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Ant and Dec mock Alan Shearer as they scoop another top TV prize

By Helen Pye

TV stars Ant and Dec mocked fellow Geordie Alan Shearer as they accepted a Royal Television Society award for best entertainment performance.

Anthony McPartlin yelled: "Shearer, this is what it's like to win" at the former England and Newcastle United footballer, who had just lost out in the sports presenter, commentator and pundit category to David Coulthard in the RTS Programme Awards.

The duo told the audience at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London that the RTS awards had seen them receive their first ever award nomination 21 years ago for the BBC children's series The Ant and Dec Show.

McPartlin and Declan Donnelly thanked the producers of their hit programmes I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, Britain's Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway.

Newcomer Michaela Coel picked up the comedy performance award for her E4 show, Chewing Gum.

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan's parenting comedy Catastrophe won two of the three comedy categories it was nominated for.

Kirsty Young accepted the trophy for best live event for the BBC's VE Day 70: The Nation Remembers show.

ITV's Release The Hounds beat The Last Leg and The Graham Norton Show in the entertainment programme category.

The Romanians Are Coming took home best documentary series.

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