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TV Choice Awards 2020: Killing Eve's Jodie Comer, Peaky Blinders and Coronation Street lead winners

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer scooped Best Actress for the second year in a row as she led the winners at the 2020 TV Choice Awards on Monday night.

The actress led the stars accepting their prizes during the first ever virtual ceremony, which was streamed for fans online.

It was a night of success for Coronation Street who swept the soap categories, while Peaky Blinders received the coveted Best Drama Series.








Riding high: Killing Eve star Jodie Comer scooped Best Actress for the second year in a row as she led the winners at the 2020 TV Choice Awards on Monday night

Riding high: Killing Eve star Jodie Comer scooped Best Actress for the second year in a row as she led the winners at the 2020 TV Choice Awards on Monday night

Jodie Comer beat out fierce competition from Vera’s Brenda Blethyn, Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones, and Our Girl’s Michelle Keegan thanks to her role as the ruthless assassin Villanelle.

Killing Eve has already been renewed for its fourth series, though it remains to be seen when filming will begin due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The Liverpudlian star accepted the award for Best Actress, saying: ‘I just wanted to pop in and say a huge thank you to everybody who voted for me this year. Thank you! Your continued support means so much, and I want you all to know that it doesn’t go unnoticed.

‘I hope that we can bring you the season four you deserve sooner rather than later, but it will be worth the wait. In the meantime take care and thank you very much.’ 

Iconic: Peaky Blinders won the coveted award for Best Drama Series, beating out Killing Eve, Our Girl and Sex Education, while Call The Midwife received Best Family Drama

Iconic: Peaky Blinders won the coveted award for Best Drama Series, beating out Killing Eve, Our Girl and Sex Education, while Call The Midwife received Best Family Drama 








‘I hope we can bring you the fourth season that you all deserve. But, It will be worth the wait. In the meantime take care!’  

Doc Martin star Martin Clunes scooped the Best Actor award, mere hours after it was announced the ITV series will end in 2021. 

He beat out David Tennant (Deadwater Fell), Stephen McGann (Call The Midwife) and Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Accepting the award, Martin said: ‘Thank you so so much for this amazing award. I’m so glad that you still like this show after nine series!

‘You obviously like it enough to vote for me because there was some classy competition this year in the actors category. We’re blown away. It’s a family business and we love making it, down in Cornwall.

There are so many people to thank, so many writers, such an amazing cast. But the most important person is my amazing wife who has produced every single script of nine series.

‘And I am allowed to tell you there will be a tenth series. We are going to make that next year, Covid or not!’ 

Screen star: Doc Martin star Martin Clunes scooped the Best Actor award, mere hours after it was announced the ITV series will end in 2021

Screen star: Doc Martin star Martin Clunes scooped the Best Actor award, mere hours after it was announced the ITV series will end in 2021

Elsewhere Peaky Blinders won the coveted award for Best Drama Series, beating out Killing Eve, Our Girl and Sex Education.

Paul Anderson thanked the crew and fans for the award, saying: ‘It means alot because it’s voted for by you guys [the viewers]…

‘And shows me that Peaky Blinders fans are without a doubt number one. It’s an honour and I’m very humbled and appreciative of this award.’ 

Acclaimed: This Morning once again received the award for Best Daytime, with hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby accepting the prize earlier in the day

Acclaimed: This Morning once again received the award for Best Daytime, with hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby accepting the prize earlier in the day

Call The Midwife received Best Family Drama, with star of the show Stephen McGann appearing on set to accept the award, before throwing to his co-stars.

Jenny Agutter, Leonie Elliott, Fenella Woolgar, Annabelle Apsion and Cliff Parisi all sent in video messages from home, thanking fans for supporting the show.  

Best New Drama was awarded to White House Farm, a surprise victory over nominees Gangs Of London, Gentleman Jack and Normal People. 

In a video message on behalf of White House Farm, actor Freddie Fox said: ‘It’s a delightful affirmation of the work done on the show, especially given the amazing competition.’ 

Legend! Alison Hammond accepted the award in her typically hilarious style, telling viewers: 'Really and truly - this [award] belongs to me, everyone!'

Legend! Alison Hammond accepted the award in her typically hilarious style, telling viewers: ‘Really and truly – this [award] belongs to me, everyone!’

While This Morning once again received the award for Best Daytime, it was Alison Hammond who accepted the award in her typically hilarious style.

