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Saturday 30 August 2014

Mrs Brown bags top comedy at TV awards

Katie Archer

Published 23/01/2014 | 02:30

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22:  Michelle Heaton and Hugh Hanley attend the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 22, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Michelle Heaton and Hugh Hanley attend the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22:  Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright attend the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 22, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright attend the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Michelle Keegan (left) and Mark Wright during the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 22, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Awards. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright during the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

MRS Brown has done it again, as the show about the madcap Irish grandmother was crowned the best comedy of the year in the UK. 'Mrs Brown's Boys' was named Best Comedy at last night's National Television Awards. Its writer and star Brendan O'Carroll said the audience had "been so generous".

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The hit show  beat off stiff competition from Ricky Gervais  amd Miranda Hart to clinch the coveted best comedy award  at the National Television Awards in London.

Brendan O'Carroll's creation has been a hit with viewers in Britain since it was broadcast in the UK on BBC, and this was reconfirmed when it clinched the award after being voted for by the public.

The stars of the show were all present to collect the award in the O2 arena in London, including Brendan and his wife Jenny, who also stars in the show.

It comes after the comedy scooped three prestigious awards in 2012 including a BAFTA.

The hit comedy, which topped the polls when it drew 9.4 million viewers in Britain on Christmas Day, beat off stiff competition from Ricky Gervais's 'Derek' and US comedy 'The Big Bang Theory' for last night's award.

The comedy has also been a hit on RTE and stars many of Brendan's family members. The cast and crew thanked their fans for voting for them on Twitter.

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