Popular TV duo Ant and Dec were again voted the kings of British TV entertainment after capturing two more gongs at the National Television Awards last night.
The Geordie stars (pictured), properly known as Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, picked up the award for Best Entertainment Programme with their weekend hit show ‘Saturday Night Take Away’
And for the ninth consecutive year, the pair were voted Best Entertainment Presenters.
After picking up their second NTA trophy of the night, McPartlin told everyone at the O2 Arena: “In the car on the way here, we said the winning streak’s got to end soon and thought it would be tonight, we really did.
“They’re three massive shows (Saturday Night Take Away, Britain’s Got Talent and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here), we love making them and we’ll continue to make them as long as you enjoy them.”
It was also a very good night for Stephen Fry, who picked up two awards at the glittering and very eventful ceremony.
Fry won his first gong for Best Star Travel Documentary with ‘Stephen Fry In America’. He then later won the ‘Special Recognition in Television’ award after seeing a tape where Prince Charles, Hugh Laurie, Alan Davies and Jo Brand all gave him huge praise for his work.
It was to be another memorable night for David Tennant as he collected the trophy for Best Drama Performance for his role as ‘Dr Who’. The show also went on to win Best Drama.
Rival soap ‘Eastenders’ did have something to celebrate when actress Lacey Turner, who plays Stacey Slater, picked up an award for Best Serial Drama Performance for her character’s illness storyline.
The BBC’s ‘Gavin and Stacey’ could not have finished on a higher note after picking up the Best Comedy award.
And Simon Cowell had reason to cheer as ‘The X Factor’ beat ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the exciting and hugely contested battle for Most Popular Talent Show.
The ceremony was presented by Dermot O’Leary and was broadcast live on ITV 1. The show kicked off with X Factor winner Joe McElderry performing ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ – reportedly believed to be his next single.
The X Factor theme continued with a a memorable performance from twins John and Edward and rapper Vanilla Ice.
The full list of winners is below.
Best Entertainment Presenters: Ant and Dec
Comedy Programme: Gavin and Stacey
Outstanding Serial Drama Performance: Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater’s illness in Eastenders)
Most Popular Star Travel Documentary: ‘Stephen Fry In America’
Most Popular Newcomer: Craig Gazey (Graeme Proctor in Coronation Street)
Most Popular Entertainment Programme: Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away
Most Popular Drama: ‘Dr Who’
Most Popular Factual Programme: ‘Loose Women’
Most Popular Talent Show: ‘The X Factor’
Outstanding Drama Performance: David Tennant – ‘Dr Who’
Special Recognition For Work In Television: Stephen Fry
Best Serial Drama: ‘Corononation Street’