She told Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and everyone involved in the ITV show: ‘Really and truly – this [award] belongs to me, everyone!’ 

Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad was awarded Best Factual Show, after the due warmed viewers hearts with their daredevil road trip.

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway was awarded Best Entertainment Show despite being thrown in disarray by the COVID-19 lockdown.

The duo accepted the accolade together, but fought over who would get to keep the physical award, with Dec claiming it for himself. 

Sensational: Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway was awarded Best Entertainment Show despite being thrown in disarray by the COVID-19 lockdown

Sensational: Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway was awarded Best Entertainment Show despite being thrown in disarray by the COVID-19 lockdown

It was a night of success for the presenting duo, as they also won Best Reality Show for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 

Reigning Queen of The Jungle, Jacqueline Jossa accepted the award along with Roman Kemp and Andy Whyment. 

Roman said: ‘We went through the weirdest time ever together. Jacqueline has agreed I can keep the award,’ but Jac insisted: ‘I will be keeping it for the foreseeable – winner’s perks!’  

Following news that the series will be returning for series three, Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip were awarded Best Food Show.

Gordon Ramsay was first up to thank fans for voting for the TV show, joking that: ‘Without your support, Gino and Fred would not be employed.’

The foul-mouthed chef also added that when they are able to return to filming, hopefully: ‘Fred will stop wearing those budgie smugglers and Gino will have learned how to drive!’ before signing off by saying: ‘F**cking thank you!’  

All of the awards! It was a night of success for the presenting duo, as they also won Best Reality Show for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here

All of the awards! It was a night of success for the presenting duo, as they also won Best Reality Show for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here

Ricky Gervais’ Afterlife also beat out tough competition from Brassic, Friday Night Dinner and Still Open All Hours to win Best Comedy.

In his video acceptance, the comedian who created and stars in the show said: ‘Two years winning, wow!

‘That makes it twice as good because it proves the first one wasn’t a fluke. And, it’s voted for by the viewers. It gives me a little spring in my step as I’m writing series three!’

For the first time in the awards history, The Great British Bake Off was awarded Best Talent Show, beating out Britain’s Got Talent, Dancing On Ice and Strictly Come Dancing. 

Paul Hollywood accepted the award via telephone (rather than sending a video message like all other winners) and told viewers: ‘This is gonna take pride of place in the tent.’  

Praised: Ricky Gervais' Afterlife also beat out tough competition from Brassic, Friday Night Dinner and Still Open All Hours to win Best Comedy

Praised: Ricky Gervais’ Afterlife also beat out tough competition from Brassic, Friday Night Dinner and Still Open All Hours to win Best Comedy

After helping viewers with an array of financial issues during lockdown, The Martin Lewis Money Show was also awarded Best Lifestyle Show. 

Angellica Bell, who appears on the show, ‘virtually’ presented the award to Martin, who was clearly taken aback by the win.

Opening a gold box, he said: ‘It’s quite exciting. I don’t like not being in control and not knowing what’s happening… 

‘We won the TV Choice, oh how wonderful!’ exclaimed the delighted TV star, before gushing about how meaningful the recognition is for him, and reiterating the importance of teaching the next generation how to manage their money.

Delicious: For the first time in the awards history, The Great British Bake Off was awarded Best Talent Show, beating out Britain's Got Talent, Dancing On Ice and Strictly Come Dancing

Delicious: For the first time in the awards history, The Great British Bake Off was awarded Best Talent Show, beating out Britain’s Got Talent, Dancing On Ice and Strictly Come Dancing 

He said: ‘I’ve been doing money programmes on the telly for 20 odd years and I couldn’t get anyone to talk about money.

‘Financial capability has never been more important than right now. So to win a TV Choice award… I had no clue this was coming. I’m genuinely really moved.’ 

‘Understanding your money and understanding our finance is so important, and we need to teach it to our children.’ 








Success on the Street! Coronation Street swept the Serial Drama categories, with Jack P Shepherd also being awarded with Best Soap Actor

Success on the Street! Coronation Street swept the Serial Drama categories, with Jack P Shepherd also being awarded with Best Soap Actor

Coronation Street swept the Serial Drama categories, beating out competition from Emmerdale, EastEnders and Hollyoaks to win Best Soap. 

