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David Tennant, Ant & Dec and Coronation Street win BIG at this year's I Talk Telly Awards

Voting for the sixth annual I Talk Telly Awards took place across two weeks in November, where a record-breaking 500,000 votes were cast, making it the biggest awards yet - in a year where we've never needed television more.

Dennis Nilsen drama Des and lockdown comedy Staged picked up two awards each, including Best New Drama and Best New Comedy making it four wins for David Tennant who also picked up Best Dramatic Performance and Best Comedy Partnership, an award he shares with Michael Sheen. Or should that be an award Michael Sheen shares with David Tennant?

Anyway, in true keeping to the hit BBC One comedy, both Sheen and Tennant have recorded a short 3-minute video in which David breaks the news to Michael of their I Talk Telly Awards win - which you can watch here alongside a thank you video from Georgia Tennant.

Fresh off the back of this year's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Ant & Dec were thrilled when they were told of their three wins; Best Entertainment Show for Saturday Night Takeaway, Best Reality TV Show for last year's I'm A Celeb and Best TV Presenting Partnership. You can watch what happened when Dec broke the news to Ant here.

Ahead of Coronation Street's big 60th anniversary, the soap has won three awards this year including Best Soap Newcomer for Gareth Pierce who recently joined as Todd Grimshaw and Best Soap Performance for Jane Danson who has had the nation in tears thanks to recent heartbreaking scenes involving her character Leanne Battersby.

And Best Soap Partnership went to Ian Bartholomew and Shelley King who have made a huge impact playing Geoff and Yasmeen ahead of what promises to be a very dramatic week for them on screen.

Whilst Corrie picked up three awards it was EastEnders who took home Best Soap, themselves having celebrated 35 years on air back in February.

Following on from the success at last year's awards, Ricky Gervais' After Life picks up another two wins, Best Returning Comedy and Best Comedy Performance - making it the second year running for Ricky's performance as Tony in the hit Netflix series to be recognised.

And in the remaining comedy and drama categories; the sixth and final season of Schitt's Creek won Best International Comedy, the third season of The Crown won Best Returning Drama, the second season of The Umbrella Academy won Best US Drama whilst Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh have won Best Dramatic Partnership for Killing Eve, for the second year in a row.

The award for Best Breakthrough was announced exclusively during Tuesday's Loose Women by Ruth Langsford, when she presented Judi Love with her award live on the show, leaving the comedian and panelist overwhelmed at the news!

And on Thursday, Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby opened This Morning with the exclusive news that they had won Best Daytime Show and also shared the news that Alison Hammond had been voted Best TV Presenter for her work on the show.

Elsewhere, Gogglebox was awarded Best Factual Entertainment for the second year in a row, The Late Late Show with James Corden was voted Best International Entertainment Series for the sixth year running and Little Mix The Search beat off stiff competition to be awarded Best Talent Show for its first series.

And Mo Gilligan's Black, British and Funny was voted Best Documentary whilst lockdown favourite Tiger King was awarded Best US Factual.

With this category's nominations decided entirely by the readers of I Talk Telly back in October, Diversity's Britain's Got Talent performance - reflecting on life in. 2020 - fought off tough competition, including Nessa's proposal to Smithy in Gavin & Stacey, to be crowned TV Moment of the Year.

You can view all of this year's winners at and watch acceptance videos from; Ant & Dec, David Tennant & Michael Sheen, Georgia Tennant, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, James Corden, Judi Love, Lee and Jenny from Gogglebox, Mo Gilligan and Ricky Gervais.

As well as soap stars Balvinder Sopal, Gareth Pierce, Ian Bartholomew, Jane Danson, Lorraine Stanley, Shelley King and Zack Morris.

The I Talk Telly Awards will return in 2021


Full list of winners also available here:

Best New Comedy


Best Returning Comedy

After Life

Best Comedy Performance

Ricky Gervais, After Life

Best Comedy Partnership

David Tennant & Michael Sheen, Staged

Best International Comedy

Schitt's Creek

Best New Drama


Best Returning Drama

The Crown

Best Dramatic Performance

David Tennant, Des

Best Dramatic Partnership

Jodie Comer & Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Best US Drama

The Umbrella Academy

Best Entertainment Show

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Best Factual Entertainment


Best Reality TV Show

I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Best International Entertainment Series

The Late Late Show with James Corden

Best Talent Show

Little Mix The Search

Best Daytime Show

This Morning

Best TV Presenter

Alison Hammond, This Morning

Best TV Presenting Partnership

Ant & Dec, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Best Documentary

Mo Gilligan: Black, British & Funny

Best US Factual

Tiger King

Best Breakthrough

Judi Love, Loose Women

TV Moment of the Year

Diversity's BGT Performance, Britain's Got Talent

Best Soap


Best Soap Newcomer

Gareth Pierce, Coronation Street

Best Soap Performance

Jane Danson, Coronation Street

Best Soap Partnership

Ian Bartholomew & Shelley King, Coronation Street


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