Tonight's awards kicked off with X Factor winner Sam Bailey duetting with her hero Michael Bolton on the soul classic Ain't No Mountain High Enough with the help of the school choir from documentary series Educating Yorkshire.
The other stars of the show - the teachers - were on stage 30 minutes later when it won the documentary award.
The first award, for factual entertainment, went to Paul O'Grady: For The Love of Dogs.
Accepting his award, the star praised the production team saying: "A lot of very, very clever people go into the making of For The Love of Dogs and I can't include myself in that."
Next up was the gong for entertainment programme which was presented by diver, and co-host of ITV's Splash, Tom Daley to I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Earlier in the night, some of the small screen's biggest stars were on the red carpet posing for photographs and signing autographs.
The cast of EastEnders were also there having arrived at the event in a red double-decker London bus.
The show, which recognises the best of last year's TV, is hosted by Dermot O'Leary and broadcast by ITV.