This year there were 70,000 votes which is 55% more than last year and I can now reveal your telly favourites of 2017!
Thank you so much for voting, it means a lot to myself and those 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...
Here’s a full list of all the winners, along with their voting percentages as well as the runner-up in each category:
Best New Comedy The Keith & Paddy Picture Show (27.8%)
Runner-up GameFace (19.6%)
Best Returning Comedy Peter Kay's Car Share (45.2%)
Runner-up Benidorm (24.8%)
Best Comedy Performance Roisin Conaty for GameFace (34.3%)
Runner-up Michaela Coel for Chewing Gum (25.6%)
Best Comedy Partnership Peter Kay & Sian Gibson for Car Share (46.7%)
Runner-up Keith Lemon & Paddy McGuinness for The Keith & Paddy Picture Show (28.3%)
Best New Drama Liar (34%)
Runner-up Three Girls (28.5%)
Best Returning Drama Our Girl (23.6%)
Runner-up Doctor Foster (17.9%)
Best Single Drama Murdered For Being Different (33.8%)
Runner-up The Child In Time (23%)
Best Dramatic Performance Suranne Jones for Doctor Foster (36.9%)
Runner-up Thandie Newton for Line of Duty (20.8%)
Best Dramatic Partnership David Tennant & Olivia Colman for Broadchurch (28.3%)
Runner-up Joanne Froggatt & Ioan Gruffudd for Liar (20.8%)
Best International Series The Late Late Show with James Corden (38.6%)
Runner-up Stranger Things (35.5%)
Best Entertainment Show Gogglebox (32.9%)
Runner-up Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (26.1%)
Best Reality Show I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (43.4%)
Runner-up Love Island (24%)
Best Talent Show The Great British Bake Off (28%)
Runner-up The X Factor (25.4%)
Best TV Presenter James Corden (27.4%)
Runner-up Graham Norton (23.8%)
Best TV Presenting Partnership Ant & Dec (46.5%)
Runner-up Holly Willoughby & Phillip Schofield (27.5%)
Best Daytime Show This Morning (60.2%)
Runner-up BBC Breakfast (13.8%)
Best Food Show Mary Berry Everyday (29.3%)
Runner-up Sunday Brunch (24.9%)
Best Travel Series Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father (32.7%)
Runner-up Travel Man: 48 Hours In... (28.7%)
Best Factual Planet Earth II (34.3%)
Runner-up Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum & Dad (21.9%)
Best Newcomer Michael Salami for Just A Couple (30.5%)
Runner-up Amy Leigh-Hickman for Ackley Bridge (27.8%)
Best Soap Hollyoaks (50.4%)
Runner-up Coronation Street (21.1%)
Best Soap Performance Anna Passey for Hollyoaks (41.4%)
Runner-up Lucy Fallon for Coronation Street (17.8%)
Best Soap Newcomer Theo Graham for Hollyoaks (40.4%)
Runner-up Duncan James for Hollyoaks (30.2%)