Friday, October 20, 2017

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK 2007 | 10th Anniversary | #TBT | NickSplat UK

Following 20 years of successful shows in the US, Nickelodeon's iconic orange blimp flew across the Atlantic breaking the slime barrier for the first ever Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK in October 2007!

Hosted by multi platinum-selling, superstar rockers McFly, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK 2007 gave UK fans the chance to honour their favourite celebrities from the worlds of music, television, movies, sports and more.

Nickelodeon UK did what they do best: put the kids in control! Kids across the UK & Ireland could cast their votes for their favourite personalities on the red button their TV remotes over the summer holidays. Leading up to the UK KCAs, Ed Petrie, Sy Thomas and Ugly Mark Felgate made sure the UK Kids’ Choice Awards had enough slime with Slime Across The UK and Slime Across Ireland, in which Ed and Sy managed the slime factory at Nickelodeon HQ in London, and Mark toured the UK & Ireland sliming fans.

Nickelodeon revealed the winners of the channels' iconic Blimp trophies at a hugely successful star-and-slime filled ceremony at ExCel London on Saturday 20th October 2007.

Millions of votes were cast across 16 Award categories, all of which were decided and voted for by the kids, including Best Band, Best Movie, Best Book, Best Burp, Best Reality TV Show, Best Sportsperson and a special environmental honour - the Greenie Award with Sky.

At Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK 2007, stars including Emma Watson, David Walliams, Shayne Ward, Holly Willoughby, Emma Roberts, Josh Peck and McFly all took part in the hilarious, sketch packed and slime filled show, which was sprinkled with a touch of the stateside sparkle that has made Nickelodeons Kids’ Choice Awards the most loved kids awards show in the USA for the past 20 years.

One lovely lady who took her sliming in very good humour was princess of TV presenting, Holly Willoughby. The usually glammed up Dancing on Ice host got gooey of her own accord by putting on her snorkel and diving into a 6ft tank of seriously slippery slime, inducting her into the Nickelodeon Hall of Slime. The fun factor continued to go through the roof as teen superstar Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101) accepted a challenge from McFly to set the world record for the holding a note for the longest length of time and the boys themselves recruited went all out to thrash the record set for slinging the most slime at an event by this years’ US host Justin Timberlake …all in the name of good ole’ fashioned fun!

Harry Potter and The Simpsons both walked away triumphant, each picking up two awards. Teen screen sensation Emma Watson, the then 17-year-old British actress that plays Hermione Grainger in the Harry Potter cinematic triumph, picked up the gong for Best Movie Actress, whilst Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - the seventh and final book in the globally successful literary series from JK Rowling - picked up the award for Best Book. The magical movies leading lady, Emma Watson was on hand to gracefully accept her award, without getting gooey with slime in the process.

Other guests including Big Brother 8’s Chanelle & Ziggy, Samanda and winner Brian Belo were not so lucky. The reality TV stars were both shamed and slimed as they walked on stage believing they had won an award, only to find out that they had been set up by the Slime Squad (Sy Thomas, Ugly Mark Felgate, and Laura Hamilton) so they could gunk them in goo and shower them in..well…slime!

Proving that The Simpsons legacy is still going strong, the TV show won Best Cartoon, and 18 years on from the first ever small screen episode, The Simpsons Movie racked up yet another award for Best Movie whilst High School Musical’s Zac Efron and Ashley Tisdale picked up the awards for Best TV Actor and Best TV Actress respectively.

The smash hit Nickelodeon comedy series Drake & Josh picked up the award for Best TV Show, with Josh Peck himself collecting the prize and getting in on the action with his fellow Nickelodeon screen stars, teen sensations Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin and Cariba Heine from H20 - the UK’s number 1 rating drama series for kids and Emma Roberts, star of Unfabulous and the Nancy Drew movie.

Simon Cowell went head to head with himself and came out a winner after two of his shows – Britain’s Got Talent and X Factor - were nominated in the Best Reality Show category. However, family favourite X Factor came out on top, with past show winner and chart topper Shayne Ward collecting the gong on behalf of the show. Shayne also showed off some super smooth moves on stage whilst performing his smash hit single ‘No U Hang Up.’

Best Movie Actor award went to the legendary Johnny Depp, beating off competition from silver screen hunks Orlando Bloom, Daniel Radcliffe and, erm, Rowan Atkinson.

Masters of the ceremony, show hosts McFly didn’t go home empty handed either. They were named Best Band, ahead of Fall Out Boy, Girls Aloud and Sugababes. They proved themselves to be top class presenters but also amazing showmen as they did what they do best and performed live - opening the show with an electric performance of ‘Pinball Wizard’ and also treated the floor stomping arena audience of 2,500 people with a medley of their greatest hits.

Having already released two successful albums in America, Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) picked up another award, but this time for his solo music efforts, winning the gong for Best Male Singer. And with three albums and a stack of awards already under her belt, angst teen Avril Lavigne won Best Female Singer and MTV Hits Best Music Video.

Across the other categories, loveable Geordie lads and inseparable dynamic duo Ant & Dec picked up the Best TV Presenter accolade (well, it couldn’t go to just one of them!); David Beckham was crowned the king of sports, picking up the Best Sports Person award, Best Video Game went to Sims 2.

