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Monday, 9 September, 2002, 21:24 GMT 22:24 UK
EastEnders sweeps TV awards
EastEnders
Little Mo ended up in prison for attacking Trevor
EastEnders has swept the board at the 2002 TV Quick Awards for the second year running, eclipsing its rival Coronation Street which left empty-handed.

The show won best soap while Kacey Ainsworth, who plays the soap's Little Mo, picked up the best soap actress award, all of which are voted for by readers of the TV magazine.

Screen husband Trevor, played by Alex Ferns, was voted best soap newcomer.

The awards ceremony was held at a London hotel and was hosted by comedian Jack Dee.

Another big winner on the night was the BBC's revival of Auf Wiedersehen Pet which fought off competition from Footballers Wives in the best new drama programme.

Reality TV

Pop Idol picked up the gong for best reality TV show, having gripped the nation on the way to crowning Will Young the winner of the talent search series.

The ITV1 show hosted by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly beat last year's winner Big Brother and Survivor.

Pop Idol
The final of Pop Idol saw Will Young crowned winner
Prison drama Bad Girls won the best-loved drama award for the third year running, with Claire King, who plays governor Karen Betts, voted best actress.

TV fans once again voted David Jason as best actor for the third time and Only Fools and Horses, in which he played Del Boy, best comedy.

EastEnders' haul of awards continued with Martin Kemp once again picking up the best soap actor award for his role as the scheming Steve Owen.

Best storyline

The ex-Spandau Ballet band member has since left the show and is due to appear in the ITV1 drama Daddy's Girl.

The Little Mo and Trevor domestic violence story, which resulted in the abused wife attacking her husband with an iron landed the best storyline award.

The best lifestyle show went to decorating programme Changing Rooms, taking the title from Ground Force which had held it for three years.

Rolf Harris' Animal Hospital was voted best factual programme while GMTV won best daytime show.

So Graham Norton won the best entertainment show for the second time.

This is the second year running that Coronation Street has failed to win any awards.

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