Ben Dover to Be Honored at SHAFTA Awards

LONDON —  With the SHAFTA Awards taking place tomorrow, Television X has announced that 2012 will see the launch of a new honorary award, The Palm Phwoar.

The award, which will recognize lifetime achievement and adult endeavors beyond the call of duty, will be awarded to Ben Dover at a ceremony in London on Thursday March 15.

Ben Dover’s career has spanned four decades and across the globe where he is known for his wry humor, comic sidekicks and gonzo style.

A pioneer of the handheld camera porn genre, Dover was one of the first signings to Television X when the channel launched back in 1995.

He still continues to release films internationally.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to accept this award from my good friends at Television X," Dover said. "It’s astonishing to think I’ve been in this business for 33 years, and even more astonishing that I’m still working. I guess that kind of makes me the ‘Bruce Forsyth’ of the adult industry, and just like him I see no reason to stop doing what I do, although I promise not to start wearing a wig.”

This year marks the third annual ceremony for the Soft and Hard Adult Film and Television Awards, where all the awards are voted on by the general public.

Also for the first time, Television X will be streaming behind-the-scenes footage from the industry event.

The SHAFTA Uncut show will be presented by Tanya Tate who will be getting up close and personal with the SHAFTA nominees and bringing fans all of the gossip from the red carpet.