Coronation Street were the big winners last night at the TV Choice Awards and walked away with both the Best Soap award – beating rival TV show Eastenders – as well as the Best Actress gong, which went to absent star Michelle Keegan.
The star studded ceremony was staged at the plush Dorchester Hotel in Central London and even though Michelle didn’t turn up to collect her trophy, the stars of the ITV soap were still busy celebrating in her absence.
The Corrie cast released a statement which said:
“We are delighted to be taking this award back to Manchester to the incredibly talented and hard-working team, led by our producer Stuart Blackburn, who work tirelessly to produce quality drama week in week out.
“This year has been a great year on Corrie and there is more excellent drama to come.”
Also celebrating impressive wins on the night were Ant and Dec, who walked away with triple honours at the event, when their own TV show Saturday Night Takeaway walked away with Best Entertainment Show, Britain’s Got Talent took Best Talent Show and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here landed the gong for Best Reality Show
David Tennant was well recognised too and he won the award for Best Actor for his role in ITV crime drama Broadchurch, which was also heralded as Best New Drama.
He was full of pride too when the show that helped him shoot to fame, BBC sci fi drama Doctor Who, picked up the award for Best Drama Series. Tennant no longer stars in the show after departing in 2010, but he has filmed a special one off episode to celebrate the series’ 50th anniversary. He will star in the programme with Matt Smith and former co star Billie Piper.
Doctor Who was recognised again later in the night and awarded a special gold trophy for it’s ‘outstanding contribution’ to television as it celebrates its half century mark in November.
Jeremy Kyle won Best Daytime Show for his morning chat series, while Miranda Hart Best Actress for the second year running for her role as nurse Chummy in BBC drama Call the Midwife. Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs took the award for Best Entertainment and Lifestyle show, while Mrs Brown’s Boys again was named Best Comedy in Britain.
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Outstanding Contribution Award – Doctor Who
Best Actor – David Tennant, Broadchurch
Best Actress – Miranda Hart, Call the Midwife
Best Soap – Coronation Street
Best New Drama – Broadchurch
Best Drama Series – Doctor Who
Best Comedy – Mrs. Brown’s Boys
Best Reality Show – I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
Best Talent Show – Britain’s Got Talent
Best Entertainment Show – Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Best Factual Entertainment & Lifestyle Show – Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
Best Daytime Show – The Jeremy Kyle Show
Best Food Show – Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals
Best International Show – The Big Bang Theory
Best Soap Actor – Shane Richie (Alfie Moon, EastEnders)
Best Soap Newcomer – David Witts (Joey Branning, EastEnders)
Best Soap Actress – Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, Coronation Street)