Davina McCall and Claudia Winkleman make my night at the Digital Spy Awards

Posted by Dean Piper On April 7th, 2009

Now then, those of you that read my blogs will know I have one big pet hate – reality television stars. My view on reality people is that they should do there shows and toddle back to their little worlds after the obligatory two months of being a ‘star’.

So it was with a reluctant voice that I accepted an invitation to go to the inaugural Digital Spy Reality TV Awards last night at the Bloomsbury Ballroom.It was full of a truckload of reality stars and the desperation in the air was almost infectious. Naturally every star did press for the event. Well, almost everyone!


The only real hugely in demand star managed to escape the press line-up! Big Brother Brother presenter Davina McCall (above) won her first Best Host gong since starting her career 16 years ago! And she also won an award for being the first Digital Spy Reality TV Legend. Both of Davina’s speeches were simply hilarious. The first one she screeched: “Thank you so much. The public have been so supportive through all my turkeys and addictions. I can’t thank them enough.” And in the second one she described herself as a twat and talked very emotionally about her hubby Matthew Robertson! “I’ve made a living out of being a total twat – and it’s been totally joyous,” she said.

The night was also made thoroughly enjoyable because they chose Claudia Winkleman to host the ceremony. She was looking slick as can be in Miu Miu dress and heels. And her night was going exceedingly well until I’m A Celebrity twerp David Van Day entered the picture. David presented an award with Christopher Biggins and as they went up to onto the stage David proceeded to hump Claudia, fairly violently. It was gross and completely inappropriate! She told me after: “That was disgusting. In fact beyond gross. I think I might be pregnant.”


Claudia’s quick wit caused me to laugh out loud again when Strictly’s Vincent Simone went up to present Rachel Stevens with her Sexiest Female award. Rachel didn’t bother turning out – but left a message to be read out. Vincent turned to Claudia on stage and said: “Would you mind reading this from Rachel – you see my English not so good.” Claudia replied: “No shit.” Classic! Before the awards Claudia also told me she’s hoping to be able to host something with Davina herself in the future. She said: “Fingers crossed we’ll be doing something soon for Comic Relief. But all will be revealed.”


Others at the bash included Laura White (in an ‘call girl’ tight pink dress), Nicola McLean (who looked like a great big trifle), Sinitta, lovely Liz McClarnon, Chantelle Houghton (who told me she’s trying to be more of a ‘lady’ with her newly dark hair), George Sampson, Zoe Salmon, Angelica Bell and Michael Underwood, Lizzie Cundy and a load of gonks from Big Brother.

Best Reality Series The X Factor
Favourite Reality Contestant George Sampson (Britain’s Got Talent)
Favourite Celebrity Contestant Joe Swash (I’m A Celebrity…. Get Me Out Of Here!)
Love to Hate Rex Newmark (Big Brother)
Best Winner Joe Swash (I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!)
Sexiest Male Dale Howard (Big Brother)
Sexiest Female Rachel Stevens (Strictly Come Dancing)
Best Host Davina McCall (Big Brother)
Best Judge Cheryl Cole (The X Factor)
Best Moment Alexandra Burke sings with Beyoncé Knowles (The X Factor)
Most Memorable Exit Laura White (The X Factor)
Best International Reality Series American Idol
Ultimate Reality TV Star Jade Goody
Digital Spy Legend Davina McCall

For more information log onto www.digitalspy.co.uk.

Pics: With thanks to Mike Marsden, Hugh Thompson and Ben Tomlin

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