Cold Feet still hot

Comedy wins National Television Award

Cold Feet as been named most popular comedy at the National Television Awards.

It beat fellow nominees Only Fools and Horses, Barbara and Friends.

Accepting the award, star James Nesbitt said: "This Sunday we finish out last ever Cold Feet, so it's good to be here collecting this."

John Tompson, whose recent marriage and drink problems have hit the tabloids, was not at London's Royal Albert Hall to share the accolade.

At the same awards, David Jason won most popular comedy performer, ahead of Kathy Burke, Billy Connolly, Dawn French and Alistair McGowan, and most popular actor

Also V Graham Norton was named best talk show, seeing off competition from The Kumars At Number 42, Michael Parkinson and Des O'Connor.

Ulrika Jonsson presented the comic turned presenter with his prize at London's Royal Albert Hall .

Referring to her new autobiography, and Sven- Goran Eriksson's partner, he said: "That's something you didn't expect to see - Ulrika kissing a Nancy."

He added "Thank you for the audience for joining in, for watching the show and for voting for it."

In other categories, They Think It's All Over was beaten to the best quiz show title by Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

And Pop Idol won most popular entertainment programme over Another Audience With Ken Dodd and The Simpsons.

The accolades are decided by viewers rather than a panel of experts, and more than 1million people voted for their favourite programmes and stars.

Published: 15 Oct 2002

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