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Plebs wins Best New Comedy award

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Plebs wins Best New Comedy Programme award

Plebs has won the Best New Comedy Programme award at this year's British Comedy Awards.

The ITV2 series beat out competition from BBC Two's Count Arthurt Strong, the Sky Arts sketch show Psychobitches and BBC Three's Cuckoo to win the gong.

The series focuses on the lives of the terrible trio Marcus (Tom Rosenthal), Stylax (Joel Fry) and Grumio (Ryan Sampson) in Ancient Rome.

The show's win was announced at the British Comedy Awards Nominations show yesterday (December 4), ahead of the main awards next Thursday (December 12).

Actor Rosenthal commented: "We are all so thrilled to have won this award, finally bringing some glory to the Roman Empire. We will celebrate in true Roman style by drinking wine and building an arch."

Plebs' co-writers and directors Sam and Teddy Leifer added: "Our parents are in a bind: They're deeply ashamed of this filth we've produced. But now it's won an award they'll feel compelled to brag about it. Either way, Plebs will be the true legacy of the Roman Empire."

Plebs was recently announced to return for a second series.

The British Comedy Awards, which will be hosted by Jonathan Ross, will air live on Channel 4 next Thursday (December 12).

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