TV Choice Awards 2018
The lucky winners were announced on the evening of Monday, 10 September, in London. You can view the nominees and winners below.
All the winners, pictures and gossip from the evening will feature in TV Choice magazine, on sale Tuesday, 18 September.
BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW
WINNER! DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC1
DIY SOS began in 1999 and was rebranded as The Big Build in 2010, and rather than fixing homeowners’ DIY blunders, the show now enlists the help of local tradesmen and the community in order to undertake bigger projects for deserving causes. Last week, the show – presented by Nick Knowles – screened the first of a two-part project building a new home for a boxing club in the heart of the Grenfell Tower community.
Long Lost Family ITV
The Martin Lewis Money Show ITV
The Undateables Channel 4
BEST DAYTIME SHOW
WINNER! This Morning ITV
They may have temporarily lost their home at London Studios, but the ITV daytime stalwart certainly hasn’t lost its appeal, with Phil and Holly winning yet another award for the programme due to celebrate its 30th birthday next month. Soon after, Holly will temporarily give up her seat on the sofa, as she joins Dec Donnelly to present this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The Chase ITV
Loose Women ITV
WINNER! Michelle Keegan Our Girl
Back in 2008 we first honoured Michelle with our Best Soap Newcomer award, for her role as Corrie’s Tina McIntyre. Since leaving the soap in 2014 her credits have included Ordinary Lies and Tina And Bobby. She wins her first TVChoice Best Actress trophy for her role as Georgie Lane in Our Girl, the military drama in which she replaced another soap favourite, Lacey Turner.
Linda Bassett Call The Midwife
Brenda Blethyn Vera
Helen McCrory Peaky Blinders
WINNER! Cillian Murphy Peaky Blinders
Irish actor Cillian has built up an impressive list of film credits including playing Scarecrow in The Dark Knight Batman films. However, he’s honoured tonight for his biggest small screen role, as Tommy Shelby, leader of the infamous Peaky Blinders, who became gangland supremos in post World War I Birmingham.
William Beck Casualty
Martin Clunes Doc Martin
Aidan Turner Poldark
BEST FOOD SHOW
WINNER! Sunday Brunch Channel 4
It’s a second TVChoice trophy for the marathon three-hour chat and cooking show hosted by broadcaster Tim Lovejoy and chef Simon Rimmer. Since their last victory in this category (in 2016), Simon has competed in Strictly Come Dancing, with his elimination in week six providing his co-host with endless ammunition for their friendly banter, which regularly focuses on the success of their rival football teams, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Classic Mary Berry BBC1
Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape ITV
The Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure BBC2
BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW
WINNER! Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway ITV
Despite a tricky year for Ant McPartlin, who is currently taking a break from TV, fans have stayed loyal to the Geordie duo’s Saturday night stalwart, which scoops its sixth TVChoice award in a row tonight, for the run which saw Scarlett Moffatt and Britain’s Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern step up to assist Dec with presenting duties.
Celebrity Juice ITV2
Gogglebox Channel 4
The Graham Norton Show BBC1
BEST NEW DRAMA
WINNER! Liar ITV
ITV had a huge hit with the ‘he said, she said’ drama, which aired last autumn. The series, which was created by Jack and Harry Williams, who had previously written The Missing, teamed up Ioan Gruffudd and Joanne Froggatt as Andrew and Laura and they will return for series two next year.
Ackley Bridge Channel 4
The Good Doctor Sky Living
The Split BBC1
BEST REALITY SHOW
WINNER! I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! ITV
It’s a baker’s dozen for I’m A Celeb, as we hand over an amazing 13th trophy to the ITV show that sends celebs into the Aussie outback to bond and eat bugs. This win is for the 2017 series which saw one of the lesser-known campmates, Made In Chelsea’s Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo, win the crown and make a firm friend in Boris’s dad, Stanley Johnson.
First Dates/First Dates Hotel Channel 4
The Island With Bear Grylls/Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls Channel 4
Love Island ITV2
WINNER! Benidorm ITV
Fans of the saucy seaside series were sad to hear that this year’s 10th series would be the end of our visits to Spain’s Solana hotel. Since first airing in 2007 Derren Litten’s comedy has made favourites of characters like the Garvey family and The Oracle. While the show may have ended, several of the main cast are currently performing Benidorm Live around the country.
