Killing Eve was the big winner at the BAFTA TV awards, taking home the awards for best drama, best actress, and best supporting actress.

The show led the nominations on the night, taking home several of the biggest awards available, including beating Bodyguard for best drama.

Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge exclaimed "F***" on stage, and praised her "charismatic, breathtaking, energetic team," after winning the award.

She said: "I can't speak it's so unbelievably exciting", and praised author Luke Jennings, whose books were the basis for the drama.

She added: "Thanks for everyone for taking risks. Jodie Comer almost swallowed a wasp in Tuscany. It was a really edgy moment that we did capture on camera".

The show also saw Jodie Comer take home the gong for best lead actress.

Comer was in tears after she beat co-star Sandra Oh to the award.

"Thank you so much," she said. "Sorry I'm the only one who's turned on the waterworks."

Paying tribute to Phoebe Waller-Bridge, she said: "Phoebe, I feel so lucky to say I worked with you, also to call you a friend.

The darkly comic crime drama also saw a win for Irish actress Fiona Shaw, who won the best supporting actress award for her role as Carolyn Martens in the show.

There was disappointment for the cast and crew of Derry Girls, which was nominated in the best scripted comedy category, but saw the award go to Sally4ever.

Meanwhile, Benedict Cumberbatch earned his first BAFTA win, taking home the award for leading actor for his role as Patrick Melrose in the Sky Atlantic drama of the same name.

The actor told the audience: "Oh gosh, I think I'm going to fall over, I'm very used to being a bridesmaid not the bride.

"I'll keep it short because everyone probably does need to go to the bathroom.

"We all stand on one man's shoulders, the man who wrote the five novels who this is based on, Edward St Aubyn, thank you for your wit, your courage."

Ben Whishaw won best supporting actor for his role as Norman Scott in A Very English Scandal.

He was unable to attend the ceremony, with the award collected on his behalf by director Stephen Frears.

Bodyguard won the only award voted for by viewers – ‘Virgin Media's must-see moment’.

It claimed the prize for the death of Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes) in an explosion in the BBC One drama.

Creator Jed Mercurio and co-star Richard Madden were not at the ceremony.

The award for best Mini-Series went to Patrick Melrose.

Female performance in a comedy programme was won by Jessica Hynes for her role in BBC Four series There She Goes, while Steve Pemberton won the corresponding male award for his role in Inside No. 9.

The Winners:

Best Drama Series:

Killing Eve

Best Actor:

Benedict Cumberbatch in Patrick Melrose

Best Actress:

Jodie Comer in Killing Eve

Best Supporting Actor:

Ben Whishaw for A Very English Scandal

Best Supporting Actress:

Fiona Shaw for Killing Eve

Best Scripted Comedy:

Sally4ever

Best Male Comedy Performance:

Steve Pemberton for Inside No. 9

Best Female Comedy Performance:

Jessica Hynes for There She Goes

Best Mini Series:

Patrick Melrose

Best Soap and Continuing Drama:

Eastenders

Best Entertainment Programme:

Britain’s Got Talent

Must See Moment of the Year:

Bodyguard

Best Entertainment Performance:

Lee Mack in Would I Lie To You?

Best Factual Series or Strand:

Louis Theroux’s Altered States