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Happy Valley wins big at TV Choice Awards 2024

Sarah Lancashire scooped the Best Actress accolade at the TV Choice Awards 2024 credit:Bang Showbiz
Sarah Lancashire scooped the Best Actress accolade at the TV Choice Awards 2024 credit:Bang Showbiz

'Happy Valley' was among the big winners at this year's TV Choice Awards, after scooping two prizes.

The BBC thriller clinched the Best Drama Series gong at the London Hilton hotel on Park Lane on Monday (12.02.24), and Sarah Lancashire - who plays police sergeant Catherine Cawood in the show - scooped the Best Actress accolade.

Sarah overcome competition from Call The Midwife's Jenny Agutter, 'Vera' legend Brenda Blethyn, and Yasmin Finney, who appears in 'Heartstopper'.

Netflix's 'Heartstopper' and ITV's 'Vera' also lost out to 'Happy Valley' in the Best Drama Series category, as did Channel 5's 'All Creatures Great and Small'.

'Emmerdale' was another double winner on the night, after the ITV show won the Best Soap prize, and Jeff Hordley clinched the Best Soap Actor accolade, while Coronation Street's Dame Maureen Lipman winning Best Soap Actress.

Other big TV Choice Awards winners included 'Doc Martin' star Martin Clunes, who won Best Actor, while 'Call The Midwife' won the Best Family Drama award, and 'Death in Paradise' spin-off 'Beyond Paradise' won Best New Drama.

Netflix won the Favourite Channel/ Streaming Site accolade, but Channel 4 tasted success with 'Gogglebox'/ 'Celebrity Gogglebox' being named Best Entertainment Show over 'Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway', 'The Graham Norton Show' and 'Taskmaster'.

What's more, Channel 4's 'The Great British Bake Off' won Best Talent Show, defeating 'Strictly Come Dancing', 'Britain's Got Talent', and 'The Masked Singer'.

'Animal Park' scooped the Best Daytime Show award, beating off competition from the likes of 'This Morning' and 'Loose Women'.

The TV Choice Awards 2024 Full Winners List:

Best New Drama

Beyond Paradise

Best Drama Series

Happy Valley

Best Family Drama

Call The Midwife

Best Actor

Martin Clunes, Doc Martin

Best Actress

Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley

Best Comedy Show

Mrs Browns Boys

Best Reality Show

I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Best Entertainment Show

Gogglebox/ Celebrity Gogglebox

Best Lifestyle Show

The Martin Lewis Money Show Live

Best Daytime Show

Animal Park

Best Food Show

James Martin’s Saturday Morning

Best Factual Show

Winter on the Farm/ Springtime on the Farm

Favourite Channel/ Streaming Site

Netflix

Best Game Show

The Chase

Best Talent Show

The Great British Bake Off

Best Soap Actor

Jeff Hordley, Emmerdale

Best Soap Actress

Dame Maureen Lipman, Coronation Street

Best Soap

Emmerdale