The lucky winners were revealed on our website at 7pm on Monday, 7 September 2020 & broadcast live on Greatest Hits Radio.
BEST ACTOR: MARTIN CLUNES for DOC MARTIN
He’s been a major star since before our Awards started, but this is a first win for Martin Clunes, in his role as curmudgeonly Doc Martin. The popular family drama has been on our screens since 2004 and lured legions of fans to the Cornish resort of Port Isaac where it’s filmed.
BEST ACTRESS: JODIE COMER for KILLING EVE
It’s two in a row for Jodie Comer, in her role as chameleon killer Villanelle in the cool drama that paired her with US star Sandra Oh. While the team was waiting to film series four, Jodie spent some of lockdown recording one of the new run of Talking Heads.
BEST DAYTIME SHOW: THIS MORNING
There’s just no stopping the daytime stalwart that celebrated its 30th anniversary since its last win. And it’s been an unforgettable year for the ITV show, thanks to emotional scenes early this year, when Phillip Schofield revealed that he is gay.
BEST REALITY SHOW: I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE!
This will be the 14th Best Reality Show award for the show which last year brought Dec Donnelly and Ant McPartlin back together as our hosts. The 2019 series saw former EastEnder Jacqueline Jossa crowned Queen of the Jungle, beating DJ Roman Kemp and Corrie star Andy Whyment.
BEST FOOD SHOW: GORDON, GINO & FRED: AMERICAN ROAD TRIP
Chefs Gordon Ramsay and Gino d’Acampo and maître d’ Fred Siriex found the recipe for success when they teamed up for a show featuring food, travel and a lot of tomfoolery. There’s a second TV Choice award for the three amigos, thanks to their second series charting their travels around America and the trio have planned a trip to Asia for their next one.
BEST TALENT SHOW: THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF/BAKE OFF THE PROFESSIONALS/GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF FOR STAND UP TO CANCER
It’s a first win for Love Productions’ baking shows, after several appearances on our shortlist. The 2019 series of The Great British Bake Off was the last to feature host Sandi Toksvig, who will be replaced by Matt Lucas when the 2020 series airs.
BEST FACTUAL SHOW: BRADLEY WALSH & SON: BREAKING DAD
TV all rounder Brad has scored another hit with the travel show that sees him hit the road with son Barney to explore America. After an initial run in 2019 that saw the pair journey from LA to New Orleans, they returned for a longer run this year, travelling from Florida to Maine, enjoying adventures and banter along the way.
BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW: THE MARTIN LEWIS MONEY SHOW
Advice from the Money Saving Expert website founder has never been as crucial as this year, as the national economy took a hit thanks to covid-19. Martin’s advice programme has been a huge support for viewers, who have rewarded him with his first ever TV Choice Award.
BEST COMEDY SHOW: AFTER LIFE
It’s two in a row for Ricky Gervais’s series about a newspaper journalist grieving for his late wife. The series which also stars Joe Wilkinson, Diane Morgan and Kerry Godliman will be back for a third run which writer and star Ricky says will be its last.
BEST NEW DRAMA: WHITE HOUSE FARM
ITV’s drama saw off strong competition from Gentleman Jack, Normal People and Gangs of London to triumph tonight. The drama told the story of the notorious Jeremy Bamber murder case, with Freddie Fox taking on the role of the callous charmer who killed his own family for an inheritance.
BEST FAMILY DRAMA: CALL THE MIDWIFE
Series nine of the nostalgic drama sees a seventh trophy heading back to Nonnatus House. After months with filming halted by Covid, the Call The Midwife team is now back filming Christmas in Poplar for the festive special. Recently it was announced that Jennifer Kirby, as Nurse Valerie Dyer, is set to depart.
BEST DRAMA SERIES: PEAKY BLINDERS
This is the second Best Drama Series win for the hit drama set around Tommy Shelby’s Birmingham gangsters. The award is for series 5 of Steven Knight’s show, which was the first to air on BBC1 after a move from BBC2 and saw viewing figures leap up to 7m.
BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW: ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY
Here’s to a phenomenal seventh award for the Geordie duo’s much loved family show featuring skits, competitions and celebrity wind-ups. Victory will feel especially sweet following Ant’s return to our screens after taking time out, and the popular stars will tell their story in a new book out this Autumn.
BEST SOAP ACTOR: JACK P SHEPHERD
Twenty years after arriving in Weatherfield as Gail’s cheeky youngest child, Jack wins his first TV Choice award for a year of drama that has seen David Platt try to cope with wife Shona’s shocking memory loss.
BEST SOAP ACTRESS: SHELLEY KING
The nation has been shocked and gripped by the storyline that has seen kindly Yasmeen Metcalfe caught in a coercive control relationship with husband Geoff, played by Ian Bartholomew. Shelley and the team did extensive research to do justice to the sensitive subject and today’s award honours her efforts.
BEST SOAP: CORONATION STREET
It’s a hat trick for the cobbles crew, as our Best Soap award makes its way to Weatherfield, where former Emmerdale producer Iain Macleod is in charge. While it’s been a tricky year for Corrie, like all the shows that shut down filming, there will be celebrations to come, as the show turns 60 in December.