Cork-based series The Young Offenders has won the Scripted Comedy prize at the Royal Television Society awards, triumphing over Brassic and Sex Education.

The show, which is a spin-off from the acclaimed 2016 film, has run for three hugely successful series on RTÉ2 and BBC Three, and stars Chris Walley and Alex Murphy as two loveable teenage bicycle thieves in Cork juggling school, home life, and relationships.

ITV's lunchtime show Loose Women won the Daytime Programme Award for the show's first all-black panel special, broadcast during Black History Month last October.

Accepting the award, Loose Women host Charlene White said the victory showed that "anything is possible".

The results of the Royal Television Society awards were announced in a virtual ceremony hosted by Jonathan Ross, which was broadcast online on Tuesday evening.

Speaking after the RTS nominations were revealed earlier this month, TV producer Kenton Allen, who chaired the awards, said: "The standard of entries has been outstanding and demonstrated the breadth of high-quality content that has informed, entertained and kept audiences going through what has been such a uniquely difficult time.

"We very much look forward to and hope everyone will join us on the 16th March to celebrate the nominees and winners and another outstanding year of television."