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15 November 2022

Celebrations in Poplar and The Dales as Call The Midwife and Emmerdale do the double

tv choice awards 2022

JENNY AGUTTER AND MARK CHARNOCK SCOOP FIRST TV CHOICE AWARDS ACTING HONOURS

ALONGSIDE THEIR TRIUMPHANT SHOWS

BRADLEY WALSH & CO LIFT THE TROPHY AS THE CHASE ENDS THIS MORNING’S RUN OF WINS

UNSTOPPABLE I’M A CELEBRITY… LANDS ANT & DEC MORE SILVERWARE WHILE STRICTLY STRUTS UP TO THE STAGE AGAIN

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It’s clear the nation hasn’t tired of tales from Nonnatus House, as Call The Midwife picks up yet another trophy at this year’s TV Choice Awards, while stalwart star and national treasure Jenny Agutter wins our Best Actress prize, a decade after the series made its debut.

And while the pride of Yorkshire – Emmerdale – is named Best Soap by viewers and readers yet again, there’s a first TV Choice Awards win for the show’s Mark Charnock, for his moving performance as stroke survivor Marlon Dingle, 26 years after he became the wayward clan’s latest member to arrive in the village.

Meanwhile, the storylines surrounding another troubled soap favourite – EastEnders’ Jean Slater – have led to Gillian Wright grabbing her first ever TV Choice gong for her portrayal of Stacey’s struggling mum, who first appeared in Walford 18 years ago.

This year’s winners are announced tonight at a glittering ceremony – hosted by Jo Brand – at The London Hilton on Park Lane, where TV’s biggest names have gathered for the much-loved event, held live for the first time since 2019.

For some it is business as usual – with I’m A Celebrity… gaining yet another Best Reality Show award – its 17th – for the second series which swapped Australia’s bush for Wales’ Gwrych Castle. However, it’s all change when it comes to the Best Daytime Show category, as Bradley Walsh and his brainbox buddies end This Morning’s winning streak with a first award for their teatime TV treat, The Chase.

There’s cause for Channel 5 to break out the bubbly as its On The Farm shows defeat 24 Hours In A&E, Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad and The Repair Shop to win Best Factual Show. Over at Channel 4, there’ll be celebrations thanks to another win for Gogglebox and Celebrity Gogglebox in the Best Entertainment show.

Meanwhile, streaming giant Netflix are reflecting how our viewing habits are changing, grabbing three awards. TV Choice readers have taken After Life to their hearts with two previous wins, and this year its star and creator Ricky Gervais is rewarded with our Best Comedy Performance prize, for the bittersweet series’ third and final run. Smash hit period romp Bridgerton follows its Best New Drama win with a first triumph as Best Drama Series. And touching coming-of-age drama Heartstopper beats another Netflix hit, Squid Game, The Larkins and This Is Going To Hurt to be named Best New Drama, completing the Netflix hat-trick.

Elsewhere, though Tess and Claudia can’t compete with Ant and Dec’s bulging trophy cabinet, we know that British viewers still love seeing stars take on the challenge of the Cha and Charleston, as BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing is named the nation’s Best Talent Show, beating ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent and The Masked Singer and Channel 4’s Bake Off shows to clinch a win for the 19th series, in which Giovanni Pernice and Rose Ayling-Ellis triumphed to lift the coveted Glitterball trophy.

 

WINNERS LIST 2022

BEST DRAMA SERIES

Bridgerton, Netflix

BEST FAMILY DRAMA

Call The Midwife, BBC1

BEST NEW DRAMA

Heartstopper, Netflix

BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW

Gogglebox/Celebrity Gogglebox, Channel 4

BEST REALITY SHOW

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, ITV

BEST COMEDY PERFORMANCE

Ricky Gervais, After Life, Netflix

BEST TALENT SHOW

Strictly Come Dancing, BBC1

BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW

Long Lost Family/Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace, ITV

BEST DAYTIME SHOW

The Chase, ITV

BEST ACTOR

Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders, BBC1

BEST ACTRESS

Jenny Agutter, Call The Midwife, BBC1

BEST FACTUAL SHOW

This Week On The Farm/Springtime On The Farm/Summer On The Farm/Winter On The Farm, Channel 5

BEST FOOD SHOW

James Martin’s Saturday Morning, ITV

BEST SOAP ACTOR

Mark Charnock, Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale, ITV

BEST SOAP ACTRESS

Gillian Wright, Jean Slater, EastEnders, BBC1

BEST SOAP

Emmerdale, ITV

 

Summary:

5 BBC Wins

Best Talent Show, Strictly Come Dancing

Best Actor, Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders

Best Actress, Jenny Agutter, Call The Midwife

Best Family Drama, Call The Midwife

Best Soap Actress, Gillian Wright, EastEnders

6 ITV wins

Best Reality Show, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Best Lifestyle Show, Long Lost Family/Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace

Best Daytime Show, The Chase

Best Food Show, James Martin’s Saturday Morning

Best Soap, Emmerdale

Best Soap Actor, Mark Charnock, Emmerdale

3 Netflix wins

Best Drama Series, Bridgerton

Best New Drama, Heartstopper

Best Comedy Performance, Ricky Gervais, After Life

1 Channel 4 win

Best Entertainment Show, Gogglebox/Celebrity Gogglebox

1 Channel 5 win

Best Factual Show, This Week On The Farm/Springtime On The Farm/Summer On The Farm/Winter On The Farm

 

Notes to Editors:

TVChoice is Britain’s biggest-selling magazine. Its popular TV Choice Awards, which celebrates its 26th anniversary this year, honours the nation’s favourite TV shows and stars and is voted purely by an audience of 600,000+ TV fans.

 

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Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including TVChoice, heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Network brand. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

 

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