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Children's Baftas: The Amazing World of Gumball triumphs at awards

The Amazing World of Gumball winners Image copyright PA
Image caption The team behind The Amazing World of Gumball attended the ceremony

The Amazing World of Gumball was the big winner at the Children's Baftas where the TV show took home two awards.

The animated series about a cat named Gumball Watterson won best writer and best animation.

It brought the Cartoon Network series to an all-time total to eight Baftas - having won four times in both categories.

CBBC's Horrible Histories won best comedy for its special Shakespeare episode at Sunday night's ceremony.

It too has now won a total of eight Baftas.

Channel of the year was won by CBeebies, while Zootropolis won film of the year.

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Image caption The Amazing World of Gumball is broadcast on Cartoon Network

Peter Western, an animator and storyboard artist who worked on Who Framed Roger Rabbit? was presented with a special award for his contribution to children's media.

Other winners included actor Nick James, who won his first Bafta for his portrayal of Hank Zipzer in the CBBC show of the same name.

Comedian Iain Stirling took home his first Children's Bafta for his presenting role in The Dog Ate My Homework, also broadcast on CBBC.

Rapper Doc Brown hosted the ceremony, which took place at The Roundhouse in Camden, north London.

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