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Monday, 3 December, 2001, 07:07 GMT
Cat takes Bafta TV cream
Cat Deeley
Cat that got the cream: Deeley kisses her Bafta
Television celebrity Cat Deeley has beaten her former co-presenters Ant and Dec to the Best Presenter at the Children's Bafta awards.

On Saturday, Cat said goodbye to her colleagues Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly as they left the popular children's television SM:TV Live.

But her talented performance on the Saturday morning programme has been rewarded by the honour from the British Academy Children's Film and Television Awards.

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly
Cat was cheered on by Ant and Dec
The BBC Children's drama Grange Hill, which launched the careers of EastEnders stars Todd Carty and former colleague Susan Tully, received a Special Award for outstanding creative contribution ceremony held at the London Hilton on Sunday.

Shrek, the animated movie, which features the voice of Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz beat Jim Carrey's The Grinch and Spy Kids to win the best Feature Film category.

The Writer's Award was presented to Roy Apps for his contribution to children's television over the past 20 years with credits including Byker Grove, Barmy Aunt Boomerang and The Ghost Hunter.


Pop stars Hear'Say were in the audience
Other awards were presented in a range of categories from best Schools Drama to Pre-School Live Action programme.

Cat received her best presenter award from Simon Cowell, chairman of judges from the talent show Pop Idol.

Ant and Dec, who front Pop Idol, were the first members of the audience on their feet to applaud their former colleague.

Also in the audience were Olympic Gold medallist Denise Lewis, boxer Audley Harrison, presenter Dani Behr, former Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey and one of the stars of the hit comedy The Royle Family, Ralf Little.

Big Brother star Dean O'Loughlin and EastEnders actor Todd Carty, who plays Mark Fowler, were also there.

Children's Bafta award winners:

  • Factual: Nick News

  • Pre-school animation: Animal Stories

  • International: Teachers Pet

  • Schools factual (primary): Zig Zag: Children of the Second World War

  • Schools factual (secondary): The Test of Time - Forgiveness

  • Schools Drama: ID Citizenship: Beyond the Boundary

  • The writer's award: Roy Apps

  • Pre-school live action: The Hoobs

  • Lego/Bafta kids' vote: Disney Channel Kids Awards Final

  • Animation: Aunt Tiger (Bookbox: Animated Tales of the World)

  • Entertainment: The Quick Trick Show

  • Feature film: Shrek

  • Drama: Custer's Last Stand-Up

  • Presenter: Cat Deeley from SM:TV Live

  • The Special award: Grange Hill

  • See also:

    26 Oct 01 | New Media
    BBC News Online wins fourth Bafta
    01 Dec 01 | Reviews
    Ant and Dec: Your views
    01 Dec 01 | TV and Radio
    Ant and Dec's tearful finale
    23 Aug 01 | TV and Radio
    Behr challenges Ant and Dec
    04 Aug 00 | Entertainment
    Grange Hill plans lesbian storyline
    12 Nov 00 | Entertainment
    Children's favourites honoured
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