Nickelodeon’s role model of the year blimp, the I Wannabe award was scooped by Little Britain funny man and everyone’s favourite big kid at heart, BAFTA Award winner David Walliams, who is widely recognised for his charity work as well as for having the nation in stitches.

TV’s slimiest awards event put ‘green’ at the heart of the show, with the Greenie Award with Sky. This award put kids in control of pledging to make a series of small environmental changes that go a long way, such as recycling, turning off the tap, writing on both sides of their school papers, switching TV off from standby and walking or catching the bus instead of being driven around in cars. The most popular pledge was recycling - highlighting the waste recycling efforts of the Nickelodeon viewers. Screen starlet Emma Roberts collected the award and took the pledge herself to help raise awareness and encourage kids across the globe to help make the world a greener place. The Greenie Award with Sky is part of a much wider channel green initiative from Nickelodeon towards a greener planet.

Dance floor booty-shakers ‘Booty Luv’, and famous faces from British soaps Hollyoaks, Coronation Street and EastEnders also wowed the crowd during the live event.

The starriest, slimiest awards show on TV premiered on Nickelodeon UK on Saturday 27th October 2007 at 11am, on Sunday 28th October 2007 at 2pm on MTV Hits and on Saturday 3rd November 2007 at 9am on TMF.

The family television event of the year was watched by a record breaking 1.2 million multi-channel viewers and in excess of 3.3 million votes were cast by kids and teens in the UK and Ireland.

Nickelodeon UK's inaugural Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK was produced by Nickelodeon UK, together with the team behind MTV's European Music Awards (EMAs).

The intro to Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK 2007 features Nickelodeon's iconic orange blimp arriving on UK shores and flying past iconic British landmarks, such as the Blackpool Tower in Blackpool and The Angel of the North in Gateshead, before arriving in London, flying around famous London landmarks, including Palace of Westminster and Elizabeth Tower, home of Big Ben, The Gherkin, the London Eye, and St Paul's Cathedral, painting the town orange, projecting popular Nickelodeon characters around the city and filling the Thames with green Nickelodeon slime.

The design package for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK 2007 - used on-air and off-air - was created by UK-based creative production studio Mainframe, who also created the graphics for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Germany 2007.

Following the success of the first-ever Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK, Nick hosted a second UK edition of Nickelodeon's iconic awards ceremony the following year, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK 2008 at ExCel London in September 2008.

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards at London’s Excel in September 2008

Winners of Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK 2007 (winners in bold)

Best Band:
Fall Out Boy
Girls Aloud

Best Male Singer:
Danny Jones (McFly)
Drake Bell
Justin Timberlake

Best Female Singer:
Avril Lavigne
Cheryl Cole (Girls Aloud)
Gwen Stefani
Hilary Duff

Best Book:
Blood Beast (The Demonata) – Darren Shan
Care and the Feeding of Sprites (Spiderwick Chronicles) – Holly Black
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
Jacky Daydream – Jacqueline Wilson

Best Cartoon:
Fairly Odd Parents
SpongeBob SquarePants
The Simpsons

Best Movie:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Pirates of the Caribbean : At World’s End
Shrek the Third
The Simpsons Movie

Best Video Game:
FIFA Football
Mario Strikers: Charged Football
Sims 2
Wii Sports

Funniest Person:
Catherine Tate
Harry Hill (Harry Hill's TV Burp)
Jack Black
Rowan Atkinson

I Wannabe Award:
David Walliams

Greenie Award with Sky

Best Movie Actor:
Daniel Radcliffe
Johnny Depp
Orlando Bloom
Rowan Atkinson

Best Movie Actress:
Cameron Diaz
Dakota Fanning
Emma Watson
Keira Knightley

Best Reality Show:
Big Brother
Britain ’s Got Talent
I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here
The X Factor

Best Sportsperson:
Dame Kelly Holmes
David Beckham
John Cena – WWE
Lewis Hamilton – F1

(Even though after they announced Beckham as the winner, John Cena would not accept it and McFly awarded him the 'Most Injured Wrestler' award).

Best TV Presenters:
Ant & Dec
Davina McCall
Fearne Cotton
Ugly Mark

Best TV Show:
Doctor Who
Drake & Josh
Hannah Montana

Best TV Actor:
David Tennant (Dr Who)
Drake Bell (from Drake & Josh)
Nat Wolff (Naked Brothers Band)
Zac Efron (High School Musical)

Best TV Actress:
Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical)
Emma Roberts (Unfabulous)
Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101)
Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana)

MTV Hits Best Music Video:
Cupids Chokehold – Gym Class Heroes
Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne
Grace Kelly – Mika
Listen - Beyonce
Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
Same Jeans – The View
Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani Ft Akon
Too Little Too Late – Jo Jo
Umbrella – Rihanna
What Goes Around – Justin Timberlake

Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards 2007 videos:

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK 2007 Hosts Spot: McFly trailer:

Emma Watson interview:

Tom Felton interview:

Un-aired blooper by Ziggy & Chanelle:

BB8 Stars get SLIMED:

KCA UK 2007 finale:

MTV HITS Backstage at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK 2007:

Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards 2007 Orange Carpet photos:

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Additional sources: Wikipedia (I, II, III, IV),, KCA Around The World.
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