Following on from their comprehensive ratings victory over the last series Strictly finally took the title much to the delight of presenter Tess Daly, judge Darcey Bussell and series runner-up Kimberley Walsh. The trio posed for plenty of photos with their award after not only beating X Factor but also triumphing over The Voice, Dancing On Ice and Britain’s Got Talent.
The award was all the sweeter as the win was a rare BBC success on the night as ITV dominated most of the other categories. The most surprising win of the night and the one that sparked the most raised eyebrows was the win for Paul O’Grady’s show For The Love Of Dogs beat the popular Great British Bake Off to take the Best Factual Television Show Award. Amongst many comments heard after the award was that a number of people had not even heard of the show until it was announced as the winner.
The least surprising victory on the night was Ant and Dec’s 12th consecutive win in the Best Entertainment Presenter category. The duo were seen receiving their award from Simon Cowell live on stage from the Britain’s Got Talents auditions.
As well as her disappointment at the X Factor not winning out in its category Nicole Scherzinger also has to deal with her black dress going totally see-through under the cameras flashlights and clearly showing her nipples to one and all.
She clearly thought that the vintage Ossie Clark number was likely to show a little flesh as she was wearing nipple covers but even these seemed to fail to do their job on the night. The singer looked to be very happy in front of the cameras but maybe lost her smile a little later when she saw how transparent her outfit looked under the lights.
Amongst other winners on the night was Coronation Street which once again picked up the Best Serial Drama award and Downton Abbey which won the Best Drama award.
Another popular win on the night was Miranda Hart’s victory in the Best Female Drama award for her role as Chummy Browne in BBC’s Call The Midwife.
Here is a list of all the night’s big winners
Serial drama performance: Alan Halsall – Coronation Street
Documentary series: Frozen Planet
Daytime programme: This Morning
Newcomer: David Witts – EastEnders
Drama performance male: Colin Morgan – Merlin
Drama performance female: Miranda Hart – Call The Midwife
Factual entertainment : Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
Comedy panel show: QI
Entertainment presenter: Ant & Dec
Situation comedy: Mrs Brown’s Boys
Drama: Downton Abbey
Entertainment programme: I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!
Talent show: Strictly Come Dancing
Serial drama: Coronation Street
Special Recognition: Joanna Lumley