Grayson Perry has picked up both best presenter and best arts programme prizes at the Royal Television Society awards in London for his latest Channel 4 show.
“In your face, David Attenborough!” the artist joked as he came to the stage to collect his prize for Grayson Perry All Man.
Speaking about the show, which saw him explore the modern view of masculinity, he said: “The conversations I had with people on the streets are really what we want to be talking about now and that’s why I feel like I’m doing the right thing.
“Good television should have that water cooler effect of starting conversations – I have had taxi drivers talk to me about it and that’s lovely. It’s not my day job so I feel pretty good that I’ve just wandered unexpectedly into television and we’ve struck a nerve.
Image: Grayson Perry at the RTS awards ceremony. Photograph: James Gourley/Rex/Shutterstock