1.6 Million Votes Later, And The Saccone-Joly's Are TV Champions
9 August 2016, 16:01 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:36
Congratulations to the #friendliestfriends!
After a crazy few weeks of voting and a dazzling line up of contestants, we are happy to announce that the Saccone-Joly's have officially been crowned TV Champions in the 2016 Radio Times Champion of Champions competition. With 1.6 million votes, the #friendliestfriends did every single thing in their social media power to help their faves take home the trophy and coveted title - and it worked!
Even though Jonathan and Anna can now relax in the knowledge that they've won one of the biggest fan-voted competitions in UK media, it was an intense final round with Poldark's Aidan Turner hot on their tails. In fact, by the time the competition had closed, Aidan was only 432,281 behind the new victors with 1,208,100 votes!
On the official Radio Times website, the Saccone-Joly victory was announced; "The vlogging family... racked up millions of votes throughout the competition taking the Online Champion title before claiming victory in the Champion of Champions final". Jonathan then jumped on to Twitter to share the good news with all of his own followers; "Thank you so much to all our friendliest friends around the world who supported us. We came through this together with a positive community and managed to win Radio Times TV Champion 2016!".
We did it friends!!! We actually won the championship!! thank you all so much, our community has really bonded over this! #TeamSacconejoly— J o n a t h a n (@JonathanJoly) August 5, 2016
Did you take part in voting for the Saccone-Jolys, or do you believe that handsome Hobbit actor Aidan Turner should have taken home the award? Let us know in the comments below!
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