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Last Updated: Sunday, 18 April, 2004, 15:06 GMT 16:06 UK
Ant and Dec take away two awards
Ant and Dec
The pair were hosting their live show while the awards were on in Lucerne
TV presenters Ant and Dec picked up two trophies at the Golden Rose awards for their Saturday Night Takeaway show.

The 28-year-old stars said they were "thrilled" after winning both best game show host and best variety prizes.

The prestigious Rose d'Or television awards, held in Lucerne, Switzerland, honoured the best in non-US TV.

There were also awards for EastEnders star Shane Richie, comedian Harry Hill, actor Martin Freeman, and TV series Little Britain and Wife Swap.

Ant and Dec were hosting the live ITV1 Saturday night show back in the UK while the star-studded ceremony was taking place.

Sir Roger Moore signing autographs
Sir Roger Moore was among the big names at the award ceremony
But they said: "We are really, really thrilled.

"We love making Saturday Night Takeaway so it's brilliant that it's been recognised at such an important and prestigious event, especially when were up against some of the world's finest television talent."

The event was attended by veteran stars such as Sir Roger Moore, Christopher Lee and Harry Belafonte.

In other UK successes, former Office star Martin Freeman was named best sitcom actor for his role in ITV1 comedy Hardware.

Creature Comforts, made by Aardman Productions, scooped best comedy, and Channel 4's Wife Swap won a Golden Rose for best reality show.

BBC Three sketch series Little Britain, starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams, won the press prize.

And Shane Richie and Harry Hill walked away with best soap and best comedy actor awards.

The Rose d'Or winners in full


  • Arts and Specials - Amelia (Canada)
  • Comedy - Creature Comforts (UK)
  • Game show - My New Best Friend (UK)
  • Music - One Bullet Left (Switzerland)
  • Reality - Wife Swap (UK)
  • Sitcom - Peep Show (UK)
  • Soap - Saint Tropez (France)
  • Variety - Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (UK)
  • Press prize - Little Britain (UK)
  • Honorary Rose - John de Mol
  • Paper Format - From Rust to Riches (Sweden)
  • Pilot Award - Fur TV (UK)


  • Comedy, female - Anke Engelke, Ladykracher (Germany)
  • Comedy, male - Harry Hill, Harry Hill's TV Burp (UK)
  • Sitcom, female - Felicitas Woll, Berlin, Berlin (Germany)
  • Sitcom, male - Martin Freeman, Hardware (UK)
  • Soap, female - Benedicte Delmas, Saint Tropez (France)
  • Soap, male - Shane Richie, EastEnders (UK)
  • Game show - Ant and Dec, Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (UK)

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