Julie Walters beat out Amanda Redman and Sue Johnston for the Best Actress Award. “I’m thrilled. To be acknowledged by the public is special.”
Martin Clunes took the Best Actor Award for a second time. “I’m really chuffed. I love awards voted for by readers and viewers. They are much more special.”
Simon Cowell was delighted to become the first recipient of the Favourite TV Judge Award. Co-judges Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh were very jealous.
The X Factor also took the honours in the Favourite Reality Show category beating Strictly Come Dancing and another Cowell show, Britain’s Got Talent.
Holly Willoughby’s great presenting performance helped The Xtra Factor take the honours as our Favourite Digital Show.
Ant and Dec were presented their Favourite Double Act award in the Australian bush. Certainly more enjoyable than a Bushtucker Trial.
Fern Britton took the Editor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to TV. “A lovely surprise. I’ll treasure it. The best award I’ve ever received,” she said.
A second successive Favourite Soap Star award for the wonderful Lacey Turner. “All awards are special but when it is voted for by the viewers, it makes it even more so.”
For Paul O’Grady it is the fourth year in a row winning the Favourite Personality Award. “I’m thrilled. I’m just so grateful to the readers of TV Times for their loyalty.”
The Loose Women defeated big hitters Doc Martin and New Tricks in the Favourite Programme category. ‘Truly wonderful. A proud moment in our 10th year,” said Sherrie Hewson.
All round, all year excellence won the Programme of the Year award for Coronation Street. ‘Everyone here is thrilled,’ said Helen Worth who plays Gail Platt.
Comedian Michael McIntyre tickled planty of funny bones to win the award for Favourite Newcomer. ‘I really am honoured. It will take pride of place on my mantelpiece,’ he said.
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