Jack P Shepherd received Best Soap Actor for his performance as David Platt, against Max Bowden (Ben Mitchell – EastEnders), Danny Dyer (Mick Carter – EastEnders) and Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle – Emmerdale). 

Jack’s on-screen Coronation Street family held a socially distanced presentation for him, with the actor gushing over the award and stating: ‘It’s my first one, hopefully not my last!’

Moving: After being praised by viewers for her performance as Yasmeen Metcalfe - who is being controlled and abused by her husband Geoff - Shelley King received Best Soap Actress

Moving: After being praised by viewers for her performance as Yasmeen Metcalfe – who is being controlled and abused by her husband Geoff – Shelley King received Best Soap Actress

After being praised by viewers for her performance as Yasmeen Metcalfe – who is being controlled and abused by her husband Geoff – Shelley King received Best Soap Actress.

Ian Bartholomew and Sair Khan presented the actress with her award, who in turn told viewers: ‘Thank you with all of my heart I’m so so very proud.’ 

She said: Shelley said of her award: ‘I’m so excited, not only for myself but for Coronation Street and the whole of my onscreen family.

‘Thanks so much to the production team for all the support they have given us with this very important storyline. A lot of people have written to me, and told me how much it has helped them.’ 

The virtual ceremony was hosted by Greatest Hits Radio’s Simon Mayo, after the usual red carpet was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is also the first time the awards were streamed online for fans to enjoy at home.

TV CHOICE AWARDS 2020: THE WINNERS

BEST DRAMA SERIES

Killing Eve (BBC1 / BBC iPlayer)
Our Girl  (BBC1)
Peaky Blinders (BBC1) – WINNER
Sex Education  (Netflix)
BEST FAMILY DRAMA
Call The Midwife (BBC1) – WINNER
Casualty (BBC1)
Doc Martin (ITV)
Doctor Who (BBC1)
BEST NEW DRAMA
Gangs of London (Sky Atlantic)
Gentleman Jack (BBC1)
Normal People (BBC3)
White House Farm (ITV) – WINNER
BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV) – WINNER
Beat The Chasers (ITV)
Gogglebox/Celebrity Gogglebox (C4)
The Graham Norton Show (BBC1)
BEST REALITY SHOW
First Dates / First Dates Hotel (C4)
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV) – WINNER
Love Island (ITV)
Race Across The World (BBC2)
BEST COMEDY
After Life (Netflix) – WINNER
Brassic (Sky One)
Friday Night Dinner (C4)
Still Open All Hours (BBC1)
BEST TALENT SHOW
Britain’s Got Talent / Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions (ITV)
Dancing On Ice (ITV)
The Great British Bake Off / The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer / Bake Off: The Professionals (C4) – WINNER
Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)
BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW
DIY SOS: The Big Build (BBC1)
Long Lost Family (ITV)
The Martin Lewis Money Show (ITV) – WINNER
The Undateables (C4)
BEST DAYTIME SHOW

The Chase (ITV)
Good Morning Britain (ITV)
Loose Women (ITV)
This Morning (ITV) – WINNER
BEST ACTOR
Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) – WINNER
Stephen McGann (Call The Midwife)
Paul Mescal (Normal People)
David Tennant (Deadwater Fell)
BEST ACTRESS
Brenda Blethyn (Vera)
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) – WINNER
Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People)
Michelle Keegan (Our Girl)
BEST FACTUAL SHOW
Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad (ITV) – WINNER
Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs (ITV)
SAS: Who Dares Wins / Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins (C4)
Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King (ITV)
BEST FOOD SHOW
Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip (ITV) – WINNER
James Martin’s Saturday Morning (ITV)
Saturday Kitchen (BBC1)
Sunday Brunch (C4)
BEST SOAP ACTOR
Max Bowden (Ben Mitchell – EastEnders)
Danny Dyer (Mick Carter – EastEnders)
Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle – Emmerdale)
Jack P. Shepherd (David Platt – Coronation Street) – WINNER
BEST SOAP ACTRESS
Kellie Bright (Linda Carter – EastEnders)
Dolly-Rose Campbell (Gemma Winter – Coronation Street)
Shelley King (Yasmeen Metcalfe – Coronation Street) – WINNER
Shona McGarty (Whitney Dean – EastEnders)
BEST SOAP
Coronation Street (ITV) – WINNER
EastEnders (BBC1)
Emmerdale (ITV)
Hollyoaks (C4)

 

 

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