Doctor Who wins big at NTAs
13:30 01 November 2006
'Doctor Who' scored a hat trick of prizes at the National Television Awards last night (31.10.06).
Billie Piper was named Most Popular Actress for the second year running for her role as Rose Tyler in the hit BBC sci-fi show, which she has now left.
David Tennant scooped Most Popular Actor for his portrayal of The Doctor and the show was also named Most Popular Drama.
As Billie, 23, accepted her award she said to co-star David: "I love you so much and miss you desperately."
'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin's widow Terri attended the lavish ceremony - held at London's world famous Royal Albert Hall - to present veteran wildlife expert David Attenborough with a Life Time Achievement award.
Fighting back tears she said: "If there is one person who inspired my husband it is the man we're honouring tonight."
'Big Brother' contestants, and ex-lovers, Pete Bennett and Nikki Grahame attended the event together to show that they are still friends, contrary to reports that they are at war.
Nikki won the prize for Most Popular TV Contender, which was presented to her by TV comic Michael Barrymore.
Among the galaxy of stars who attended the ceremony were Kelly Osbourne, Jordan, Chris Tarrant and Barbara Windsor.
2006 National Television Awards full list of winners:
Most Popular Reality Programme - 'Big Brother'
Most Popular Actor - David Tennant ('Doctor Who')
Most Popular Newcomer - Charlie Clements ('EastEnders')
Most Popular Entertainment Programme - The 'X Factor'
Most Popular Daytime Programme - 'Deal or No Deal'
Most Popular Factual Programme - 'Top Gear'
Most Popular Actress - Billie Piper ('Doctor Who')
Most Popular Quiz Programme - 'Ant and Dec's Game Show Marathon'
Most Popular Drama - 'Doctor Who'
Most Popular Entertainment Presenter - Ant and Dec
Most Popular TV Contender - Nikki ('Big Brother')
Most Popular Comedy Programme - 'Little Britain'
Special Recognition - David Walliams for his swim across the Channel
Most Popular Serial Drama - 'EastEnders'
Life Time Achievement - David Attenborough
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