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It's a Wipeout at awards as our Amanda's show wins top honour

Amanda Byram was among the stars celebrating after her show Total Wipeout won a TV Choice Award.

Emmerdale was the top winner last night, scoring a hat-trick of awards.

But Dubliner Amanda was celebrating too after Total Wipeout, which she hosts with Top Gear's Richard Hammond, won Best Gameshow at the London ceremony.

Toast

Emmerdale landed titles for Best Soap Actor for Danny Miller and Best Soap Newcomer for Adam Thomas. It collected Best Soap Storyline for the impact on Miller's character Aaron's sexual confusion.

The half-century old rival Coronation Street was also the toast of the awards as it picked up an honorary prize to mark its 50 years on screen.

EastEnders also shared the spoils by collecting the Top Soap prize in a year that saw its first live episode -- as well as Best Soap Actress for Lacey Turner's portrayal of teen mum Stacey Branning.

The event -- hosted by funnyman Alexander Armstrong -- also rewarded shows such as Doctor Who.

Actress Karen Gillan, much loved for her role as assistant Amy Pond, collected the Best Family Drama prize on behalf of the Doctor Who team.

Eighties cop drama Ashes To Ashes was named Best Drama while Best New Drama went to US musical comedy Glee.

Maureen Lipman presented a special award to Coronation Street, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary.

The cast accepted the gong to a standing ovation, and long-serving actor William Roache promised this milestone year would be "something really special" for the soap.

Gongs

Collecting the Best Soap actress trophy, EastEnders' Turner said: "Thank you for not getting sick of me yet."

After picking up both the best soap storyline and best soap actor gongs, Emmerdale's Danny Miller joked: "Twice in one night, flipping heck, I wish the soap awards could see this. This is just amazing."


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