TV favourites Ant and Dec have scooped two Baftas – beating Tyneside’s comedian Sarah Millican to a gong.
The double act were stunned when they picked up the award for best entertainment programme for Saturday Night Takeaway, beating Dynamo: Magician Impossible and Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery. They also won best entertainment performance.
Accepting the award at the Theatre Royal in London, Declan Donnelly said winning was “really just a nice big cherry on top of a cake we all love”.
The event, hosted by Graham Norton, is the biggest night of the year for the British television industry.
After collecting their award, the pair said they were “chuffed” with the Bafta and denied they were bored of collecting awards. And when asked what they’d most like to win, Ant said: “A Brit. And a Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award. We haven’t got one of those, so we’re working on that.”
Ant also revealed that he is very superstitious when it comes to awards ceremonies. “I always wear white underpants,” he laughed. “But you don’t want to know that.”
Ahead of last night’s Bafta Awards Sarah Millican hit out at internet trolls who attacked her red carpet appearance following the ceremony last year. People took to Twitter to viciously attack her look for being “disastrous” and “nana-like”.
In an interview for the Radio Times she vowed to wear the same dress again at the Baftas to prove a point.
But despite not attending yesterday’s event, she tweeted a picture of herself in the dress ahead of her show in Buxton, in Derbyshire.
She wrote: “BAFTA dress on and almost showtime in Buxton.”
The South Shields-born comedian missed out on a Bafta when Ant and Dec beat her in the award for best entertainment performance. Earlier this year, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly scooped the National Television Awards’ best entertainment presenter prize for the thirteenth year in a row.
The duo also won a landmark award honouring their television career, which spans twenty-five years.