Corrie streets ahead
Coronation Street has swept all before it at last night's TVQuick award ceremonies.
10:35 07 September 2004
Coronation Street swept all before it at last night's TVQuick award ceremonies.
The ITV series won Best Soap, Best Soap Actress and Best Newcomer. The Weatherfield drama also picked up the Best Soap Storyline award.
But EastEnders did not lose out entirely, with Shane Richie, who plays pub landlord Alfie Moon, winning Best Soap Actor.
Tina O'Brien, who plays Sarah Platt, won the Best Soap Actress statuette for Corrie, while Samuel Aston (Chesney Brown) picked up the Best Newcomer award.
Tina said of her victory: "I'm really surprised. I wasn't expecting to win.
"Winning has really meant a lot to me but I didn't give a really good speech. I was overwhelmed.
"I'm going to show it off to my mum and dad and the rest of my family and friends then it'll take pride of place in my flat."
The Best Soap Storyline award went to Corrie's Sarah, Todd and Karl love triangle - where confused Todd Grimshaw is forced to choose between his pregnant teenage fiancee and gay nurse Karl Foster.
Away from the soaps Ant and Dec did the double - winning Best Entertainment Show for Saturday Night Takeaway and Best Reality TV Show for I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!
Best Lifestyle award was won by Kim Woodburn and Aggie MacKenzie for How Clean Is Your House?, while Wife Swap won Best Factual Entertainment Show.
The Bill won Best Loved Drama; Jack Ellis, who plays Jim Fenner in Bad Girls, won Best Actor and Zoe Lucker won Best Actress.
Life Begins walked away with the Best New Drama award, while Friends beat the competition for Best Comedy.
Fern Britton and Philip Schofield won Best Daytime Show for This Morning.
The star-studded awards ceremony at London's Dorchester hotel was attended by some of TV's biggest names including Casualty's Sarah Manners and Leanne Wilson and ex-Brookie star Jennifer Ellison - all kitted out in glamorous and revealing dresses.
Lynda Bellingham, Des O'Connor and Big Brother 5 winner Nadia Almada also came to one of television's biggest parties.