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‘Doctor Who’ wins the Television Award at the Rolling Stone UK Awards in collaboration with Rémy Martin

Also nominated at tonight's ceremony in London were 'Top Boy', 'Happy Valley', 'Heartstopper' and more.

By Will Richards

Doctor Who

Doctor Who has won the Television Award at the first ever Rolling Stone UK Awards in collaboration with Rémy Martin.

The BBC institution beat the likes of Heartstopper, Top Boy, Ted Lasso and more to the award at tonight’s ceremony in London.

Accepting the award from author Juno Dawson, former Doctor David Tennant celebrated 60 years of the show. He said playing The Doctor had been “one of the great honours of my life” to be a part of “an extraordinary show.”

Recognising what the show had done for him and others Tennant said he was glad to be celebrating a show “that is about someone travelling around in time and space in a wooden box dispensing kindness. It’s a character who travels through time and space cherishing the unusual and standing up for the disenfranchised. May the spirit of the Tardis carry us through the next 60 years. Thank you!”

Speaking to Rolling Stone UK earlier this year in a cover feature, new Doctor Ncuti Gatwa spoke about the honour of taking on the iconic role. “My Doctor is emotionally vulnerable,” he said. “He hides it with humour, but he’s lonely. I can’t say much more than that; I don’t want to spoil anything. But he’s also energetic! The poor cameramen struggled to keep up.”

Gatwa added: “This person survived a genocide. This person fits in everywhere and nowhere. I am the Doctor. The Doctor is me. I decided that I had to get this role.”

The first Rolling Stone UK Awards kicked off earlier tonight with a performance from The Last Dinner Party, who stunned attendees with a powerful rendition of ‘My Lady Of Mercy’.

You can check back here for all the latest coverage of the Rolling Stone UK Awards throughout the evening.