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In pictures: British Comedy Awards 2004
Jonathan Ross
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Jonathan Ross arrived in usual flamboyant fashion to host the 15th annual British Comedy Awards at London's South Bank on Wednesday.
Jack Dee
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Comedian Jack Dee presented the People's Choice Award to Matt Lucas and David Walliams for Little Britain.
Matt Lucas and David Walliams
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They celebrated their triple success with awards for best comedy programme, best comedy actor and the Peoples Choice Award....
Bridget Nielson and Matt Lucas
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...and Lucas received a celebratory kiss from actress Bridget Nielson backstage.
Johnny Vegas
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Johnny Vegas gave a rambling speech before asking Ant and Dec who had the longest eyelashes.
Caroline Quentin
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Caroline Quentin was among the night's winners with her award for best comedy actress.
Ricky Gervais
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Ricky Gervais and his Office co-writer Stephen Merchant received a special award for their writing.
Kelly and Sharon Osborne
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Kelly and Sharon Osborne said they had left Ozzy at home "watching the telly".
Ant and Dec
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Geordie duo Ant and Dec were also big winners on the night, taking home two awards.
Matt Groening
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Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, was presented with an award by scientist Stephen Hawking.

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