Sir Mo Farah was in good spirits as he posed with his BAFTA TV Award at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Sunday.
The four-time Olympic champion won a gong for his BBC One documentary The Real Mo Farah which revealed he had been illegally trafficked to the UK as a child.
Sportsman Sir Mo, 40, was in a playful mood after collecting his trophy as he posed with his wife Tania, 38, on the red carpet with the prize.
The long-distance runner looked dapper in a black suit and bow tie, while Tania wore a glamorous royal blue dress, with the pair sharing a kiss as they stood on the red carpet.
Sir Mo could be seen holding his BAFTA up in front of his face as he posed for pictures.
Strike a pose: Sir Mo Farah, 40, was in good spirits as he posed alongside wife Tania with his BAFTA TV Award at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Sunday
Success: The four-time Olympic champion won a gong for his BBC One documentary The Real Mo Farah which revealed he had been illegally trafficked to the UK as a child
The sports star revealed how he was brought to Britain from Somalia illegally, having assumed the name of another child, after his father was killed in the civil war.
Collecting the prize at the event at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday, Sir Mo dedicated the Best Single Documentary Award to ‘children who are being trafficked’.
In his speech, he said: ‘The kids have no say at all, they are just kids and no child should ever go through what I did, I hope my story shows they aren’t alone, we are in it together.’
Sir Mo later said: ‘It is an honour to receive this…I was in control of my career for many years and I wasn’t in control of the outcome.’
He thanked the team at the BBC because it ‘wasn’t easy’ to film and he wouldn’t have been able to it ‘without them’.
Sir Mo’s wife Tania said: ‘It was a really hard to film and what motivated us was for us to show our kids what their dad had been through and it empowered us.’
Film producer Leo Burley added: ‘Six million people watched this on BBC One a film about trafficking and we were really proud that that many people came to this story. I want to thank Mo and his family to who have humanised what has become a really vicious story about trafficking and human debate.’
Kate Winslet was awarded Best Actress for her critically-acclaimed performance in I Am Ruth, and during her speech she paid tribute to her co-star and daughter Mia Threapleton.
Good spirits: Sir Mo could be seen holding his BAFTA up in front of his face as he posed for pictures
Looking good: The long-distance runner looked dapper in a black suit and bow tie, while Tania wore a glamorous royal blue dress
BAFTA TV AWARDS 2023: WINNERS AT A GLANCE
Best Drama Series: Bad Sisters
Leading Actor: Ben Whinshaw – This Is Going To Hurt
Leading Actress: Kate Winslet – I Am Ruth
Supporting Actor: Adeel Akhtar – Sherwood
Supporting Actress: Anne-Marie Duff – Bad Sisters
Male Performance In A Comedy: Lenny Rush
Female Performance In A Comedy: Siobhán McSweeney – Derry Girls
Single Drama: I Am Ruth
Memorable Moment: Party at the Palace – Paddington Meets The Queen
BAFTA Fellowship: Meera Syal
One of the big winners proved to be BBC’s runaway hit The Traitors, which scooped the Reality And Constructed Factual award, while host Claudia Winkleman won Entertainment Performance for fronting the show.
While Anne-Marie Duff was awarded Supporting Actress for Bad Sisters, the viewer-voted BAFTA for the The P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award was given the moment Paddington Bear enjoyed tea with The Queen during her Platinum Jubilee concert.
Ben, who won critical acclaim for his performance as NHS junior Adam Kay in This Is Going To Hurt, was awarded the Best Actor prize, beating out competition including Gary Oldman, Martin Freeman, Cillian Murphy and Chaske Spencer.
On stage, the actor, 42, said: ‘Oh goodness me, I really didn’t think that would happen and I love so much the actors in this category.’
Whishaw also said ‘everybody in the show is just mind-blowing’ and ‘most of all thank you, Adam Kay, for writing this wonderful role. I’m very humbled, and blessed.’
The medical drama is based on Kay’s book This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor which chronicles his work training to be a doctor in the NHS.
At the start of the show, Siobhan McSweeney won her first BAFTA TV award for Best Female Performance in a comedy programme, for playing Sister Michael, the eye-rolling principal of the show’s Our Lady Immaculate College in the Channel 4 programme Derry Girls.
The reality and constructed factual award was given to psychological adventure show, The Traitors, and collecting the prize, presenter Claudia Winkleman, 51, said she and the team are ‘blown away by this, thank you so much’.
Six nods: This Is Going To Hurt is based on the non-fiction memoir of the same name, the series follows junior doctor Adam Kay in his chaotic job in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Success: BBC drama The Responder, starring Martin Freeman in the lead role received six nominations
Things got even better for Claudia, as later that evening she received the Entertainment Performance award for hosting The Traitors.
Lenny Rush took home the award for Best Male Comedy Performance for his lauded performance in Am I Being Unreasonable?
Anne-Marie Duff won the Supporting Actress Award for the comedy Bad Sisters, said she was ‘completely shocked’ and thanked the cast and production team.
It was a huge night for the Irish Apple TV+ drama, which also won the award for Drama Series.
Adeel Akhtar received Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sherwood, and he thanked his mum for ‘smuggling’ him into youth theatre when his father wanted him to be a lawyer, and his wife who ‘seven years ago agreed to go on a date with me’, before referencing diversity and inclusion in his speech.
