Sexiest on the screen

TAMATI COFFEY: The Breakfast weather presenter has won sexiest man in this year's TV Guide Best on the Box Awards.
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TAMATI COFFEY: The Breakfast weather presenter has won sexiest man in this year's TV Guide Best on the Box Awards.

It's always nice to be greeted by something easy on the eye first thing in the morning, and TVOne's Breakfast programme seems to tick all those beautiful boxes.

Kiwi television viewers have crowned two broadcasters the sexiest in the land - Breakfast weather presenter Tamati Coffey and weekend host Toni Street have won the sexiest man and woman awards in this year's TV Guide Best on the Box Awards.

Street was shocked with the win and wasn't entirely sure what put her ahead of the competition.

TONI STREET: The weekend host has won the sexiest woman award in this year's TV Guide Best on the Box Awards.
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TONI STREET: The weekend host has won the sexiest woman award in this year's TV Guide Best on the Box Awards.

"I was still getting over the shock of being nominated to tell you the truth.

"If I had to hazard a guess, I would say maybe my smile. I'm a naturally friendly person, and I think Kiwis can relate to that."

Coffey said: "I was surprised to win, but I'll take it - thanks New Zealand."

He said he'd had a hard time picking who to vote for and while Shortland Street actors and brothers Robbie and Pua Magasiva were strong contenders in the best actor category, his love of Go Girls ruled them out.

"If it hadn't been for Jay Ryan, I would have been voting for them. They're fine looking brothers." Ryan won the best actor category.

On top of winning the sexiest man category, Coffey also held onto his title as the nation's favorite weather presenter for the third year running. 

It capped off a good showing for Breakfast, as it retained the gong for best morning show, while business segment presenter Nadine Chalmers-Ross walked away with the rising star award.

One News continues to dominate the best news category, winning for the fifth year running, however the majority of current affairs awards went to rivals TV3. 

Campbell Live and its host John Campbell were voted favorite current affairs programme and presenter for the third and second years respectively, and TV3's news presenters were voted winners in their fields with Hilary Barry taking out best news presenter and Hamish McKay best sports presenter.

Other winners include 7 Days, which beat runner-up The Jono Project by 4700 votes to be crowned best comedy, and its host Jeremy Corbett was voted the funniest man on TV.

Coverage of the Rugby World Cup was voted best special event.

More than 14,000 TV viewers voted in the awards.

SEXIEST WOMAN
Toni Street (Saturday Breakfast/One News - TV1)

SEXIEST MAN
Tamati Coffey (Breakfast - TV1)

BEST ACTOR
Jay Ryan (Kevin, Go Girls - TV2)

BEST ACTRESS
Amanda Billing (Sarah Potts, Shortland Street - TV2)
                                            
BEST PRESENTER, NEWS
Hilary Barry (TV3)

BEST PRESENTER, CURRENT AFFAIRS
John Campbell (Campbell Live - TV3)

BEST PRESENTER, GENERAL
Marcus Lush (North - TV1)

BEST PRESENTER, WEATHER
Tamati Coffey (TV1)

BEST PRESENTER, SPORT
Hamish McKay (TV3)

FUNNIEST PERSON ON TV
Jeremy Corbett (7 Days - TV3)

RISING STAR
Nadine Chalmers-Ross (AMP Business - TV1)

BEST NEWS
One News (TV ONE)

BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS
Campbell Live (TV3)

BEST MORNING SHOW
Breakfast (TV1)

BEST SPECIAL EVENT
Rugby World Cup 2011 (Sky Sports/Maori TV/TV1/TV3)

BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Intrepid Journeys (TV1)

BEST ONE OFF DOCUMENTARY
Inside NZ: Inside Child Poverty - A Special Report (TV3)

BEST KIDS/YOUTH SHOW
What Now (TV2)

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Shortland Street (TV2)

BEST ONE OFF DRAMA
Tangiwai (TV1)

BEST COMEDY
7 Days (TV3)

BEST REALITY SERIES
Missing Pieces (TV3)

BEST CULINARY SERIES
MasterChef New Zealand (TV1)

BEST ADVICE SHOW
Fair Go (TV1)

BEST SPORTS SHOW
The Crowd Goes Wild (Prime)

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