NTAs 2020:  Holly Willoughby leads the celebrity exits


After a long evening at the National Television Awards, stars were spotted making their way to various after-parties around London.

Holly Willoughby, 38, was among the first to make a quick exit from London’s 02 Arena where the awards were held on Tuesday night. 

She was spotted bundling her large pink princess tulle skirt into a taxi as she made her way to a private NTAs after party.

Leaving gracefully: Holly Willoughby, 38, was among the first to make a quick exit from London's 02 Arena where the awards were held on Tuesday night

Leaving gracefully: Holly Willoughby, 38, was among the first to make a quick exit from London’s 02 Arena where the awards were held on Tuesday night

The This Morning presenter lost out to best pals Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly for the Best TV presenter Award but stole the show in the strapless dress, which had a tailored pink pleated bodice and voluminous tulle skirt. 

Leaving gracefully, the presenter held on to her clutch bag and avoided the revolving doors in an effort not to get her large dress stuck.

She appeared to be bright-eyed and in high spirits as she was photographed leaving the O2 arena with an entourage.

With Holly and co-presenter Phil notorious for their post NTA antics the pair were no doubt continuing the night in celebration after This Morning scooped top prize in the Live Magazine Show category for the tenth year. 

Princess dress: Leaving gracefully the presenter held on to her clutch bag and avoided the revolving doors in an effort not to get her large dress stuck

Princess dress: Leaving gracefully the presenter held on to her clutch bag and avoided the revolving doors in an effort not to get her large dress stuck

She was spotted bundling her large pink princess tulle skirt into a taxi as she made her way to a private NTAs after party

Cinderella leaves the ball: As the clock struck midnight-ish Holly was seen leaving for an after party

She was spotted bundling her large pink princess tulle skirt into a taxi as she made her way to a private NTAs after party

Other celebs making a quick exit included I’m A Celebrity winner Jacqueline Jossa who was seen hiking up the bodice of her dress as she got a taxi home.

The star had plenty to celebrate after I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here bagged the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award over The Graham Norton Show, The Chase and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

The first award of the night saw host David Walliams welcome Caitlyn Jenner to the stage to present the award for Best Challenge Show.

‘At least I’m not in the jungle and don’t have to eat a cow’s eyeball!’ exclaimed Caitlyn, referring to her stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! last year.

Winner: The star had plenty to celebrate after I'm A Celeb bagged the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

Winner: The star had plenty to celebrate after I’m A Celeb bagged the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

She eventually awarded the gong to The Great British Bake Off, accepted by Paul Hollywood, who noted that it meant a lot being the show’s 10th year.

Next up was the award for Factual, which saw a record-breaking documentary by Jesy Nelson – Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out – scoop the prize.

A tearful Jesy accepted the gong. She took the stage and said: ‘This is so overwhelming, I’m such a baby [for crying]. I want to thank every single person in the documentary for being so brave and courageous for telling their story.

‘I want to thank my mum for being the most inspirational woman in the world. I want to thank Chris, my boyfriend, for bringing me up every day.

Lads on the town: New father Jack Fincham and Eyal booker make their way out of the NTAs

Lads on the town: New father Jack Fincham and Eyal booker make their way out of the NTAs

‘I want to thank everyone who voted. Such a negative experience in my life turned into a positive one and that’s all thanks to you guys.’

Peaky Blinders scooped the Best Drama award – and Best Dramatic Performance award for star Cillian Murphy – while Mrs Brown’s Boys took the gong for Comedy.

Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn took home the Serial Drama gong, delivering a stirring speech, dedicating it to her late grandfather.

The Impact Award was bestowed upon sitcom Gavin & Stacey, which returned this Christmas for a one-off special, attracting 18million viewers. 

In good spirits: Jack Fincham and Eyal booker leave the NTAs as they head to an after party

In good spirits: Jack Fincham and Eyal booker leave the NTAs as they head to an after party

The award was presented by Olly Murs, with actress and writer Ruth Jones quipping ‘What’s a-murrin’?’ – a nod to her character Nessa’s catchphrase. 

She gushed about James Corden, her co-scribe of the sitcom, who ‘wished he could be there’ but was in Los Angeles, where he hosts The Late Late Show.

There were further jokes about Ant & Dec, who took the mic from David at one point, insisting that they were actually the hosts of the evening.

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‘You can’t host EVERYTHING on ITV!’ David insisted, pleading: ‘Let me have tonight!’

Sky won its first NTA for its critically acclaimed Sky original, Chernobyl in the Best New Drama category.