Crowd favourite: The Crown received five nominations for its most recent series which aired last Autumn, including Leading Actress and Supporting Actor
Popular: Apple TV+ hits Bad Sisters and Slow Horses, as well as Emily Blunt’s The English also received five nods each
The BAFTAs also paid tribute to stars including talk show host Jerry Springer, Strictly Come Dancing’s Len Goodman and presenter and drag queen Paul O’Grady who have died over the last year.
Doctor Who actor Bernard Cribbins, comedian Barry Humphries, Hi-De-Hi! actress Ruth Madoc and Emmerdale star Dale Meeks were also named by the ceremony.
In a shocking upset, The Masked Singer beat Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Strictly Come Dancing to win Best Entertainment Programme.
Presented by Doctor Who returnees David Tennant and Catherine Tate, Joe Lycett Vs Beckham: Got Your Back At Xmas won the TV Features award, thought the host was not present to accept,
First: Slow Horses star Gary Oldman also received his first BAFTA TV nomination
Incredible: Bad Sisters has been nominated for best Drama and Supporting Actress among others
Coming out on top: Top Boy scored in the Supporting Actress category with two nominations for Jasmine Jobson and Saffron Hocking
The Memorable Moment TV BAFTA was given to Paddington Bear having tea with the late Queen during the Platinum Jubilee: Party At The Palace celebrations on the BBC.
The Daytime award was given to The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit which saw the King, then Prince of Wales, take part.
Comedy legend Meera Syla placed a Bindi on her Bafta Fellowship award after taking to the stage to accept the coveted honour.
The coveted BAFTA Fellowship was given to comedy legend Meera Syal for her illustrious career.
BAFTA TV Awards Winners
Bad Sisters – WINNER
Ben Whishaw – This Is Going To Hurt – WINNER
Chaske Spencer – The English
Cillian Murphy – Peaky Blinders
Gary Oldman – Slow Horses
Martin Freeman – The Responder
Billie Piper – I Hate Suzie Too
Imelda Staunton – The Crown
Kate Winslet – I Am Ruth – WINNER
Maxine Peake – Anne
Sarah Lancashire – Julia
Adeel Akhtar – Sherwood – WINNER
Jack Lowden – Slow Horse
Josh Finan – The Responder
Salim Daw – The Crown
Samuel Bottomley – Somewhere Boy
Will Sharpe – The White Lotus
Adelayo Adedayo – The Responder
Anne-Marie Duff – Bad Sisters – WINNER
Fiona Shaw – Andor
Jasmine Jobson – Top Boy
Lesley Manville – Sherwood
Saffron Hocking – Top Boy
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Daniel Radcliffe – Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Jon Pointing – Big Boys
Joseph Gilgun – Brassic
Lenny Rush – Am I Being Unreasonable? – WINNER
Matt Berry – What We Do In The Shadows
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Daisy May Cooper – Am I Being Unreasonable?
Diane Morgan – Cunk On Earth
Lucy Beaumont – Meet The Richardsons
Nastasia Demetriou – Ellie & Natasia
Siobhán McSweeney – Derry Girls – WINNER
Taj Atwal – Hullraisers
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story – WINNER
The White Lotus
A Spy Among Friends
Mood – WINNER
The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe
This Is Going To Hurt
I Am Ruth – WINNER
Life and Death In The Warehouse
Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – WINNER
The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit – WINNER
THE P&O CRUISES MEMORABLE MOMENT AWARD
Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace – Paddington Meets The Queen
BAFTA SPECIAL AWARD
Professor David Olusoga OBE
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
Friday Night Live – WINNER
The Graham Norton Show
Would I Lie To You
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Later… With Jools Holland: Jool’s 30th Birthday Bash
The Masked Singer – WINNER
Strictly Come Dancing
Big Zuu – Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Claudia Winkleman – The Traitors – WINNER
Lee Mack – The 1% Club
Mo Gilligan – The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan
Rosie Jones – Rosie Jones’ Trip Hazard
Sue Perkins – Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal
Jeremy Kyle Show: Death On Daytime
Libby, Are You Home Yet? – WINNER
Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi
Worlds Collide: The Manchester Bombing
Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Joe Lycett vs Beckham: Got Your Back at Xmas – WINNER
The Martin Lewis Money Show Livee
The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan
Concert for Ukraine
Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace – WINNER
The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Am I Being Unreasonable?
Derry Girls – WINNER
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
Freddie Flintoff’s Field Of Dreams
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
The Traitors – WINNER
We are Black and British
SHORT FORM PROGRAMME
How To Be A Person – WINNER
Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes
Escape From Kabul Airport
Our Falklands War: A Frontline Story
The Real Mo Farah – WINNER
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
Casualty – WINNER
AIDS: The Unheard TaPes
The Green Planet
How To Survive A Dictator with Munya Chawawa
Russia 1985-1999: Traumazone – WINNER
Afghanistan: No Country For Women
Children of the Taliban – WINNER
The Crossing (Exposure)
Mariupol: The People’s Story (Panorama)
BBC News at Ten: Russia Invades Ukraine
Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv – WINNER
Good Morning Britain: Boris Johnson Interview