12/01/2006 09:17:00 p.m. -
December 1, 2006 • Posted By Kenny Davidson
Doctor Who confirmed its continuing massive popularity with the British public by dominating the National Television Awards for a second year running. The show, where the awards are voted for by the public, won the coveted Most Popular Drama category and David Tennant and Billie Piper took the Most Popular Actor and Actress prizes.
This was a repeat performance of last year's success, the only change being that it was Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor taking the Most Popular Actor award in 2005.
This year's ceremony took place at the Royal Albert Hall where Tennant was presented with his award by Dame Julie Andrews.
Accepting the award he said: "I think if my eight-year-old self could see me at the Royal Albert Hall winning a prize for playing the Doctor on telly, he would need a stiff shot of Irn-Bru."
He added: "I love my job. I'm so chuffed that others seem to love it too.
"Thank you for tuning in, that's why we make it."
Backstage, Tennant said on a television interview: "Thank goodness I didn't let the side down, eh? That would have been a tragedy.
"It's difficult to come into something that's been such a great success. It's a bit daunting, whether you're going to do as good a job as Chris. It means a lot."
Representing the show at the ceremony were Tennant, Piper, Noel Clarke and Camille Coduri.