WATCH: Michelle Keegan gives emotional speech as she wins a TV Choice Award

She won the award for Best Actress

Michelle Keegan

by Alex Ross |
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She's certainly come a long way since she played the role of Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street, and it seems Michele Keegan's hard work is paying off, as she picked up a Best Actress award at last night's TV Choice Awards.

Michelle won the award for her incredible role in hit drama Our Girl, where she plays the role of Corporal Geordie Lane alongside the likes of Ben Aldrige, Luke Pasqualino and Shalom Brune-Franklin.

Michelle Keegan in Our Girl
©Our Girl © BBC Pictures

And after years of specific training for the role, Michelle got a little emotional during her acceptance speech. Admitting she didn't expect to win, the 31-year-old said, "This job for me was life changing, I got to travel the world, learn new skills, met extraordinary people and to come away with this award is just the cherry on the cake."

Michelle then went on to thank the service men and women from the British Army, adding, "Especially the female medics that I met along the way, I feel honoured and privileged to be telling your story on screen. I have so much respect for what you do."

Watch Michelle's acceptance speech below:

Last night's ceremony was the 22nd TV Choice Awards, which was once again hosted by Pointless presenter Richard Osman at the fancy Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane in London. Michelle wasn't the only winner from the night, EastEnders actor Danny Dyer picked up the award for Best Actor, giving a hilarious speech in the process.

The other big winners were Peaky Blinders and Emmerdale, each taking home TWO awards! Peaky Blinders actor Cillian Murphy took home Best Actor, whilst the TV show took home the Best Drama Series award, meanwhile, Emmerdale actress Emma Atkins took home Best Soap Actress and Ned Porteous won Best Soap Newcomer. Find a full list of winners here.

See all of the red carpet snaps from the TV Choice Awards below:

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TV Choice Awards 2018 - red carpet

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Holly Willoughby

Dr Ranj Singh2 of 20
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Dr Ranj Singh

Amy Walsh3 of 20
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Amy Walsh

Shelley Conn and Zoe Tapper4 of 20
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Shelley Conn and Zoe Tapper

Love Island's Arielle Free5 of 20
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Love Island's Arielle Free

Charlotte Hawkins6 of 20
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Charlotte Hawkins

Antony Cotton7 of 20
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Antony Cotton

Don Gilet8 of 20
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Don Gilet

Emma Atkins9 of 20
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Emma Atkins

Fiona Wade10 of 20
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Fiona Wade

Georgia Toffolo11 of 20
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Georgia Toffolo

Georgia Kousoulou12 of 20
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TOWIE's Georgia Kousoulou

Gethin Jones, Gemma Atkinson and Dave Vitty13 of 20
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Gethin Jones, Gemma Atkinson and Dave Vitty

Nick Knowles14 of 20
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Nick Knowles

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TV Choice Awards

Jack Fincham, Danny and Dani Dyer16 of 20
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Jack Fincham, Danny and Dani Dyer

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TV Choice Awards

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TV Choice Awards

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TV Choice Awards

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TV Choice Awards

Meanwhile, it was a star-studded affair on the evening, with celebs from some of the best TV shows gracing the awards show.

Love Island winners Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer rocked the red carpet with Dani's dad Danny, and Megan Barton-Hanson and Wes Nelson revealed the worst things about living together.

See all of this year's TV Choice Awards winners right here.

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