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TV Baftas 2011: The Only Way Is Essex Gives YouTube A Winning Face

by | 23rd, May 2011

ANORAK presents the British Academy Television Awards winner each holding a line-free metal face. For obvious reasons, The Only Way Is Essex cast were presented not with an orangey metal face which only would have made the gong look like a decapitated extra (hold that thought) but a white glassy one, offering us a kind of Amy Childs before and after shot.

But hats off to TOWIE. The Baftas aim to be so worthy and recognise the very best in telly. But telly is desperate to tap into the yoof market. So. The Essex faces win a gong for Best YouTube Audience which means they attracted young people who aren’t on the internet watching porn, playing video games, flirting, hunting for a new legal high and bringing down Big Corp websites but watching bits of a bitty TV show and repeating the show’s catchphrase to their parents. Yeah: Shuuttttttup!.

Here are the winners in photos:

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File photo dated 12/01/05 of Katie Price and Peter Andre, whose three-year marriage of Katie Price and Peter Andre came to an end in just over a minute today at London's High Court.

Best Comedy Programme is Harry and Paul

Sam Faiers, Amy Childs, Lauren Godger and Lydia Rose Bright with the Youtube Audience award (The Only Way Is Essex)

Vicky McClure with the Best Actress award (This Is England ’86)

Sir Trevor McDonald with the Bafta Fellowship award (stressing the wrongs words ON the telly)

Daniel Rigby with the Best actor award (Eric and Ernie)

Graham Norton with the Best Entertainment performance award (The Graham Norton Show)

Jo Brand with the Female in Comedy award (Getting On)

Sherlock for best Drama Series

Any Human Heart for Best Dram Serial

New Media award for Wallace And Gromit’s World Of Invention

Steve Coogan with the Male in Comedy award (The Trip)

The production

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