Wednesday, October 28, 1998 Published at 03:06 GMT
Barrymore makes it four in TV awards
Michael Barrymore: I'm still standing
Michael Barrymore made it a clean sweep by picking up an award at the National Television Awards for the fourth year in a row.
The star showed that even with a troubled personal life he was still a huge hit with the public by picking up the award for Most Popular Entertainment Presenter.
Barrymore was uncharacteristically restrained as he picked up his award.
Last year he broke down after a rambling acceptance speech, but this year managed to keep his composure.
He joked: "They say in life that you have to stand and be counted - I'm just happy I'm still standing tonight."
Coronation Street ended a two-year run of success for EastEnders by being named Most Popular Serial Drama at the ceremony in London's Royal Albert Hall.
Inspector Morse star John Thaw was also among the big winners of the night, picking up a special recognition award and the Most Popular Actor title.
This Morning, marking its 10th anniversary this month, was named Most Popular Daytime Programme.
Richard Madeley had grumbled about never winning an award despite 10 years of presenting This Morning.
He even admitted he had bet against himself winning.
He said after winning the award: "I am £15 down but we have won an award, we are thrilled."
Carol Smillie was clearly delighted when her show Changing Rooms was named Most Popular Factual Entertainment Programme.
She bounded on stage wearing a full-length lavender silk dress followed by her co-presenters who included Linda Barker and the show's handyman Handy Andy.
She beamed: "This is just so exciting."
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