The biggest names in TV descended on London’s O2 tonight (21st January 2015) as the National Television Awards celebrated it’s 20th anniversary in spectacular style.
The glittering ceremony saw Eastenders steal the show, winning three gongs at the UK’s biggest television awards show. Voted for entirely by the British public and hosted by Dermot O’Leary, the National Television Awards aired LIVE on ITV.
Brendan O’Carroll opened the show this year, he’s better known to many as Mrs Brown of Mrs Brown’s Boys.
The performance saw Mrs Brown do everything in her power to overthrow NTA host Dermot O’Leary in a bid to present the awards herself. But try as she might, it simply wasn’t enough to get rid of our host with the most, who went on to present the star-studded ceremony.
This year’s Landmark Award went to Comic Relief, which celebrates 30 years in 2015. Lenny Henry, a Trustee of the charity, took to the stage to accept the prestigious award, presented by Davina McCall.
The sad news of Anne Kirkbride’s passing was marked this evening, with a moving tribute from on-screen husband Bill Roache, which lead to a minute of rapturous applausethroughout the O2. Anne’s closest Corrie colleagues were in attendance to mark her life and remarkable career.
Check out the full list of winners below:
- Entertainment Programme – I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
- Drama Performance – Sheridan Smith
- Skills Challenge Show – Great British Bake Off
- Entertainment Presenter – Ant & Dec
- Newcomer – Maddy Hill
- Daytime – This Morning
- Comedy – Mrs Brown’s Boys
- Serial Drama Performance – Danny Dyer
- TV Judge – David Walliams
- Multichannel – Celebrity Juice
- Chat Show Host – Alan Carr
- Special Recognition Award – David Tennant
- Factual – Gogglebox
- Drama – Downton Abbey
- Serial Drama – Eastenders
- Talent Show – The X Factor
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