The Big Bang Theory E4
The Keith & Paddy Picture Show ITV
Not Going Out BBC1
BEST FACTUAL SHOW
WINNER! Blue Planet II BBC1
The first series of David Attenborough’s look at the world’s oceans was screened in 2001 and took five years to film. While Attenborough remains a TV favourite, fans had to wait 16 years for Blue Planet II, which was screened last October and was the first natural history series to premiere on the same day in the United Kingdom, Nordic regions, Europe and in Asia.
24 Hours In A&E Channel 4
Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs ITV
The Supervet Channel 4
BEST TALENT SHOW
WINNER! Strictly Come Dancing BBC1
As the Strictly team prepare for their 16th series – having paired up this year’s contestants on Saturday’s launch show - they celebrate a win for the 2017 series which culminated with actor Joe McFadden beating Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee and Gemma Atkinson to lift the gitterball trophy.
Britain’s Got Talent ITV
Dancing On Ice ITV
The Great British Bake Off Channel 4
BEST FAMILY DRAMA
WINNER! Call The Midwife BBC1
It’s an impressive fifth win for series seven of the heart-warming drama about nuns and nurses in the East End’s Poplar. The series had fans in pieces, as a shocking plot saw much-loved nurse Barbara Hereward (Charlotte Ritchie) die from septicaemia caused by meningitis, leaving husband Tom and her friends bereft.
Doc Martin ITV
The Durrells ITV
BEST DRAMA SERIES
WINNER! Peaky Blinders BBC2
Since 2013, the saga of a family of Birmingham gangsters has been steadily building a devoted fanbase, and the cast, which includes Helen McCrory as matriarch Polly and Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, leader of the Peaky Blinders. The team are about to start filming series five, which will see the hit show rewarded for its success with a move from BBC2 to BBC1.
Doctor Foster BBC1
Outlander Amazon Prime Video
BEST SOAP NEWCOMER
WINNER! Ned Porteous Joseph Tate Emmerdale
After a brief 2016 role as Mark Fowler in EastEnders, Ned arrived in the Dales as posh newcomer ‘Tom Waterhouse’ in September 2017, and quickly charmed Debbie Dingle. But Emmerdale fans were stunned when Tom revealed himself to be Joseph, son of the late Chris Tate and admitted that the romance was part of a revenge plot on his former stepmother Charity.
Ryan Clayton Josh Tucker Coronation Street
Katie Jarvis Hayley Slater EastEnders
Andrew Scarborough Graham Foster Emmerdale
BEST SOAP ACTOR
WINNER! Danny Dyer Mick Carter EastEnders
Danny turned down a role in EastEnders in 2009, claiming he wouldn’t join the show until he was ‘fat, bald and fifty.’ But fans of the show are delighted that he changed his mind, arriving as new Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in 2013. Recently Mick’s been involved in a plot which has seen him learn that childhood friend Stuart is a sadistic bully, with a shooting in Walford as the latest twist.
Ryan Hawley Robert Sugden Emmerdale
Jack P Shepherd David Platt Coronation Street
Shayne Ward Aidan Connor Coronation Street
BEST SOAP ACTRESS
WINNER! Emma Atkins Charity Dingle Emmerdale
Emma Atkins made her first appearance as Emmerdale’s wild Charity Dingle in 2000, having beaten another future soap favourite Suranne Jones to the role. After causing chaos in the Dales she quit in 2005 but returned in 2009 to wreak more havoc. Recently fans have watched Charity cope with the news that her second child, Ryan, who she thought had died at birth is alive and well.
Lucy Fallon Bethany Platt Coronation Street
Catherine Tyldesley Eva Price Coronation Street
Lacey Turner Stacey Fowler EastEnders
WINNER! Coronation Street ITV
Coronation Street wins our top soap award for a year which saw the end of producer Kate Oates’ reign over Weatherfield. She’s set to take over at EastEnders next month and also enjoyed a hugely successful stint running Emmerdale. The highlight of the year onscreen was the demise of villain Pat Phelan, while other storylines have included the return of Carla Connor and the controversial rape of David Platt.
Hollyoaks Channel 4