September 8, 2009
TVQuick & TVChoice Awards Winners Revealed!.
LONDON, Tuesday 8th September 2009: The TVQuick & TVChoice Awards last night honoured the cream of the TV crop in a star-studded ceremony at London’s Dorchester hotel.
Soap’s biggest names sparkled, while the cast of Ashes To Ashes and teen hit Skins rubbed shoulders with Dragons Den’s Duncan, Peter and Theo.
Popular duo Ant and Dec were big winners of the night after being presented with the first ever Outstanding Contribution Award to mark their 20 year careers in TV. They also triumphed in the Best Entertainment Show category with Saturday Night Takeaway.
But it was the Walford crew who took home the biggest haul of awards as EastEnders held onto its Best Soap crown as well as winning Best Soap Storyline for ‘Danielle and Ronnie’s story’. Actress Lauren Crace also picked up the gong for Best Soap Newcomer for her dramatic portrayal of Ronnie’s long-lost daughter Danielle.
Coronation Street was the other big soap winner of the night with onscreen couple Simon Gregson and Katherine Kelly honoured as Best Soap Actor and Best Soap Actress.
It was a magic night for the BBC’s Merlin – named as Best New Drama – whilst last year’s winner, Ashes to Ashes, stayed on top, winning the hotly-contended Best Drama Series. The show’s star Philip Glenister walked away with Best Actor for his role as chauvinistic Eighties detective DCI Gene Hunt.
Waterloo Road also received two prestigious accolades. The show came top of the class as Best Family Drama, and actress Denise Welch was recognised for her part as teacher Steph Haydock, taking home the Best Actress award.
Denise Welch had another reason to celebrate, joining her fellow Loose Women to pick up the coveted award for Best Daytime Show; the third year in a row the ITV1 lunchtime show has triumphed.
Britain’s Got Talent landed the award for Best Talent Show, while Lord Alan and The Apprentice enjoyed a second year as Best Reality Show. Former winners Top Gear and Deal or No Deal again lifted silverware, and there was a first time win for The Inbetweeners.
From Walford to Weatherfield, via Sherwood Forest, Barry Island and Billericay, the TVQuick & TVChoice Awards celebrate the very best of the small screen. Presented by actor and comedian Ben Miller, they raised money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
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Full List Of Winners
Best Comedy Show- The Inbetweeners (E4/C4)
Best Daytime Show – Loose Women (ITV1)
Best Entertainment Show- Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV1)
Best Lifestyle Show – Top Gear (BBC2)
Best Family Drama- Waterloo Road (BBC1)
Best New Drama – Merlin (BBC1)
Best Drama Series – Ashes To Ashes (BBC1)
Best Reality Show – The Apprentice (BBC1)
Best Actor – Philip Glenister, Ashes To Ashes
Best Actress – Denise Welch, Waterloo Road
Best Talent Show – Britain’s Got Talent (ITV1)
Best Gameshow – Deal Or No Deal (C4)
Best Soap Actor – Simon Gregson – Steve McDonald, Coronation Street (ITV1)
Best Soap Actress – Katherine Kelly – Becky Granger, Coronation Street (ITV1)
Best Soap Newcomer – Lauren Crace – Danielle Jones, EastEnders (BBC1)
Best Soap – EastEnders (BBC1)
Best Soap Storyline – Danielle and Ronnie’s story, EastEnders (BBC1)