Vicky McClure wins best actress at TV Choice Awards as Line of Duty named best drama series

By Gurjeet Nanrah

Actress Vicky McClure and popular British police drama series Line of Duty were both big winners at the TV Choice Awards.

The Wollaton-born actress, 38, plays DI Kate Flemming in the hit show and won the best actress award for her performances, alongside her co-star Martin Compston winning best actor on September 6.

Vicky and the show's writer Jed Mercurio both virtually accepted the best drama award on behalf of the whole show's cast and crew.

The Nottingham actress shared her joy on Twitter and thanked fans for voting for her.

She said: "Thank you so much for voting for me in @TVChoice. Massive love and congratulation to Martin Compston on best actor and the whole LOD (Line of Duty) family for best drama.

"Absolutely chuffed to bits for everyone. Listen, you LOD fans are like no other, loyal to the core. Bloody love ya's."

Line Of Duty, the BBC’s drama about a police anti-corruption unit, become the UK’s most-watched drama series of the 21st century so far earlier this year as viewers tuned in to see H finally unmasked.

Responding to the show’s three TV Choice Awards wins, creator Jed Mercurio said: “Everyone involved in Line Of Duty is absolutely thrilled to be recognised in this way by the viewers and readers of TVChoice, it means an enormous amount to us and we couldn’t be more grateful.

“It wouldn’t be the show it is without the amazing performances of Vicky, Martin, Adrian (Dunbar) and our brilliant guest leads including Kelly Macdonald for season six and all the other brilliant guest leads we’ve had.

"They’re the guys who actually do it on camera so it’s definitely a tribute to them.”

Elsewhere, Coronation Street, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in December, completed a hat-trick in the soap categories.

It won best soap, best soap actor for David Neilson and his portrayal of Roy Cropper and best soap actress for Sally Carman as Abi Franklin.

Call The Midwife won best family drama, Bridgerton best new drama and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! best reality show.

Channel 4’s Gogglebox won best entertainment show, beating Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

TV Choice readers handed This Morning its eighth best daytime show award while best talent show went to The Great British Bake Off/Bake Off: The Professionals/The Great British Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer.

James Martin’s Saturday Morning won best food show and best comedy went to The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown.


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