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Steve Pemberton for Inside No.9 - Winner's Acceptance Speech, Male Performance in a Comedy Programme, Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards in 2019

12 May 2019

Winner's acceptance speech by Steve Pemberton for Inside No.9 in the Male Performance in a Comedy Programme category  

STEVE PEMBERTON:  Oh, wow, thank you so much.  I really was not expecting that.

I want to give huge kudos to my fellow nominees, Jamie, Peter and Alex, any one of whom could have won this; they're all brilliant.

Let me get me cuff up.  My mum will kill me.

Wow.  All the shows that have been nominated here tonight are built on the hard work and creativity of a huge team of people, so I want to thank everyone involved in making Inside No.9, from the runners all the way down to the executive producers!  Jon Plowman, Adam Tandy, everyone at BBC Studios, BBC Comedy and Chiggy from PBJ Management.

This episode, Bernie Clifton's Dressing Room, is all about a double act, and I feel totally bereft tonight without Reece Shearsmith standing next to me.  Everything we do on Inside No.9, we do together, and that includes winning this award.  So Reece, this is absolutely for the pair of us.  

Before I go, finally, to my family, to my mum, who will be screaming and dancing in the street.  She doesn't even need to know I have won this, she just will be!

My dad, who would have been so proud tonight.  My brothers, my kids, Maddie, Adam and Lucas, and most of all to Alison, without whom I couldn't have done any of what I do.  I love you all.  I'm so excited.  

Thank you very much, goodnight.