Strictly Come Dancing to receive BAFTA Special Award
'Strictly Come Dancing' will be honoured with the BAFTA Special Award at the British Academy Television Craft Awards next month
'Strictly Come Dancing' will be honoured with the BAFTA Special Award at the British Academy Television Craft Awards next month.
The BBC One ballroom dancing competition will be bestowed with the prestigious honour, which recognises the hard work of the production team who put the hit show together.
BAFTA's Television Committee chairman Andrew Newman said: "This Special Award commends the outstanding craftsmanship of the phenomenon that is 'Strictly Come Dancing', which has set new standards for talent and creativity both here in the UK and around the world.
"This award is to honour those craft people who bring a show that entertains millions each week to life."
Series director Nikki Parsons is set to collect the award on behalf of the 'Strictly' team at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards in London on April 27.
She said: "We are so excited to be given this Special Award by BAFTA. We have extremely talented and creative people at every level on the team, working hard to deliver the highest quality of live television each week and I am very proud to be a part of it. Everyone gives 110 per cent to give the show the highest possible production values throughout every series, so it is an honour for us to be recognised for our contribution to the huge success of 'Strictly' over the last 10 years."