorgeous frock, well done," and: "You looked sensational and did a fantastic job!"
The 60-year-old presenter looked spellbinding on the night in a figure-skimming frock featuring an asymmetrical neckline, swathes of folded fabric and a floor-grazing hemline which she teamed with a pair of strappy gold heels, dramatic gold drop earrings and sleek gold bangles.
Jane was announced as Phillip's replacement on Thursday and penned a statement which read: "Oh my god…..everyone knows how much I LOVE my soaps, this year I've been honoured to be mentioned in Corrie, EastEnders and Emmerdale, so this is just a dream come true. I can't wait to see all our wonderful soap nominees and celebrate all their hard work with them - roll on the awards, I can't wait!"
Taking to Twitter, she added: "I'm so excited to be this year's host for The British Soap Awards!! I LOVE my soaps, so this is just a dream come true. I can’t wait to see all our wonderful soap nominees and celebrate all their hard work with them - roll on the awards! Tuesday, 8pm, @ITV & @ITVX."
Phillip stepped down from his presenting role after he admitted to an affair with a younger male colleague whilst at This Morning.
He later issuing the following statement: "I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning.
"Contrary to speculation, whilst I met the man when he was a teenager and was asked to help him to get into television, it was only after he started to work on the show that it became more than just a friendship. That relationship was unwise, but not illegal. It is now over."
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