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Skins and The X Factor bag Baftas

By Sarah Jane Griffiths
Newsbeat entertainment reporter

Skins stars Kaya Scodelario and Hannah Murray
Skins stars Kaya Scodelario and Hannah Murray with their Bafta

Forget ratings heavyweights like The Apprentice, The X Factor and even Coronation Street.

Last night, Skins got the viewers' votes in the only Bafta category decided by the public, the Phillips Audience Award.

Stars Kaya Scodelario and Hannah Murray admitted they didn't have any Skins-style parties planned to celebrate.

"We didn't expect to win, so we haven't really planned in advance for that," said Hannah.

"But we need to phone everyone now," added Kaya, "and be like, 'Oh my god, we won!'"

The Bill beat Eastenders to the top soap prize at the London ceremony on Sunday night.

Winning Best Continuing Drama was just the icing on the cake for Chris Simmons, who plays DC Mickey Webb, though.

"I did the marathon this morning and this has rounded off the perfect day," he said. "But we won't be remembering it tomorrow."

Cheryl's 'immeasurable impact'

The X Factor won the prize for Best Entertainment Programme, and host Dermot O'Leary turned up judge-less to collect it.

He admitted the award may have had something to do with the success of new addition Cheryl Cole.

Harry Hill: 'I never thought I'd get three Baftas for a clip show'

"She's injected a new lease of life into it," he said, "just because of the warmth she gives out.

"She's an adorable girl and is so, so smart. I think her impact this year has just been immeasurable."

French and Saunders got a standing ovation as Dame Helen Mirren handed them their special Bafta Fellowship Award.

Backstage, they revealed Madonna is the only celebrity who never agreed to appear in one of their sketches.

"It's her loss - that's the way we've looked at it," said Dawn.

"Although we never liked to start a show without getting the 'no' from Madonna," added Jennifer. "So we used to insist that they asked her anyway just to torture her."

Harry Enfield won his first ever Bafta, as Harry And Paul picked up the Best Comedy Programme Award.

David Mitchell picked up Best Comedy Performance Award for Peep Show, and dedicated his award to co-star Robert Webb.

"I think it's a bit unfair on him really," he laughed. "We're the co-leads and obviously the show wouldn't work without either of us. But I'm not pretending I'm not glad it's this way round!"

Some of the Bafta nominees arriving for the awards

Harry Hill was chuffed his TV Burp show won him the Entertainment Performance Award for the second year in a row, but he reckons he's got a better idea of how to decide who gets it next year - a fight.

"Round one would be between Ant and Dec and Stephen Fry," he said, "then the winner would fight Jonathan Ross and, as the title holder, I would fight the winner of that match.

"Which I predict would probably be Rossy as he'd probably play dirty - eye-gouging, that sort of thing."

'A moving thing'

Jonathan Ross, though, was just happy to be nominated after his three-month broadcasting ban.

"In my period of, shall we say, 'early test retirement', I did become more aware of how lucky we all are to do the jobs that we do," he said on the way in.

"To be shown this kind of support and the respect of the people I work with is quite a moving thing for me."

He was just one of the celebrities who spent the night updating their Twitter accounts from their mobiles.

French And Saunders
French And Saunders took home the Bafta Fellowship Award

Stephen Fry put regular tweets on the social networking site, while Alan Carr revealed to his followers that the lining of his suit jacket was covered in flamingos.

Meanwhile, it was a new slim-line version of his comedy partner Justin Lee Collins who chatted to Radio 1 on the red carpet - sporting a huge blow-dried bouffant he called "the eighties' shag".

Looking a lot like Nicky Clarke, he admitted he's lost around three stone.

"My belly was huge, it needed to go - it's a whole new me!" he said. "I cut out the drinking, I've been going to the gym and I've been ballroom dancing."

The IT Crowd's Chris O'Dowd showed off a new look too as the show won Best sitcom. He was almost unrecognisable thanks to lots of facial hair.

"It's for a film called Gulliver's Travels," he revealed. "It almost works with the suit, but not so much with a T-shirt and jeans. I play a baddie and he just needed an evil beard…so here it is!"

Chris was earlier spotted enjoying a quick break with the random combination of Ross Kemp and Ant McPartlin.

Ant and Dec didn't win any awards, but had some pressing issues on their mind nonetheless - namely Newcastle FC.

"I'm pretty worried," Ant admitted.

"It's a horrible thought we could be playing Championship football next season," added Dec.

"While it's still mathematically possible we can escape relegation, but I don't really want to contemplate it just yet!"



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