The National Television Awards 2017: The winners
Ant and Dec won their 16th consecutive Best TV Presenter award at the National Television Awards.
The Geordie duo beat off tough competition from Bake Off‘s Mel & Sue to claim the crown for the 16th year running. Despite their constant success, Dec Donelly told reporters: “If anything we get more and more grateful every year because we are never quite sure when this run is going to end. The fact that it hasn’t tonight, we are thoroughly grateful to everyone that voted for us.”
The pair had plenty of reasons to smile, as they also won Best Entertainment Programme for Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Best Challenge Show for I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.
EastEnders‘ Lacey Turner also picked up yet another National Television Award for Best Serial Drama Performance.
In response to receiving her fourth NTA, Turner said: “Thank you. Oh my goodness. I was so sure I was staying in my seat. Thank you so much to everyone who voted to everyone who has supported me over the last 12 years. I can’t tell you how much it means.”
Elsewhere, Sarah Lancashire won Best Drama Performance for Happy Valley and Casualty beat Game of Thrones to win Best Drama.
The full winners list is as follows:
Entertainment Programme: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Drama Performance: Sarah Lancashire
Factual Entertainment: Gogglebox
Serial Drama Performance: Lacey Turner (EastEnders)
Comedy: Mrs Brown’s Boys
TV Judge: Mary Berry
Daytime: The Chase
Period Drama: Call The Midwife
Live Magazine: This Morning
Newcomer: Faye Brooks (Coronation Street)
TV Presenter: Ant & Dec
Special Recognition: Graham Norton
Challenge Show: I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Serial Drama: Emmerdale
Talent Show: Strictly Come Dancing