15/05/2012 06:30 BST | Updated 15/05/2012 06:31 BST

Andy Gray And Richard Keys, Disgraced Former Sky Commentators, Win Sony Award For talkSPORT Show

The careers of commentators Andy Gray and Richard Keys appeared to be over after their sacking from Sky over sexist remarks caught on camera, but the duo walked away from Monday night's Sony Radio Academy Awards with a prize for their talkSPORT radio show.

The pair won best sports programme of the year at the awards, which are the premier radio accolades in the UK.

TalkSPORT hired Gray and Keys in February 2011, a month after they were fired from Sky Sports for a series of comments about the ability of referee's assistant Sian Massey> and current West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady.

Following the furore, the two apologised for their actions, regretting what they said.

Despite a wildly unpopular, and later aborted, attempt at a comeback tour "Smash It!", the two have crafted a show that was praised by the judges as "must-listen for serious sports fans", with "knowledge and professionalism second to none".