Jonathan Ross has been snubbed by the TV industry, not to win at last night's BAFTA Television Awards. Current lost out to ITV comedian Harry Hill in the category for best entertainment performer. The decision that some of his colleagues have grown tired of his antics in the wake of Andrew Sachs affair.
Respond to claims that he has never been nominated for an award, he said: "There are some members of the press who have an agenda against the BBC and me perhaps. When we do not listen to them." Both had a disappointing night, with the broadcaster paid only four rates - as opposed to five to seven for ITV and Channel 4.
East Enders actress June Brown, 82, who plays Dot Cotton, had been tipped to win best actress award, but was defeated by newcomer Anna Maxwell Martin for her performance in Channel 4's Poppy Shakespeare. It was Miss Brown first nomination in an acting career that spans nearly 50 years. Comedy opponents Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders and Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse were among the well-known winners, along with The X Factor and Bill.
Sir David Attenborough won his eighth BAFTA for the acclaimed series Life in cold blood. The 82-year-old picked specialist actual price 48 years after taking home her first BAFTA. He attended the ceremony at London's Royal Festival Hall dressed in a sharp black smoking and leapt out of the chair when the price was announced. Sir David insisted he was not ready to retire despite his advancing years, adding: "I continue to do this shows that it's fun."
The biggest story of the night was, however, Ross. His nomination for this prestigious award faced outrage from the public and politicians, comes only months after he and Russell Brand made obscene phone calls to Sachs during Brand BBC Radio 2 show.