Thursday 25 December 2014

Mrs Brown bags top comedy at TV awards

Katie Archer

Published 23/01/2014 | 02:30

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)
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)
Brendan O'Carroll and Jennifer Gibney with the award for best Comedy at the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Julia Hesmondhalgh with the award for best Serial Drama Performance at the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Abbey Clancy in the Press Room at the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Naomi Campbell in the Press Room at the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Brendan O'Carroll and Jennifer Gibney walk on stage to collect the best Comedy award during the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Debbie Rush arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Tess Daly with the award for best Talent Show, at the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Fearne Cotton arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
The cast and crew of Strictly Come Dancing accept the award for Best Talent Show on stage during the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Georgia May Foote arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Kian Egan and Joey Essex on stage collecting the Best Entertainment Program during the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby with the award for Best Daytime Show on stage during the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Brooke Vincent arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Steve McFadden arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Rita Simons arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Rachel Wilde arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Jeff Brazier arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Michelle Heaton arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Spencer Matthews arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena
Danielle Lloyd arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
David Neilson arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Nikki Sanderson arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Julia Bradbury arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Julia Bradbury arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Jodie Whitaker arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Michelle Collins arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Gemma Collins arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Catherine Tyldesley arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Sheridan Smith arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Fearne Cotton arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
The cast of This Morning with the award for Best Daytime, at the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Nikki Sanderson arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Diane Parish (left) and Rudolph Walker arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Samantha Womack and Rita Simons (left) arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
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".

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.

Kian Egan and Jodi Albert

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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