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Line of Duty and EastEnders are double winners as Lorraine Kelly gets a Gold Award at TV Choice Awards 2019

Some of TV’s favourite stars took to the red carpet at The Hilton on Park Lane on Monday 9th September evening for the event that’s become a highlight of the showbiz calendar. The TV Choice Awards 2019 celebrated the best of the last twelve months in TV. And the glitzy ceremony saw some of Britain’s biggest celebrity names scoop the coveted trophies, as voted for by the British viewing public.

The 23rd annual event has honoured TV’s best stars and shows, but the night heralded a TV Choice debut for our sparkling host, comedy star Katherine Ryan.

Lorraine Kelly stayed up late so that we could present her with a gold award, to honour her outstanding achievement of 35 years on daytime TV, with the trophy handed over by her irrepressible ITV colleague, Piers Morgan.

Meanwhile, for a number of TV favourites th meant another TV Choice award for the trophy cabinet, as Call The Midwife, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, DIY SOS and This Morning added to their haul. However, there were also new winners celebrating success, including our Best Food Show Gordon, Gino And Fred: Road Trip and Ricky Gervais’s comedy After Life which landed Netflix its first TV Choice Awards victory in the Best Comedy category.

Meanwhile, our readers showed how environmental issues remain a major issue, by awarding our Best Factual prize to Blue Planet Live, following on from Blue Planet’s win in 2018.

There’s always a tough battle in the drama categories, and it’s fair to say that writer Jed Mercurio cleaned up. His Line of Duty won Best Drama for series five, while the cop drama’s Adrian Dunbar was named Best Actor. Jed also triumphed with Best New Drama, as the trophy went to his much talked-about Bodyguard. Meanwhile Jodie Comer added another prize to her tally as Best Actress for Killing Eve. 

In the soap categories, EastEnders took the double for Best Soap Actor and Best Soap Newcomer, while Coronation Street nabbed the Best Soap Actress gong and Emmerdale took the final award of the night for Best Soap.

Full list of winners and presenters are below and for more details of TV Choice Awards, visit: awards.tvchoicemagazine.co.uk

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Full Winners list:

Award

Winner

Presenter

Best Daytime Show

This Morning

Gaynor Faye

Best Actress

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Jeremy Vine

Outstanding Contribution to Television

Lorraine Kelly

Piers Morgan

Best Talent Show

Britain’s Got Talent

Steph McGovern

Dave Gorman

Best Reality Show

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

Mark Wright

Kirsty Gallacher

Best Actor

Adrian Dunbar, Line of Duty

Hayley Mills

Best Food Show

Gordon, Gino And Fred: Road Trip

Daniel Ryan

Lindsey Coulson

Best Comedy

After Life

Tim Lovejoy

Simon Rimmer

Best Factual Show

Blue Planet Live

Anne Hegarty

Mark Labbett

Best Drama Series

Line of Duty

Louise Theroux

Best Lifestyle Show

DIY SOS: The Big Build

Al Murray

Angela Griffin

Best Family Drama

Call The Midwife

Tim Healy

Sue Holderness

Best New Drama

Bodyguard

Belinda Owusu

Nic Jakman

Best Entertainment Show

The Graham Norton Show

Pat Sharp

Best Soap Newcomer

Kara-Leah Fernandes, EastEnders

Owen McDonnell

Sean Delaney

Best Soap Actress

Alison King, Coronation Street

James Martin

Best Soap Actor

Danny Dyer, EastEnders

Martin & Shirlie Kemp

Best Soap

Emmerdale

Rob Rinder

 

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Susie Asbury – Acting Communications Director, Publishing

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