On behalf of the Strictly Come Dancing stunning host Tess Daly accepted the award.
Simon Cowell, picking the special recognition award, appeared annoyed that The X Factor had been beaten by Strictly Come Dancing in the reality show category.
Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips, was delighted. “It was worth winning just to see the look on Simon Cowell’s face,” she beamed before adding, only slightly cryptically: “I have seen Simon Cowell in all sorts of positions.”
Backstage the TV mogul Cowell was more forthright about missing out on the award. He said: “It’s bad enough losing but losing to that lot is a nightmare. I’m not happy.”
Well done Strictly Come Dancing crew!