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Emmerdale triumphs at the TV Choice Awards

Emmerdale was the big winner at the TV Choice Awards in London on Monday night (04Sep17).

The long-running show scooped up all four soap prizes at the ceremony, which was held at The Dorchester hotel.

The series was named Best Soap, while stars Ryan Hawley and Charlotte Bellamy were named Best Soap Actor and Actress respectively and their castmate Sally Dexter took home the Best Soap Newcomer prize.

Crime drama Broadchurch claimed three awards - Best Drama, and Best Actor and Best Actress for stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman.

Beloved baker-turned-TV personality Mary Berry was honoured with an Outstanding Contribution to Television prize, and became emotional as she took to the stage to collect the prize.

"It's a huge honour to be given this award, of course I'm overcome. I just do what I love everyday and I have such support from everybody, I have been spoiled by the BBC," she smiled.

Mary was also asked by reporters for her thoughts on the rebooted The Great British Bake Off, which sees her former co-judge Paul Hollywood judging bakes alongside Prue Leith in her place. Responding to The Sun's questions about the Channel 4 show, Mary smiled: "I have looked at it yes and I have to say it's a wonderful format.

"It's a wonderful creation that programme, and it's followed the same lines. It continues to be brilliant."

Other winners at the TV Choice Awards included Strictly Come Dancing, which was named Best Talent Show, I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! (Best Reality Series), Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (Best Entertainment Show), and Call The Midwife (Best Family Drama).

The full list of winners at the 2017 TV Choice Awards is as follows:

Best Soap - Emmerdale

Best New Drama - Little Boy Blue

Best Drama Series - Broadchurch

Best Actor - David Tennant, Broadchurch

Best Actress - Olivia Colman, Broadchurch

Best Family Drama in association with Magic Radio - Call The Midwife

Best Reality Show - I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Best Talent Show - Strictly Come Dancing

Best Entertainment Show - Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Best Lifestyle Show - DIY SOS: The Big Build

Best Daytime Show - This Morning

Best Food Show - Gino’s Italian Escape: Hidden Italy

Best Factual Show - Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

Best Comedy - Peter Kay’s Car Share

Best Soap Actor - Ryan Hawley, Emmerdale

Best Soap Actress - Charlotte Bellamy, Emmerdale

Best Soap Newcomer - Sally Dexter, Emmerdale

Outstanding Contribution To Television - Mary Berry

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