Philip Schofield will host the annual awards ceremony on Saturday, April 28, and it will be aired on ITV1 on Wednesday, May 2 at 8pm.
A host of stars are due to be announced as award presenters in the near future.
Zoe Hardman and Joe Swash will also host The British Soap Awards 2012: The Party on ITV2, where they will interview award winners, nominees and other guests.
The full viewer and panel shortlists were announced earlier this month after the first round of viewer voting.
Fans can still vote for 'Sexiest Male', 'Sexiest Female', 'Villain of the Year', 'Best Actor', 'Best Actress' and 'Best British Soap' on the official website.
Voting closes on April 27.
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