Now that we’ve lured you in with a picture of Richard Madden, let’s talk about last night’s National Television Awards. If you missed the show don’t panic: we’ve got you covered.
Last night (Tuesday) the best in UK TV headed to the O2 Arena in London for the annual National Television Awards.
Dermot O’Leary was back to host the awards while Love Island’s Jack and Dani held down the fort backstage despite the show losing out on the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award to I’m a Celeb.
The night was full of good speeches, laughs and even some tears.
Family Life favourite Richard Madden took home the award for drama performance and thanked the public for voting for him. It’s his second award for his role as sergeant David Budd after picking up a Golden Globe earlier this month.
Bodyguard also won the award for New Drama after being up against other BBC dramas Killing Eve and The Cry.
Man of the people Danny Dyer gave an emotional speech after accepting his award for serial drama performance for his role in Eastenders. He thanked playwright Harold Pinter for believing in him when no one else did.
The general public was moved to tears when four-year-old Lily presented an award with her 87-year-old best friend Ken. The two met on Channel 4 show Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds. Ken lost his wife to cancer five years before he met Lily on the show and says she has turned his life around.
Ken and Lily tho’ 😊 https://t.co/0QIOAf5knC
— Louise Graham (@louiseg67) November 6, 2018
It was a great night for representation in the media as actor James Moore collected his award for newcomer for his role in Emmerdale. James has cerebral palsy, as does his character on the show.
Ant and Dec kept up their winning streak for TV presenter telling the crowd that this year it means more than ever. Our other favourite presenting duo Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield took home the daytime award for This Morning and kept things light blaming their fans in advance for today’s hangovers while being interviewed backstage.
By far one of the biggest highlights of the show was Westlife’s performance of their new single Hello My Love. Returning to perform live after an eight year hiatus, their big return was aired on Graham Norton, and they were better than ever.
See the full list of winners below:
Paul O’Grady – For the Love of Dogs
Comedy Peter Kay’s Car Share
Drama performance Richard Madden
Quiz show The Chase
The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Serial drama performance
Special recognition award
Ant and Dec