Ant and Dec win two prizes at British Academy Television Awards

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Ant and Dec win two prizes at British Academy Television Awards

Ant and Dec won the Best Entertainment Programme and Best Entertainment Performance prizes at tonight's (10.05.15) British Academy Television Awards in London.

The presenting duo picked up their awards at the star-studded event at the Theatre Royal for their ITV show 'Saturday Night Takeaway', repeating their successes of 2014.

Speaking backstage after collecting their awards, Dec told BANG Showbiz: "What a thrill this is. Two years in a row for 'Saturday Night Takeaway'. It's a real treat.

"We absolutely love doing the show. We are only doing seven a year, because of the schedules, that's all they allow for. We work ever so hard on it."

Despite their continuing success, Dec insisted the presenting double act have no plans to slow down, describing them as the "luckiest guys in showbiz."

He joked: "We're going to keep going until we get found out and pulling the wool over their eyes!

"No, we're having the best time and like I told the audience, I get to go to work everyday with my best mate. We get to mess about, make each other laugh and we do it on TV.

"People seem to like what we're doing. We're blessed from above. We are the luckiest guys in showbiz."

Meanwhile, Ant dedicated their success to the behind-the-scenes staff who work on 'Saturday Night Takeaway'.

He said: "They are the most dedicated, hardworking team. And the work they put in, week on week, it's really brilliant and we dedicate [this success] to them."

Elsewhere, ITV's 'Coronation Street' won the Soap and Continuing Drama award, with producer Stuart Blackburn dedicating the success to Anne Kirkbride, who died in January after 42 years playing Deidre Barlow.

Full list of winners at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards‏:

Entertainment Programme

'Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway'


'The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies'

Factual Series

'Life and Death Row'


'True Detective'

News Coverage

'Sky News Live at Five's Ebola reports'


'Grand Designs'

Single Documentary

'The Paedophile Hunter'

Sport and Live Event

'World War One Remembered'

Current Affairs

'Children on the Frontline: Dispatches'

Supporting Actor

Stephen Rea, 'The Honourable Woman'

Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme

'The Graham Norton Show'

Supporting Actress

Gemma Jones, 'Marvellous'

Special Award

Jeff Pope

Soap and Continuing Drama

'Coronation Street'

Drama Series

'Happy Valley'

Male in a Comedy

Matt Berry, 'Toast of London'

Specialist Factual

'Grayson Perry: Who Are You?'

Radio Times Award


Female in a Comedy

Jessica Hynes, 'W1A'

Special Award

Clive James

Reality and Constructed Factual

'The Island with Bear Grylls'

Single Drama


Scripted Comedy


Entertainment Performance

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

Leading Actress

Georgina Campbell, 'Murdered By My Boyfriend'

Leading Actor

Jason Watkins, 'The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies'


Jon Snow