Line of Duty wins big at the TV Choice Awards as Martin Compston pays tribute to his lovely wife

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Line of Duty won big at this year’s TV Choice Awards, scoring a hat-trick of gongs at the ceremony.

The BBC drama triumphed in the Best Drama Series category, as well as Best Actor and Best Actress awards for Martin Compston and Vicky McClure.

Vicky beat off A-List competition from Olivia Colman for The Crown, Phoebe Dynevor for Bridgerton and Nicola Walker for ITV drama Unforgotten.

Thanking the TV Choice viewers for her accolade, Vicky said: “You been so supportive over the years says. A big thanks to everyone involved in Line of Duty, it’s a brilliant family to be a part of.”

Meanwhile, Vicky’s co-star Martin Compston also secured a gong and paid tribute to his “lovely wife” Tianna Flynn in his acceptance speech.

Speaking from the hotel where he is staying whilst filming his latest role, Martin said whilst holding his award: “This has put a massive smile on my face.”

He continued: “And thank you to my lovely wife for always holding the fort while I’m off playing cops and robbers.”

Martin tied the knot with American actress Tianna in 2016 and the pair live in Las Vegas.

The Scottish star beat some strong contenders when it came to securing his accolade, including Years & Years singer Olly Alexander for It’s A Sin, his co-star Adrian Dunbar and Bridgerton heartthrob Regé-Jean Page.

It’s no wonder the programme was celebrating, as the finale of the programme broke records and was watched by an average of 12.8 million viewers.

The BBC said it was the most watched episode of any drama since modern records began in 2002.

This year’s series – number six – saw fans finally learn the identity of ‘H’, the revelation viewers had long been waiting for.

As he announced Line of Duty as the winner, host Rob Beckett poked fun at former Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s affair and described the drama as “having as many twists and turns as Matt Hancock’s love life”.

Meanwhile, Bridgerton, which host Rob Beckett called his “favourite show of the year”, won Best New Drama.

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The Netflix series’ star Nicola Coughlan accepted the award on behalf of the cast.

Speaking during the ceremony for the awards, which was celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Irish star said: “Thank you so so much, this is a very beautiful l award and very pointy and therefore very dangerous which I like.

"This means so much to us and I will take this back to Regency London.”

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