Cosy feet: Maya Jama is pictured leaving the NTAs in slippers after removing her strappy heels

Cosy feet: Maya Jama is pictured leaving the NTAs in slippers after removing her strappy heels

The prestigious award was collected by Adi Roche, founder of Chernobyl Children International and Chris Fry, Executive Producer, Sister Pictures, who accepted it from Friends star David Schwimmer, after he enjoyed a snide back-and-forth with Walliams over which of them was the ‘funniest David on TV’.

TV stalwarts Richard and Judy were tasked with presenting the Live Magazine Show Award, which went to the show they made famous, This Morning.

Not before there was a throwback clip shown of the infamous moment Judy’s breast popped out of her dress at the 2000 NTAs.

In a nod to this, David joked ‘thank God there wasn’t a wardrobe malfunction!’ before his trousers fell down around his ankles.

Still flawless: Sam and Billie Faiers are seen leaving the 02 arena with their make-up still immaculately in place

Still flawless: Sam and Billie Faiers are seen leaving the 02 arena with their make-up still immaculately in place

This coincided perfectly with the next award, Best TV Judge, which David ended up winning.

Davina McCall presented this award, while David sat on Ant & Dec’s laps in the audience, in his pants, waiting to hear who the winner was.

The This Morning win, however, came with a tinge of behind-the-scenes scandal, as presenters Holly and Phil accepted the gong next to Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, who are said to be in the midst of a major feud with Phil.

The moment was peppered with sideways glances from Ruth, forced grins and an awkward moment in which Phil told her ‘your show on Fridays are great… you should say something too’ – at which Ruth gave a strained acceptance speech too.

Living it up: Zara McDermott looked bleary-eyed as she prepared to keep the party going

Living it up: Zara McDermott looked bleary-eyed as she prepared to keep the party going 

Sir Michael Palin was awarded the Special Recognition Award, which he accepted with tales of the late Terry Jones who was one of Michael’s Monty Python comedy team and who sadly died last week.

‘Terry wanted to say things how they’d never been done before, and do things that had never been done before!’ Michael said, as he dedicated his award to his ‘dear friend of 60 years’.

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Ant & Dec scooped the prize for Best Presenters – yet again – as well as the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award for I’m A Celeb – which they dedicated to those who have battled the bush fires in Australia.

They were joined on stage by the jungle class of 2019, with reigning Queen Of The Jungle Jacqueline Jossa dubbing the duo ‘the nicest guys in television’.

Windswept: The former Love Island battle braved the chill in her pretty, thigh-high split dress

Windswept: The former Love Island battle braved the chill in her pretty, thigh-high split dress

NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS 2020 – THE WINNERS

New Drama

Chernobyl [WINNER]

A Confession

Cleaning Up

Gentleman Jack

The Capture

Comedy

After Life

Fleabag

Derry Girls

Sex Education

Mrs Brown’s Boys [WINNER]

TV Presenter

Ant and Dec [WINNER]

Graham Norton

Bradley Walsh

Holly Willoughby 

Phillip Schofield 

Factual

Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out [WINNER]

Ambulance

Gogglebox

Paul O’ Grady: For The Love of Dogs

Gordon, Gino and Fred Road Trip 

Drama

Line Of Duty

Peaky Blinders [WINNER]

Call The Midwife

Killing Eve

Casualty

Challenge Show

Love Island 

The Circle 

The Apprentice 

MasterChef

The Great British Bake Off [WINNER]

Live Magazine Show

This Morning [WINNER]

Loose Women

Good Morning Britain

Sunday Brunch  

Drama Performance

Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) [WINNER]

Idris Elba (Luther)

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)

Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack)

Michael Stevenson (Casualty)

TV Judge

David Walliams (Britain’s Got Talent) [WINNER]

Simon Cowell (BGT/ X Factor)

Sir Tom Jones (The Voice UK)

will.i.am (The Voice UK/The Voice Kids)

RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK)

Serial Drama Performance 

Katie McGlynn (Sinead Tinker in Coronation Street) [WINNER]

Danny Dyer (Mick Carter in EastEnders)

Danny Miller (Aaron Dingle in Emmerdale)

Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale in Hollyoaks) 

Serial Drama

EastEnders

Coronation Street

Emmerdale [WINNER]

Hollyoaks 

Talent Show 

Strictly Come Dancing [WINNER]

Britain’s Got Talent 

Dancing On Ice

The Voice UK 

Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

I’m A Celebrity [WINNER]

The Graham Norton Show

The Chase

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK 

Newcomer

Jurrell Carter (Nate Robinson in Emmerdale)

Peter Ash (Paul Foreman in Coronation Street) [WINNER]

Max Bowden (Ben Mitchell in EastEnders)

Imran Adams (Mitchell Deveraux in Hollyoaks) 

 

 

 

 



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