Ruco Chan and Charmaine Sheh named Singapore's favourite TVB stars

Hong Kong stars Ruco Chan (left) and Charmaine Sheh won the top accolades at the StarHub TVB Awards on Sat, winning My Favourite TVB Actor and Actress, respectively.  -- PHOTO: ST FILE/THE NEW PAPER FILE
Hong Kong stars Ruco Chan (left) and Charmaine Sheh won the top accolades at the StarHub TVB Awards on Sat, winning My Favourite TVB Actor and Actress, respectively.  -- PHOTO: ST FILE/THE NEW PAPER FILE

Hong Kong stars Ruco Chan and Charmaine Sheh won the top accolades at the StarHub TVB Awards on Sat, winning My Favourite TVB Actor and Actress, respectively.

At the annual ceremony held at Marina Bay Sands, Chan, 37, who played one of two ill-fated brothers in the drama Brother's Keeper, said: "In my first few years, I didn't meet with lot of success. But I told myself that if I keep at it, my day will come. Today, it has. Thank you."

Sheh, 39, who played an undercover agent in the cop drama Line Walker, said: "It's not easy to get an award. A lot of people help us, from the scriptwriters to the lighting crew.

"This award does not just belong to me, but to the whole team."

Him Law and Sharon Chan won the new My Favourite TVB Supporting Actor and Actress awards.

Best New TVB Artiste went to Louis Cheung, who played a villain in the thriller Black Heart White Soul.

During the ceremony, he also sang a rousing medley of songs which included Stupid Child and Martian Language.

He said: "I'd like to thank all the seniors and friends who didn't scold me, and taught me many good things.

"This is my first time in Singapore, and I love bak kut teh."

Black Heart White Soul bagged the most number of trophies - four in total, including My Favourite TVB Drama, Male Character (played by Roger Kwok), Female Character (played by Kristal Tin) and On-screen couple (played by Kwok and Tin).

Linda Chung, who wore a dress filled with colourful flowers, won the Red Carpet Star Award for the second year running.

The awards ceremony was hosted by Carol Cheng and Derek Li, and telecast live on E City (StarHub TV Channel 111 and 825).

A total of 17 awards were presented, with 13 open to public voting.

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