Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway won the TV Bafta for Best Entertainment Program that night.
The presenter duo took the stage at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank to collect their award, which was their fourth time winning in the category.
Ant McPartlin said: “What a great way to start the night,” before Declan Donnelly added, “We were convinced we weren’t going to make it this year, so we came in for a little party.”
The event, hosted by comedian Richard Ayoade, celebrates the best of British television with multiple awards.
Bafta Chairman Krishnendu Majumdar opened the event with a speech addressing diversity and the changing media landscape before presenting TV journalists based in Ukraine and Billy Connolly, who will receive the Bafta scholarship during the ceremony gave his recognition.
Lorraine Kelly gave a “special hello” to Prime Minister Boris Johnson as she took the stage to present the award for reporting.
She joked: “Hello and a special hello to Boris. I am Lorraine. It’s good to see you,” which elicited cheers and laughter from the audience.
Mr Johnson appeared unaware of who Kelly was during an interview with Good Morning Britain earlier this week.
The award went to ITV News At Ten for its coverage of the storming of the US Capitol.
Cathy Tyson won Best Supporting Actress for Channel 4’s Help, which also stars Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham.
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Channel 4 series It’s A Sin topped the nominations with a total of seven after winning two Bafta TV Craft Awards last month.
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