Holly Willoughby scores a hat-trick as she wins big at TRIC Awards

Emma Powell
Dave Benett

Holly Willoughby scored a hat-trick as she won big at the Television and Radio Industries Club Awards.

Willoughby, 36, who looked stunning in a monochrome stripe dress, was awarded with three gongs at the Grosvenor House bash on Tuesday afternoon, just hours after wrapping up her stint on This Morning.

The TV favourite was crowned TV Personality of the Year before taking to the stage for a second and third time to pick up the Digital and Daytime Programme gongs for Celebrity Juice and This Morning respectively.

She posted a picture of herself with her haul alongside the caption: "What a day... hat-tric(k) xxxx."

Coronation Street's Kym Marsh, who opted for a 60s vibe in a white mini dress, took home the Soap Personality gong after fighting off competition from her co-star Tina O'Brien and EastEnders veteran June Brown.

Speaking about her recent storyline, which saw her character Michelle give birth to a still born son, Marsh said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the way our storyline has been received, it was obviously something very close to mine and Simon’s heart.

Looking all white: Kym Marsh flashed her legs (Ian West/PA)

"All we wanted to do was tell the story truthfully and reach out to people, to make a difference some how and we’ve definitely done that.

“I’m so proud of Corrie for doing this storyline, we didn’t just dip our toe in the water, we told the whole story.

"We are so proud of telling the story as it is, I think that’s the great thing about soaps, it brings important issues into people’s living rooms and gets people talking, it also helps to educate people on subjects they might not know about.”

Despite missing out on the award, Brown, who plays EastEnders' Dot Branning, was honoured with the TRIC Special Award.

TV star: Rachel Riley looked lovely in lace (Ian West/PA)

Carl Kirkwood picked up her ninth gong for Weather Presenter, while Emma Bunton was crowned Digital Radio Personality.

Guests included Countdown's Rachel Riley, who looked stunning in a blue lace dress and Made in Chelsea's Binky Felstead who showed off her baby bump.

The mother-to-be was joined by her boyfriend Josh Patterson as their pair made their first public appearance since confirming they are back together.

Baby on board: Binky Felstead showed off her growing bump (Ian West/PA)

They were in attendance with fellow reality stars Chloe Sims and Georgia Kousoulou of The Only Way is Essex fame.

Marvin Humes went solo for the event, leaving wife Rochelle at home with their newborn daughter Valentina.

The couple welcomed their second child on Friday, something they deemed an “incredible blessing”.

The annual awards bash honours those in the communications industry for their work across the media.

Full list of winners:

HD Sports Programme Sponsored by SES

Match of the Day

Digital Radio Personality Sponsored

Emma Bunton

Weather Presenter Sponsored by The Met Office

Carol Kirkwood

Sports Presenter

Jeff Stelling

News Presenter/Reporter Sponsored by Panasonic

Evan Davis

TV Personality of the Year Sponsored by TIVO

Holly Willoughby

Satellite/Digital Programme

Celebrity Juice

HD Drama Programme of the Year Sponsored by SES


Reality Programme Sponsored by Castelan Group

Strictly Come Dancing

Soap Personality Sponsored by SMEG

Kym Marsh

Factual Programme Sponsored by STMicroelectronics

Planet Earth II

Digital Radio Programme Sponsored by Pure

Heart Breakfast - Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton

Daytime Programme Sponsored by Freeview

This Morning

Crime Programme of the Year Sponsored by AXA Assistance

Death In Paradise

TV Soap of the Year Sponsored by Lifestyle Group


Entertainment Programme Sponsored by SONY

Saturday Night Takeaway

Original OTT Streamed

The Crown

TRIC Special Award

June Brown

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