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Tuesday, 12 March, 2002, 18:32 GMT
Ant and Dec sweep TV awards
Ant and Dec will star in Likely Lads remake
Ant and Dec will star in Likely Lads remake
TV presenters Ant and Dec have swept the board at the annual Television and Radio Industries Club (Tric) awards.

The duo were named TV personalities of the year, while the hit shows they hosted - CD:UK and Pop Idol - were also winners.

Pop Idol, which was a massive hit on ITV1, was named TV entertainment programme of the year, beating The Frank Skinner Show and So Graham Norton.

CD:UK, the Saturday morning kids' show they used to host with Cat Deeley, was named best TV music and arts programme.

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly left the show in December to concentrate on other TV commitments, including plans for a new series of The Likely Lads.

James Nesbitt won best drama actor
James Nesbitt won best drama actor

The duo were not at the ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel but Pop Idol judges Simon Cowell and Nicki Chapman were on hand to pick up the prizes.

Personalities

Radio One's Sara Cox was named radio personality of the year, ITV's Gabby Logan was sports presenter of the year, while Mary Nightingale scooped newscaster of the year.

Ronni Ancona, comedy partner of Alistair MacGowan, was named best new TV talent and Linda Green, starring former Big Breakfast presenter Liza Tarbuck, picked up comedy programme of the year.

Jayne Middlemiss and Lisa Snowdon host LA Pool Party
Jayne Middlemiss and Lisa Snowdon host LA Pool Party
Elsewhere BBC One's EastEnders beat Coronation Street and Hollyoaks for the title of TV soap of the year, Cold Feet star James Nesbitt was drama performer of the year and David Attenborough's The Blue Planet picked up the prize for best documentary.

Channel 4's house hunting show A Place In The Sun won best morning/daytime show, while BBC One's The Way We Live Now won best drama.

In the satellite/digital awards, Kirsty Gallacher - of Sky One and Sky Sports - won best presenter while BBC Choice's LA Pool Party walked off with best programme.

See also:

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