Thursday, 6 December 2007

Simon Pegg - The real winner at British Comedy Awards?

Controversy has surrounded this year's British Comedy Awards. The ceremony, hosted by Jonathan Ross, went ahead despite ITV pulling its plans to broadcast the awards live, and preventing other channels from airing the ceremony by paying a £700,000 blocking fee.

ITV “suspended” the broadcast after an investigation began when it emerged that viewers in the 2005 show were phoning in votes for the People’s Choice Award after Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway had already won.

Host Ross even quipped, "We don't know for sure if this will ever go out or not so if you win an award this year, like most of the telephone votes it doesn't really count and you will still be charged."

The one definite winner was Simon Pegg, who attended the bash wearing a classic silk tie. The Hot Fuzz actor did scoop an award on the night, taking home the coveted, Writers Guild Ronnie Barker Award.

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