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Last Updated: Wednesday October 26 2005 06:16 GMT

Doctor Who wins three top awards

Billie Piper with Doctor Who co-stars Noel Clarke and Camille Codurui
Doctor Who has picked up three prizes at the National Television Awards - more than any other programme.

The BBC show won most popular drama, and Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper were named most popular actor and actress too.

The show came back to the BBC after a 16-year absence in 2005 and proved to be a big hit with viewers.

EastEnders was named most popular serial drama, and Ant and Dec won the best entertainment hosts award.

Coronation Street's Antony Cotton, who plays Sean, won the most popular newcomer prize.

The EastEnders cast
And Little Britain, starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams, was named best comedy.

There was success for Sharon Osbourne too, who beat her arch rival Simon Cowell to be named most popular expert on TV.

And Jamie Oliver, who's lead a campaign to make your school dinners healthier, picked up most popular factual programme for Jamie's School Dinners and also won a special achievement gong for all his hard work trying to make children eat better.




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