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Hip Hip Who-ray (2005)


  • Publication: The Sun
  • Date: 2005-10-26
  • Author: Sara Nathan and Emma Cox
  • Page: 4
  • Language: English

DOCTOR Who last night exterminated all its competitors to win THREE glittering telly Oscars.

Stunning Billie Piper picked up her first National TV Awards gong — landing Best Actress as the Doctor's sidekick Rose Tyler.

Co-star Christopher Eccleston, right, scooped Best Actor for his portrayal of the Timelord — but was too ill to appear at the bash.

To top it off, the sci-fi show — which returned with its famous Daleks this year — was also crowned Best Drama.

Who's hat-trick marked a great night for the BBC as its flagship soap EastEnders sensationally beat ITV1 rival Coronation Street to win Best Soap.

Billie, 23, was stunned after beating EastEnders favourites Jessie Wallace and June Brown as well as Corrie star Sally Lindsay and Caroline Quentin. Shocked Billie fought back tears as she thanked the show's writer.

She said: "Usually soap stars win everything so I'm shocked, I didn't think I'd get a snip."

Christopher, 41, went head-to-head with EastEnders' Shane Richie and Nigel Harman, plus Corrie's Bradley Walsh and Doc Martin's Martin Clunes.

Christopher quit after just ONE Dr Who series. A thank you speech was read by a pal.

The star-studded audience at London's Royal Albert Hall saw Tory leadership contenders David Davis and David Cameron present the Who gong.

There was more good news for the BBC as funnymen Matt Lucas and David Walliams scooped Best Comedy for Little Britain for the second year running.

The Beeb claimed victory even though their four gongs was surpassed by ITV's SIX. An insider said: -We've won the major awards and are delighted."

EastEnders' win came after a difficult year where bosses struggled to battle plummeting ratings.

The soap was beaten by Corrie at the awards last year, but won the viewers' vote. This year saw the return of favourites Barbara Windsor, Ross Kemp and Steve McFadden as the Mitchell clan.

Barbara said: "It's been a magical night." Shane Richie, who is leaving his Alfie Moon role, said: "This is my last week filming and what a great way to leave it!"

All was not lost for Corrie as Antony Cotton, who plays camp knicker-maker Sean Tully, was named Most Popular Newcomer. Telly chef Jamie Oliver won two gongs — Channel 4 show Jamie's School Dinners as Best Factual Programme and a special recognition award for forcing the Government into a £280 million deal on kids' meals.

He turned up sporting a BLACK EYE but insisted he got it falling out of bed. He said: "Everybody thinks Jools did it but she's as gentle as anything."

Cheeky Geordies Ant & Dec were Best Entertainment Presenters for the FIFTH year.

But their ITV1 hit I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! was beaten by Channel 4's Big Brother as Best Reality Show.

Ex-Corrie star Julie Goodyear confirmed she will be in the show next month. She said: "Can't you see me in a loincloth? You have to keep it secret though." ITV1 telly talent show X Factor won two gongs, Best Entertainment show — picked up by judges Simon Cowell and ...

Caption: Win ... Davis and Cameron with Billie Piper

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