The Only Way Is Essex wins 2011 YouTube Audience BAFTA Award

The only way is essexThe ITV2 reality TV show Only Way Is Essex triumphed at last night’s TV BAFTA winning the YouTube Audience award.

The cast of the show was so amazed at their win that they whooped and screamed as the result was announced and crowded the stage to accept their trophy. Mark Wright told the audience:

“You know what, we are absolutely overwhelmed to be invited tonight, even nominated is incredible. I want to thank the people who gave us this opportunity.”

The Only Way Is Essex was up against strong competition from other TV hits of the year including Downton Abbey, Sherlock, The Killing, Miranda, and Big Fat Gypsy Weddings.