TV awards celebrate Eurovision Song Contest

Hannah Waddingham,
Hannah Waddingham (c) RTS

The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 and its co-host, Hannah Waddingham, have been honoured with prestigious awards at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards held at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Tuesday night.

Waddingham, also known for her role in the hit series “Ted Lasso,” received the Entertainment Performance award for her outstanding work as a co-host of last year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. The actress, who looked stunning in a sleek black dress, took to the stage and delivered a heartfelt speech, expressing her gratitude and surprise at the win.

Live Event Award

In addition to Waddingham’s personal triumph, the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 itself was awarded the prestigious Live Event award, cementing its status as one of the most spectacular and engaging television events of the year.

Speaking to BBC News, Waddingham shared her excitement about the aftermath of Eurovision, saying, “The aftermath of Eurovision has been so fun and unexpected, and I am so jealous of the people doing it this year – what I would give to be doing it again.” She also expressed her confidence in this year’s UK representative, Olly Alexander, stating that he is “fabulous” and “absolutely stands a chance of winning.”

Best of British Television

The Royal Television Society Awards celebrate the best of British television, and the BBC led the nominations with an impressive 51 nods across 30 categories. The recognition of both Hannah Waddingham and the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 at these awards highlights the incredible talent and production value that goes into creating such a beloved and internationally renowned event.

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