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Friday 13th December 2019

Lorraine Kelly hits out at social media trolls in TV Choice Awards speech

She also warned her fellow presenters to enjoy what they do

Outstanding Achievement winner Lorraine Kelly used her speech at the 2019 TV Choice Awards to hit out at social media trolls and urge TV presenters to appreciate what they do.

The 59-year-old host was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award and was presented with the accolade by Good Morning Britain co-host Piers Morgan.

The TV legend then used her time on the podium to address "vile" internet bullies and called for an end to nastiness online.

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Speaking at the annual ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel on London's Park Lane, she said: "They have to deal with some really vile things on the internet.

"That cannot continue.

"Don't look at the comments, don't take those comments to heart. They're horrible, nasty ants with megaphones."

Just be kind and enjoy the best business in the world.

She went on to say to her fellow TV stars: "Just be kind and enjoy the best business in the world. Aren't we lucky to be in telly?"

Meanwhile, Line of Duty was a big winner on the night, with the hit cop show nabbing Best Drama Series following the explosive fifth season.

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Adrian Dunbar was also named Best Actor for his role as Superintendent Ted Hastings on the show.

He beat off stiff competition from his co-star Martin Compston (Steve Arnott), Richard Madden (PS David Budd in Bodyguard) and Aidan Turner (Captain Ross Poldark in Poldark).

Elsewhere, ITV's This Morning was named Best Daytime Show for the fourth year in a row.

Phillip Schofield said: "We're incredibly proud of our team, incredibly proud of our show. We're so proud to be part of our family."

"And he then told his co-host Holly Willoughby: "I love you." And she replied: "I love you."

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The win annoyed Piers, who jokingly called the pair "snivelling little [Bleeps]", after Good Morning Britain lost out to the prize again.

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! - which saw Holly step in for Ant McPartlin in 2018 as he took some time off from presenting duties with his sidekick Declan Donnelly - was named Best Reality Show for the eighth year running.

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Jodie Comer was named Best Actress for her outstanding performance as Villanelle in Killing Eve and Call The Midwife was named Best Family Drama once again.

Bodyguard was named Best New Drama and The Graham Norton Show won Best Entertainment Show.

As for the soaps categories, Emmerdale was crowned Best Soap and EastEnders nabbed two awards: Best Soap Actor for Danny Dyer (Mick Carter) and Best Newcomer for Kara-Leah Fernandes (Bailey Baker).

Alison King (Carla Connor) won Best Soap Actress for Coronation Street.

A full list of the winners is as follows:

Best Daytime Show

This Morning

Best Actress

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Outstanding Contribution To Television

Lorraine Kelly

Best Talent Show

Britain’s Got Talent

Best Reality Show

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

Best Actor

Adrian Dunbar, Line Of Duty

Best Food Show

Gordon, Gino And Fred: Road Trip

Best Comedy

After Life

Best Factual Show

Blue Planet Live

Best Drama Series

Line Of Duty

Best Lifestyle Show

DIY SOS: The Big Build

Best Family Drama

Call The Midwife

Best New Drama


Best Entertainment Show

The Graham Norton Show

Best Soap Newcomer

Kara-Leah Fernandes, EastEnders

Best Soap Actress

Alison King, Coronation Street

Best Soap Actor

Danny Dyer, EastEnders

Best Soap


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