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Outnumbered picks up three British comedy awards

Sir Terry Wogan
Sir Terry was inducted into the Radio Academy's Hall of Fame this week

Family-based BBC One comedy Outnumbered has picked up three British Comedy Awards, while Sir Terry Wogan was honoured with a lifetime achievement.

The show was named best sitcom, best comedy and one of its stars Ramona Marquez won the female newcomer award.

Harry Hill's TV Burp was named best comedy entertainment programme for the second year running. The funnyman also picked up entertainment personality.

Michael McIntyre, nominated for three, won best live stand up comedian.

In front of a superhero-themed set, host Jonathan Ross opened the show with a joke the Sachsgate scandal telling the audience that "it's been a remarkable year... for a start I've been allowed to work."


Scots comedian Frankie Boyle, who recently left the panel of new quiz show Mock The Week, caused some controversy with a joke about sex abuse which prompted a shocked-looking Ross to say: "Well Happy Christmas everybody."

Gruff Rhys Jones and Graham Linehan
Griff Rhys Jones presented Graham Linehan with his award

Harry Potter author JK Rowling handed the outstanding contribution to comedy award to Peter Kay. The comedian recently topped the UK singles chart with the official Children in Need charity single.

Accepting the award, Kay said: "I don't know what to say... lovely. Thanks to anybody who's ever met me... anybody who's bought a ticket for my new show, and thanks to everybody who's selling them on eBay."

Sir Terry Wogan followed up his induction into the Radio Academy's Hall of Fame earlier in the week with a lifetime achievement award.

He was given a standing ovation and joked: "If you can stay upright and reasonably sober, they'll give you something in the end."

Have I Got News For You was named best comedy quiz show, ahead of Mock The Week and last year's winner QI.

Katie Price presented The Inbetweeners' Simon Bird with the best television comedy actor while Katharine Parkinson picked up the comedy actress award.

Psychoville, the dark comedy follow-up from The League of Gentleman was given the best new television comedy.

Alexander Armstrong
Have I Got News For You guest host Alexander Armstrong accepted the award

Pamela Anderson, who is doing a stint of Pantomime in the UK this Christmas, presented the award to creators and stars Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

Pemberton joked: "Thanks to everybody for watching the show, I know you both enjoyed it."

In The Loop, the movie spinoff of BBC political comedy The Thick of It was named best comedy film.

Newspaper columnist Charlie Brooker was honoured with a best male newcomer award for his show You Have Been Watching.

Comedy veteran Harry Enfield picked up the award for best sketch show and a special of cancelled BBC Three show Pulling was named best comedy drama.

Father Ted and The IT Crowd writer Graham Linehan was presented with the Ronnie Barker Writer's Guild of Great Britain Award.

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