AWARDS just keep on coming for television’s smash hit Broadchurch, as it cleaned up at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards.

The latest awards for the show that made a star out of Bridport and West Bay, comes amid increasing speculation the show is planned as a trilogy.

Richard Stokes, the show’s producer, teasingly retweeted an article that hinted the show was originally planned for three series.

Speaking to the Bridport News, the shows creator and Bridport resident Chris Chibnall refused to be drawn into speculation regarding a third series.

Mr Chibnall said: “Broadchurch Three? Let me get Broadchurch Two written first. But wouldn't it be exciting, a trilogy. As you'd probably expect, I'm keeping quiet for now.”

The show and its actors and actresses were nominated in five categories at Crime Thriller awards, which saw television, film and books celebrated in the genre.

Broadchurch scooped an impressive haul of four awards at the glitzy awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London, beating competition from the likes of Luther and Homeland Broadchurch won the best TV Dagger award at the show, and David Tennant won the Best Actor Dagger at the glitzy ceremony, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.

Olivia Colman won the award for the Best Actress Dagger, and Andrew Buchan won the Best Supporting Actor Dagger for his portrayal of Mark Latimer.

Pauline Quirke and Jodie Whittaker were also nominated for Best Supporting Actress, but lost out to Amelia Bullmore from Scott and Bailey.

The majority of the cast and crew from the show attended the ceremony, and Chris Chibnall dedicated the awards to Bridport and West Bay.

Mr Chibnall added: “It was an amazing night, surrounded by extraordinary authors like Wilbur Smith, Martina Cole, Lee Child, Peter James, Mark Billingham.

“As ever, we wouldn't be here without the support of everyone in Bridport and West Bay. Any award for Broadchurch is an award for the whole town.”

Social media users were full of praise for the show following the awards. Vicky tweeted “Well deserved! Such a fantastic show. Bring on Series two.”

Victor Jenkins tweeted: “Yay #Broadchurch. Four wins at the awards – Jodie and Pauline were robbed.”

Amy Nuttall, actress and wife to Andrew Buchan, tweeted: “Beyond proud of my husband #bestsupportingactor #broadchurch #abouttimetoo yessss!”

The show has been a smash hit since it first aired in March, and has seen average viewing figures topping 9.5 million. The awards ceremony will be shown on ITV3 on Sunday night at 9pm