I TALK TELLY

WINNERS: I Talk Telly Awards 2017

In November I launched the third ever I Talk Telly Awards and gave you the chance to vote for your favourite telly from the last twelve months and in total there were 70,000 votes, that’s 55% more than last year!

So thank you so much for voting, it means a lot to myself and the talented people nominated.

Coming out on top were the BBC with eight award wins in total; five for BBC One, two for BBC Three and one for BBC Two. Joint second were ITV and Channel 4 winning six awards each.

Having expanded the soap categories this year, it was a clean sweep for Hollyoaks, who won all three of the soap awards, Best Soap, Best Soap Newcomer and Best Soap Performance. Theo Graham who won Best Soap Newcomer commented on his win and the success of Hollyoaks in the awards and said:

“It was a pleasant surprise and blessing to just be nominated, yet alone win! So thank you to everyone that voted. It’s good to see that the show on a whole is being acknowledged and praised for its amazing storylines and drama! Especially this year, I feel it’s handled some serious topics in the most sensitive and truthful way. Winning Best Soap is very well deserved and congratulations to all the cast and crew.”

Peter Kay and Sian Gibson, Ant & Dec and James Corden each won two awards and speaking about their win, Sian and Peter said:

“Thanks to everyone who voted for Car Share for Best Returning Comedy, we are absolutely thrilled. We have had so much fun playing John and Kayleigh and have loved making the show together, so it’s an even bigger honour that we get your vote for Best Comedy Partnership too. Thanks so much and have a lovely Christmas.”

And James Corden said:

“I’m thrilled to win this award, I love I Talk Telly, its readership is so passionate, and to think that they voted for us makes us all at The Late Late Show feel very proud!”

Walking away with Best New Comedy was Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness with The Keith & Paddy Picture Show for ITV and speaking about his win, Keith said “Proper chuffed! Fanks to everyone who watched and voted for us! Can’t wait to start the second series in January! Big Fffffffaaaaanks!”

Whilst GameFace was narrowly beaten for Best New Comedy, Rosin Conaty did win the Best Comedy Performance award and when told of her win she said “I’m delighted to have won best comedy performance and so touched by all the viewers who voted for me.”

Best Newcomer went to Michael Salami for his work in BBC Three’s Just A Couple, although you could argue it’s a fourth win for Hollyoaks as Michael joined the soap in May playing Prince and Hunter McQueen’s father Shane. Speaking about his award win Michael said:

“Wow. Goes to show, hard work, persistence and faith always pays off. Would like to first thank God and everyone that voted for me. I’m honoured to receive this award and with so much great talent in the category. I want to dedicate this one to everyone that has ever believed in me, helped me, cared for me, housed me, clothed me. (You know who you are.)

Your faith in my ability and journey is what keeps me going. To think I graduated from drama school a year ago and this is my second award this year, I’m humbled and forever grateful. Success is truly on the other side of struggle. Thank you all and thank you I Talk Telly for the acknowledgement.”

And winning Best Daytime Show for the third year running is This Morning. Speaking to me about the award win, Phillip Schofield said:

“That’s fantastic news, thank you so much to the readers of I Talk Telly. It’s always lovely to win an award, but it’s even more special when it’s voted for by the viewers! So thank you thank you and have a great Christmas!”

So without further ado, here’s the full list of winners…


Runner-Up | GameFace (19.6%)

(Also nominated were Back, Just A Couple, This Country and Timewasters)


Runner-Up | Benidorm (24.8%)

(Also nominated were Chewing Gum, Murder In Successville, People Just Do Nothing and Uncle)


Runner-Up | Michaela Coel (25.6%)

(Also nominated were Asim Chaudhry, Jessica Hynes, Nick Helm and Tom Davis)


Runner-Up | Keith Lemon & Paddy McGuinness (28.3%)

(Also nominated were Charlie & Daisy Cooper, David Mitchell & Robert Webb, Kerry Howard & Zoe Boyle and Reece Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton)


Runner-Up | Three Girls (28.5%)

(Also nominated were Born To Kill, Guerrilla, The Moorside and Strike)


Runner-Up | Doctor Foster (17.9%)

(Also nominated were Broadchurch, Cold Feet, Line of Duty and Sherlock)


Runner-Up | The Child In Time (23%)

(Also nominated were Against The Law, Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Charles III and NW)


Runner-Up | Thandie Newton (20.8%)

(Also nominated were Daniel Mays, Jodie Comer, Julie Hesmondhalgh and Wunmi Mosaku)


Runner-Up | Joanne Froggatt & Ioan Gruffudd (20.8%)

(Also nominated were Aidan Turner & Eleanor Tomlinson, Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman, Holliday Grainger & Tom Burke and Peter Capaldi & Pearl Mackie)


Runner-Up | Amy Leigh-Hickman (27.8%)

(Also nominated were Charlie Cooper, Daisy Cooper, Molly Windsor & Pearl Mackie)


Runner-Up | Stranger Things (35.5%)

(Also nominated were Big Little LiesThe Good PlaceThis Is Us and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)


Runner-Up | Graham Norton (23.8%)

(Also nominated were Caroline Flack, Dermot O’Leary, Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal)


Runner-Up | Holly Willoughby & Phillip Schofield (27.5%)

(Also nominated were Claudia Winkleman & Tess Daly, Eamonn Holmes & Ruth Langsford, Mel & Sue and Piers Morgan & Susanna Reid)


Runner-Up | Love Island (24%)

(Also nominated were Celebrity Big Brother, Celebs Go Dating, First Dates and The Only Way Is Essex)


Runner-Up | The X Factor (25.4%)

(Also nominated were The Apprentice, LEGO Masters, Strictly Come Dancing and The Voice UK)


Runner-Up | Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (26.1%)

(Also nominated were Celebrity Juice, The Last Leg, Love Island Aftersun and Taskmaster)


Runner-Up | BBC Breakfast (13.8%)

(Also nominated were Good Morning Britain, Loose Women, Lorraine and The Wright Stuff)


Runner-Up | Sunday Brunch (24.9%)

(Also nominated were Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food and Nadiya’s British Food Adventure)


Runner-Up | Travel Man: 48 Hours In… (28.7%)

(Also nominated were Joanna lumley’s India and The Real Marigold Hotel)


Runner-Up | Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum & Dad (21.9%)

(Also nominated were Happy Man, The Insider: Reggie Yates, Louis Throux: Dark States and Professor Green: Living In Poverty)


Runner-Up | Coronation Street (21.1%)

(Also nominated were EastEnders and Emmerdale)


Runner-Up | Lucy Fallon (17.8%)

(Also nominated were Bhavna Limbachia, Catherine Tyldesley, Charlotte Bellamy and Kym Marsh)


Runner-Up | Duncan James (30.2%)

(Also nominated were Danny Walters, Julia Goulding, Rob Mallard and Sally Dexter)


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