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Ant and Dec have dedicated their Bafta TV Award to the Queen after winning a prize for their presentation of her 90th birthday celebration event.

The duo won the best live event prize for fronting The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration on ITV last May.

The top honours had been expected to go to Netflix's fictionalised royal drama The Crown, which led the nominations - but it missed out entirely.

"Tonight, the Queen has finally won a Bafta," Dec said after the ceremony.

He told BBC News: "She's never won a Bafta. She was given an honorary fellowship a few years ago but she's never won a Bafta."



Asked whether they really considered the Queen the recipient of the award, Ant replied: "Yes absolutely. It wasn't our party, it was her party, her birthday."

Dec added: "She put it on, it was in her garden at Windsor, it was round her gaff, so it's her Bafta, she deserves it.

"We're quite happy to take it round any time she wants it," joked Ant. "She pops the kettle on, and we'll pop round with a Bafta."

The duo also won best entertainment programme for their ITV show Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

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