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Harry Enfield is a Loaded Legend
by Kev Geoghegan
Newsbeat reporter

Harry Enfield , Paul Kaye and Leigh Francis
Harry Enfield, Paul Kaye and Leigh Francis with their Lafta awards.

Harry Enfield's been given the top honour at Loaded magazine's annual Lafta comedy awards.

He was named Loaded Legend at the event in London.

The sketch show comedian told Newsbeat: "I started being called a legend by people in the street about five years ago, when I lost my hair.

"They'd say, 'Oh, you're a legend, my dad loves you'. Before then, they'd say, 'I love you'. My hair now grows inwards and comes out of my nose."

Lafta record

Jimmy Carr picked up the award for best stand-up. It's the fifth Lafta of his career, which is apparently some kind of record.

He said: "They got me quite early, they supported me from early on, which is a nice thing and you do remember the people who are nice to you.

"They're a nice bunch of guys, they're not as rampantly misogynistic as you would hope and imagine."

Mike Strutter

There were a few token lads' mag favourites at the bash, including Abi Titmuss and Danielle Lloyd.

Paul Kaye showed up as his monstrous alter ego, MTV presenter Mike Strutter.

Swigging from a bottle of bourbon and with a bloody nose, he was joined by a girl dressed in a PVC bodysuit as he picked up the award for funniest TV personality.

He said: "I'm not quite sure how that happened, I'm not on TV. I won the same award last year and I wasn't on TV either.

"I think it's just 'cause I show up."

He claims he came up with the idea for the brash foul-mouthed presenter from his teenage son.

He said: "When Grand Theft Auto came out and all his mates had it, i just thought I want to come up with a programme that you'd find in a bar in Grand Theft Auto-land."

Other winners included My Name Is Earl for funniest TV show, In Bruges for funniest film and Radio 1's Scott Mills had the funniest radio show.

Leigh Francis was named funniest man and Gavin and Stacey's Ruth Jones won the funniest woman award.

The Laftas are voted for by the readers of Loaded magazine.



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