Matty McLean had a huge night after winning Television Personality of the Year

Hangover? Check. Pyjamas? Check. Woman's Day Television Personality of the Year trophy? Check.
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Last night the stars of the small screen were celebrated at the Huawei Mate30 Pro New Zealand Television Awards.

But it seems for Breakfast weatherman Matty McLean the celebrating continued well into the night.

Fan favourite Matty took out the coveted Woman’s Day Television Personality of the Year award, an honour that is decided by public vote.

After running a tongue-in-cheek promotional campaign that included a surprise visit to Woman’s Day Editor Sido Kitchin’s office and several feigned protestations that ‘I hate being the centre of attention’, a jubilant Matty was clearly chuffed to walk away with the gong.

“Thank you to everyone who voted – it’s really humbling and heartwarming.” Matty shared on his Facebook page

In a touching moment, the win was made extra special because it was presented by last year’s winner, Matty’s Breakfast colleague Hayley Holt.

His Breakfast family were keen to share their congratulations with Matty this morning, but struggled to track him down after what was apparently a very rowdy night.

After several attempts to get through to Matty on the phone went unanswered, the team decided to send reporter Katie Stevenson round to Matty’s West Auckland home to report live from the scene of the hangover.

It was then that a bleary eyed Matty decided to front for the camera, barefoot and dressed in his pyjamas but still carrying his trophy.

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So what was Matty’s excuse for being missing in action all morning?

“Look Katie, it was a very big night last night, and I had a little bit of a sleep in which I think I deserve” a surprisingly chirpy Matty explained.

Despite being a little worse for wear Matty’s sense of humour remained in tact, deadpanning, “Honestly it was just an honour to be nominated, this isn’t going to change me, I’m still the same me, I probably will carry this around with me for at least the next 12 months but other than that I’m the same me.”

Before he crawled back to bed to recover Matty thanked everyone who gave him their vote, “It genuinely means a lot, it was very heartwarming last night.”

We’re thinking it might take Matty a couple of days to fully recover from his big night, but at least he still has his priorities straight, as he asked “Oh my god, how’s my hair? I literally just woke up!”

Other big award winners on the night included Hilary Barry for Best Presenter: News & Current Affairs, Anika Moa for Huawei Mate30 Best Presenter: Entertainment and Paula Penfold for Reporter of the Year.

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