Coronation Street and ITV2’s Celebrity Juice were among the big prize-winners at this year’s TV Bafta Awards, which were held at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday night.
Corrie picked up the prize for best continuing drama at the star-studded ceremony, with stars Michelle Keegan and William Roache among those who attended from the show.
And Celebrity Juice triumphed in the ‘audience award’ category, beating the likes of Sherlock and David Attenborough’s Frozen Planet to take the prize.
However Sherlock triumphed elsewhere, winning the best supporting actor award for Andrew Scott – who plays the detective’s nemesis Moriarty – while writer Steven Moffat also won a special award which was presented to him by the show’s star Benedict Cumberbatch, along with current Doctor Who Matt Smith.
Cumberbatch was also nominated for Best Actor – but he lost out to Dominic West for his role as serial killer Fred West in Appropriate Adult.
The hard-hitting drama was one of the big winners of the night, also picking up best actress awards for Emily Watson as Janet Leach – who heard West’s confessions in prison – and Monica Dolan, who played Rose West.
Other winners included Graham Norton, who won the prize for best entertainment programme but was unable to pick up the award in person as he was still returning from the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku.
Young Apprentice took the reality TV award while Jennifer Saunders won female performance in a comedy programme for her role in the latest episodes of Absolutely Fabulous – and told the audience, “That was a bit of a shock.”
This year’s ceremony was hosted by Dara O’Briain, with other attendees including the cast of Made In Chelsea, former TOWIE stars Amy Childs and Harry Derbidge, funnyman Ricky Gervais, TV presenter Davina McCall and TV veteran Rolf Harris, who won the Fellowship award.