Happy Valley and EastEnders win big at TV Choice Awards

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Happy Valley, Sherlock, and EastEnders were the big winners at the 18th TV Choice Awards on Monday.

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The BBC shows took home Best New Drama and Best Actress for Happy Valley and its star Sarah Lancashire, Best Drama and Best Actor for Sherlock and Benedict Cumberbatch, and Best Soap, Best Soap Actor, and Best Soap Actress for EastEnders.


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The celebrity event, held at the Park Lane Hotel in London, saw EastEnders Lindsey Coulson crowned Best Soap Actress.

The star returned to the soap after a 13-year break, and has seen her character Carol battle breast cancer and fall for her first love, David Wickes, again.

Danny Dyer, who made an unforgettable entrance to Albert Square earlier this year, was awarded Best Soap Actor.

It was also a big night for ITV, as Britain's Got Talent and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here were also named winners, scooping Best Talent Show and Best Reality Show, respectively.


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Celebrating its 18th year, the awards celebrate the last 12 months of TV, and were hosted by comedian David Mitchell. This year's Britain's Got Talent winners Collabro opened the show with a performance of Stars.

Coronation Street
gained two awards, for Kirsty-Leigh Porter as Best Newcomer, and for the heartbreaking storyline which followed the death of beloved Corrie character Hayley Cropper.

Former Corrie star and HELLO! Online blogger Michelle Keegan, Great British Bake Off host Mary Berry, Strictly Come Dancing star Anton du Beke, and Patsy Kensit were all on hand to help dish out the prizes.


BEST TALENT SHOW: BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT

BEST DRAMA SERIES: SHERLOCK

BEST REALITY SHOW: I’M A CELEBRITY...GET ME OUT OF HERE!

BEST COMEDY SHOW: BENIDORM

BEST NEW DRAMA: HAPPY VALLEY

BEST ACTOR: BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH for SHERLOCK

BEST ACTRESS: SARAH LANCASHIRE for HAPPY VALLEY

BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW: ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY

BEST DAYTIME SHOW: THE JEREMY KYLE SHOW

BEST FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE SHOW: EDUCATING YORKSHIRE

BEST FOOD SHOW: GORDON RAMSAY’S HOME COOKING

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW: GAME OF THRONES

BEST SOAP NEWCOMER: KIRSTY-LEIGH PORTER

BEST SOAP ACTRESS: LINDSEY COULSON

BEST SOAP ACTOR: DANNY DYER

BEST SOAP STORYLINE: HAYLEY’S CANCER

BEST SOAP: EASTENDERS