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Chris Evans wins two Tric awards

TRIC, Chris Evans
Image caption For the second year running, Chris Evans has taken home two Television and Radio Industries Club awards

BBC presenter Chris Evans was the big winner at this year's Television and Radio Industries Club (Tric) awards.

The Radio 2 presenter picked up two awards, including Radio/Digital radio programme and Radio/Digital radio personality for his breakfast show.

It is the second year running the 46-year-old has taken home a double prize at the awards.

Comedian Alan Carr also took home the TV personality award at the London ceremony.

Carr tweeted: "Wow! Just won a Tric award for Best TV Personality plus was given the award by the lovely @MsMelanieSykes #deadchuffed."

ITV2's The Only Way Is Essex won the Satellite/Digital programme, while reality TV star Peter Andre tweeted a picture of himself holding his Satellite/Digital TV personality award.

"So incredibly happy. My first industry award in 15 years," he said.

Other winners included EastEnders, which was named TV soap of the year and ITV1's period hit Downton Abbey which won HD drama programme of the year.

This Morning also picked up the TV daytime programme award, while Strictly Come Dancing won best TV Reality Programme.

A posthumous award was presented to Coronation Street's Betty Driver who passed away last year at the age of 91.

And the Tric special award was presented to Carry On and Absolutely Fabulous actress June Whitfield.

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