Film, TV & Stage

Reggie Yates and Michaela Coel win big at the Royal Television Society Awards

WINNING: Reggie Yates and Michaela Coel

WINNING: Reggie Yates and Michaela Coel

BRITISH STARS Reggie Yates and Michael Coel each took home top honours at the year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards.

Reggie took home the Best Presenter award for BBC Three’s Extreme Russia, a timely look at Russia’s recent wave of fervent nationalism, which has taken hold particularly among the young.

Release The Hounds, a game show also presented by the 32-year-old, also won Best Entertainment.

“BEST PRESENTER!!!! ??? Two awards in one night!!! Unreal feeling, heartbreaking not to be there but over the moon. Thanks @RTS_media,” he wrote on Twitter.

Michaela landed Best Comedy Performance for her role in E4’s Chewing Gum, a TV adaptation of her award-winning play, Chewing Gum Dreams.

“Thanks to all girls at school, churches I’ve been to for helping me with my characters,” she said when collecting her award at tonight’s (March 22) ceremony in London.

Later in the evening, the 25-year-old was also presented with Best Breakthrough Act.

“It’s comforting to know you’ve recognised minority women like me. I’m happy to win this award in [my] first year,” she said.

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