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Last Updated: Monday April 18 2005 12:02 GMT

Coronation Street wins TV Bafta

The cast of Coronation Street
Coronation Street has won the TV Bafta for the best continuing drama, taking the prize for a third year in a row.

The Manchester-based soap beat off competition from The Bill, Doctors and Holby City to snatch the top TV award.

I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! won best entertainment programme but Ant and Dec lost out on the prize for best entertainment performance.

Instead that went to Paul O'Grady, who presents the ITV1 afternoon show The Paul O'Grady Show.

But had Ant and Dec won the award they wouldn't have been there to pick it up in person - they were watching their team Newcastle United lose 4-1 in the FA Cup semi-finals.

Loads of stars did turn out for the awards though, with many wearing expensive designer dresses.

Tina O'Brien who plays Sarah in Corrie was spotted in a Matthew Williamson rainbow-coloured creation, and Kate Ford, who plays Tracy Barlow in the soap, wore a turquoise Amanda Wakeley dress.

New Dr Who

David Tennant
David Tennant is looking forward to being Doctor Who
The new Dr Who star David Tennant also put in an appearance, wearing a kilt.

He's not sure if he'll be playing the part in a Scottish accent saying: "All of that is up for grabs at the moment, but Dr Who is the best show ever and I can't wait."

He also said he was really pleased that Billie Piper would continue in the role as the Doctor's assistant Rose.



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