The British Academy Television Awards took place last night in London at The Theatre Royal and was hosted by Graham Norton.
Awards went to Ant & Dec, who are regular BAFTA winners, for their Saturday Night Takeaway show which picked up best entertainment show and best entertainment performance. On picking up their first prize Ant told the audience “What a great start to the show – for us. We’re delighted with it, thrilled!”
Coronation Street picked up best soap which also celebrates in 60th year. Producer Stuart Blackburn dedicated the award to friend and colleague Anne Kirkbride who played Deirdre Barlow who died earlier this year.
Other winners last night included the Sky news team for their coverage of the Ebola outbreak; Kevin McLeod’s Grand Designs and Jon Snow received a Fellowship awards from the academy.
The full list of winners and runners up can be found at the official BAFTA site.
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