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Bafta: Rio Ferdinand emotional while paying tribute to late wife

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English former professional was close to tears when he accepted a on Sunday night for a he made about his late wife

The paid tribute to in his emotional acceptance speech at The here, while also thanking his "beautiful" girlfriend Kate Wright, 26, for her support, reports dailymail.co.uk.

On the night, there were a few more surprises on the podium, including Netflix's first ever TV for "The Crown", a win for "Love Island", which caused uproar among fans, and also a snub for David Attenborough, whose "Blue Planet II" show missed out on the top gong.

A tearful accepted the Single Documentary Award for "Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad", which aired on One last June.

In the special, depicted the difficulties of being a single parent to his three children following the death of his beloved wife to cancer in 2015.

Fighting back tears, the accepted the award by saying: "I'm normally quite used to picking up trophies. Thanks to and all the other nominees, but also to for believing in the project, all the guys at New Era, the management team, it's been quite a crazy whirlwind experience.

"I didn't do this for any other reason other than my three kids. The worst thing to come out of this is that I get quite emotional now. I'm not quite used to it."

Ferdinand gestured to his girlfriend Kate, who was looking on from the studio audience, and thanked her for her support.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 15:16 IST
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