Ray Meagher has won the Gold Logie at the 2010 Logie Awards.
The veteran actor finally won recognition for his 22 years of playing ‘Alf Stewart’ on Home and Away.
“These things have never meant much to me over the years, mainly because I’ve never held one,” he said. “All of a sudden they seem unbelievably important.”
“In 1965 at a hotel in Brisbane, I won a chook raffle,” he said. “It has been a long time between drinks.”
“Sadly, on that night in the Regatta Hotel, I was the sole ticket seller. And I drew the raffle.”
Meagher was convinced the award would go to Rebecca Gibney. He thanked his co-stars, producers, directors, crews and network execs.
“Home and Away is a wonderful little show, sold to the world and does wonderful things for the bottom line of the Seven Network,” he said.
Meagher also thanked fans who ran Facebook and Twitter campaigns.
His win was a sentimental one, as the room recognised his years performing in the industry.