This Morning lost the gong for best daytime show at Monday night’s TV Choice Awards for the first time in nine years.
The show, starring Holly Willoughby, 41, and Phillip Schofield, 60, had ended its winning streak with ITV quiz The Chase, hosted by Bradley Walsh and his Brain Boxer chasers.
This year’s winners were announced on Monday at a glamorous ceremony – hosted by Jo Brand – at The London Hilton on Park Lane, where TV’s biggest names gathered for the popular event, which went live for the first time since 2019.
Missing out: This Morning lost the Best Daytime Show gong for the first time in nine years at Monday night’s Tv Choice Awards (Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield pictured)
The star-studded ceremony also honored Call The Midwife, while stalwart star and national treasure Jenny Agutter won the Best Actress award a decade after the series debuted.
And while Emmerdale was once again voted Best Soap by viewers and readers, there’s a first TV Choice Award win for the series’ Mark Charnock for his moving performance as stroke survivor Marlon Dingle, 26 years after he arrived as the youngest member of the wayward clan is the village.
Meanwhile, storylines surrounding another troubled soap favorite – EastEnders’ Jean Slater – have seen Gillian Wright snatch her first-ever TV choice gong for her portrayal of Stacey’s struggling mother, who first appeared at Walford 18 years ago.
Accepting the trophy: The show, starring Holly Willoughby, 41, and Phillip Schofield, 60, had ended its winning streak by taking ITV quiz The Chase, hosted by Bradley Walsh (pictured).
For some, it’s business as usual – with I’m A Celebrity… winning another Best Reality Show award – his 17th – for the second series to swap the Australian bush for Welsh Gwrych Castle.
There’s reason for Channel 5 to break the cult as its On The Farm shows beat 24 Hours in A&E, Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad and The Repair Shop to win Best Factual Show. Over at Channel 4 there’s celebration thanks to another win for Gogglebox and Celebrity Gogglebox on the Best Entertainment Show.
Meanwhile, streaming giant Netflix reflects how our viewing habits are changing and scoops up three awards. TV Choice readers have embraced After Life with two previous wins, and this year its star and creator Ricky Gervais is honored with our Best Comedy Performance award for the third and final installment of the bittersweet series. Smash-hit period hype Bridgerton follows its win for Best New Drama with a first win for Best Drama Series.
And touching coming-of-age drama Heartstopper beats another Netflix hit, Squid Game, The Larkins and This Is Going To Hurt to win Best New Drama, completing the Netflix hat-trick.
TV Choice Awards 2022: Call The Midwife led the winners as BBC drama won Best Family Drama and star Jenny Agutter won Best Actress, while Emmerdale won Best Soap at Monday’s glitzy event
Talented: National treasure Jenny Agutter won the Best Actress award a decade after the series debuted. There’s a first TV Choice Award win for the series’ Mark Charnock (pictured) for his moving performance as stroke survivor Marlon Dingle
TV stars: Gogglebox couple Stephen and Daniel Webb posed for snaps together before their program won Best Entertainment Show
Stylish: Shirley Ballas (left) attended on behalf of Strictly Come Dancing, which won Best Talent Show. Gillian Wright (right), who plays Jean Slater in EastEnders, won Best Soap Actress
New: Meanwhile, this year’s awards ceremony introduces a brand new category – Best Comedy Performance, with Ricky Gervais winning for his performance in After Life
Elsewhere, Tess and Claudia may not be able to match Ant and Dec’s bulging trophy case, but British viewers still love to see stars take on the challenge of the Cha and Charleston, as BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing was voted best talent show of the country is chosen.
It beat ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent and The Masked Singer and Channel 4’s Bake Off shows to earn a victory for the 19th series in which Giovanni Pernice and Rose Ayling-Ellis triumphed and lifted the coveted Glitterball trophy.
Jon Peake, editor of TV Choice magazine, commented on the awards: “It’s really exciting to see such a wide variety of talent among the nominees this year, as well as some established favourites.
Top: Topping the list of nominations at this year’s event was Netflix drama Bridgerton, which won Best Drama Series after its second season earlier this year
“But who will triumph in the night – let’s wait and see!”
While presenter Jo Brand added: “As always, I’m really looking forward to the great evening of the TV Choice Awards 2022. It’s always a lively event and yes that’s a euphemism!”
At last year’s awards, Line Of Duty and Coronation Street came out on top with three gongs each, while Bridgerton and Gogglebox also did well.
TV CHOICE AWARDS 2022: WINNER
BEST DRAMA SERIES
BEST FAMILY DRAMA
Call the midwife
BEST NEW DRAMA
BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW
BEST REALITY SHOW
I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
BEST COMEDY PERFORMANCE
Ricky Gervais in the afterlife
BEST TALENT SHOW
Be sure to come dance
BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW
Long Lost Family / Long Lost Family: Born Without a Trace
BEST DAY SHOW
Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders
Jenny Agutter in Call the Midwife
BEST FACT SHOW
This week on the farm/spring on the farm/summer on the farm/winter on the farm
BEST FOOD SHOW
James Martin’s Saturday morning
BEST SOAP ACTOR
Mark Charnock as Marlon Dingle in Emmerdale
BEST SOAP ACTRESS
Gillian Wright as Jean Slater in EastEnders
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