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Mrs Brown's night at National TV Awards

1 of 1 O'Carroll and the gang - Awards success continues
O'Carroll and the gang - Awards success continues

Brendan O'Carroll's Mrs Brown's Boys was named Best Comedy at the UK's National TV Awards in London on Wednesday night.

Accepting the award with the rest of the cast, an overjoyed O'Carroll thanked the voting public for their generosity and added: "We just wanted to make a comedy show that makes people laugh."

When asked about TV critics of the show, he replied: "I respect they've got a job to do but there'll always be a donkey telling the racehorse how to run the race. If you want to be a racehorse get in the race."

Ant and Dec were honoured with the Landmark Award and the Best Entertainment Presenter award, while I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!, which they host, was named Best Entertainment programme.

Doctor Who was named Best Drama, with star Matt Smith winning Best Drama Performance.

Coronation Street's Julie Hesmondhalgh won Best Serial Drama Performance for her portrayal of Hayley, with the ITV soap also named Best Serial Drama.

EastEnders' Khali Best won Best Newcomer; This Morning was Best Daytime Show, with Strictly Come Dancing Best Talent Show.

Ant and Dec

Ant and Dec - Another haul

Julie Hesmondhalgh

Kian Egan and Jodi Albert

Michelle Keegan

Laura Whitmore

Brendan O'Carroll

The Winners

Factual Entertainment - Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs

Entertainment Programme - I'm a Celebrity...Get Me out of Here!

Documentary Series - Educating Yorkshire

Newcomer - Khali Best from EastEnders

Drama Performance - Matt Smith for Doctor Who

Daytime - This Morning

Comedy - Mrs Brown's Boys

Serial Drama Performance - Julie Hesmondhalgh for Coronation Street

Detective - Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock

Entertainment Presenter - Ant and Dec

Drama - Doctor Who

Serial Drama - Coronation Street

Landmark Award - Ant and Dec

Talent Show - Strictly Come Dancing

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