Belfast Telegraph

Hopkins obsessed with me - Dyer

EastEnders star Danny Dyer has dedicated his win at a TV awards bash to Katie Hopkins who he accused of being "obsessed" with him.

The actor, who plays Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in the soap, has previously traded insults online with Hopkins and could not resist a dig as he picked up his gong at the Tric Awards in central London.

Dyer, who took the soap personality crown at the industry awards, said: " I can't get my head around it to be honest with you. She seems a bit obsessed with me."

Last week, he branded Hopkins a "daft sexist" after she poked fun at the news his long-term girlfriend had proposed to him and said he had "a naff bum-fluff beard and dodgy squint".

Speaking at today's awards, he said: "You've got to take the rough with the smooth. You can't please everybody. We've got to stop making these people famous."

Other winners at the awards included Strictly Come Dancing, which beat Britain's Got Talent and The Voice to be named best reality programme.

Meanwhile, Channel 4's surprise hit Gogglebox triumphed in the entertainment programme category with a victory over The Graham Norton Show and Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

But there was better news for the presenting duo when Ant and Dec took TV personality of the year, over Norton and Keith Lemon.

EastEnders - which has been celebrating its 30th anniversary with a live week - lost out to the cobbles when Coronation Street was named TV soap of the year.

Susanna Reid took the best news presenter title again, after winning the accolade last year just days after announcing her defection to ITV.

The former BBC Breakfast host beat her Good Morning Britain co-host Ben Shephard as well as the BBC's Fiona Bruce to the title.

Radio 2 breakfast show DJ Chris Evans won the digital radio personality title, triumphing over outgoing Radio 1 broadcaster Fearne Cotton and Nicky Campbell.

Other winners at the Tric (Television and Radio Industries Club) Awards included The Great British Bake Off (factual), Downton Abbey (drama) and Pointless (daytime).

:: Tric Award winners

HD Sports Programme: A Question Of Sport

Digital Radio Personality: Chris Evans

Weather Presenter: Carol Kirkwood

Sports Presenter: Jeff Stelling

News Presenter/Reporter: Susanna Reid

TV Personality of the Year: Ant and Dec

Soap Personality: Danny Dyer (EastEnders' Mick Carter)

Reality Programme: Strictly Come Dancing

Factual Programme: The Great British Bake Off

HD Drama Programme of the Year: Downton Abbey

Digital Radio Programme: Capital Breakfast with Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon

Daytime Programme: Pointless

Crime Programme of the Year: Silent Witness

Entertainment Programme: Gogglebox

Satellite/Digital Programme: Celebrity Juice

TV Soap of the Year: Coronation Street

Tric Special Award: Match of the Day


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