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Chris Evans picks up Tric award double

Chris Evans with Moira Stuart
Image caption Evans invited his radio show newsreader Moira Stuart on stage at the ceremony

Chris Evans has won two awards from the Television and Radio Industries Club (Tric) for his Radio 2 show.

Asked how it felt to beat Radio 1 rival Chris Moyles to the radio personality and radio programme awards, the 44-year-old said: "It feels fine."

EastEnders star Jessie Wallace won the TV soap personality award at the London ceremony, while the show's ITV1 rival Coronation Street was named best soap.

Strictly Come Dancing won best reality show at the Grosvenor Park hotel event.

Long-running quiz A Question of Sport won a special award, while Gary Lineker was named best sports presenter for a second year in succession.

ITV1's period piece Downton Abbey won the drama programme of the year gong, while E4's The Inbetweeners was named best satellite/digital programme.

Other winners included BBC Breakfast's Bill Turnbull and ITV London weather presenter Clare Nasir.

Eamonn Holmes and Harry Hill won personality prizes, while Top Gear was named TV entertainment programme of the year.

As he collected the radio show award, Evans paid tribute to his newsreader Moira Stuart and led the audience in a rendition of God Save the Queen in her honour.

"Please be upstanding for the queen of newscasting," said the former Radio 1 DJ at Tuesday's event.

On Wednesday morning, Evans thanked his team and said he was "so proud" his programme had been recognised.

The broadcaster had been beaten to last year's radio personality award by his Radio 2 breakfast show predecessor Sir Terry Wogan.

Tess Daly, Peter Andre and comedian Leigh Francis were among the stars in attendance at this year's event.

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