Strictly Come Dancing star Tess Daly, 48, puts on a very leggy display in striking black gown with daring thigh-high slash... before collecting the Talent Show gong at 2018 National Television Awards
She's known for her incredible style both on and off the red carpet.
The NTA veteran was solo for her red carpet excursion - with husband Vernon Kay nowhere in sight - but wowed the crowd nonetheless in her usual sartorial excellence.
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Leggy style: Tess Daly, 48, flaunts her impeccable pins in a shoulder-baring black gown with ultra high thigh-high slit as she poses up a storm at the 2018 National Television Awards red carpet
Head-to-toe in classic black, the TV personality looked right at home at the prestigious event, donning an shoulder baring floor-length gown, with an elegant choker neckline.
Her form-fitting garb was sure to set pulses racing as a dangerously high thigh slit gave a glimpse at her leggy frame as she sauntered down the red carpet.
Tess exuded glamour in her get-up, finished with sparkling killer heels which elongated her statuesque frame.
Her perfectly bronzed skin offset her dark ensemble, while her mascara and smokey eye create a dramatic effect while amplifying her stunning facial features.
Her trademark blonde tresses were pulled into a sophisticated low ponytail, with layers of tresses framing her face.
Raunchy: The NTA veteran was solo for her red carpet excursion - with husband Vernon Kay nowhere in sight - but wowed the crowd nonetheless in her usual sartorial excellence
Take style tips from Tess in an asymmetric dress by Cinq a Sept
There was so much glamour going on at the National Television Awards last night that we hardly know where to start this morning!
Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly totally knocked our socks off in this gorgeous gown, which is by Cinq a Sept. We love the choker-style neckline and one sleeve design, as well as the thigh high split to balance things out a bit. Symmetry is SO last season you know?
When put together by superstar stylist James Yardley with heels by Aquazzura, this was one of our favourite looks of the evening. It's no wonder fans of the brand range from Emma Willis to Katy Perry!
Unfortunately this exact dress has now sold out, but click (right) to browse the current collection at Shopbop, or recreate the look with the help of our edit below. This budget-friendly maxi from Missguided will do the trick! Wear yours with swept-up hair to make the most of the one shoulder shape.
Curve-hugger: Head-to-toe in classic black, the TV personality looked right at home at the prestigious event, donning an shoulder baring floor-length gown, with an elegant choker neckline
Beaming: Her form-fitting garb was sure to set pulses racing as a dangerously high thigh slit gave a glimpse at her leggy frame as she sauntered down the red carpet
Strut her stuff: Tess exuded glamour in her get-up, finished with sparkling killer heels which elongated her statuesque frame
National Television Awards 2018 - Who were the winners?
BRUCE FORSYTH ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster)
Peter Kay's Car Share
Danny Walters (Keanu Taylor, EastEnders)
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here
Ant & Dec
Strictly Come Dancing
SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE
Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt)
Blue Planet 2
Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
It was a poignant evening for Tess, who paid tribute to her late Strictly Come Dancing co-host, Bruce Forsyth, as the BBC One competition picked up Best Talent Show on the evening.
The showbiz veteran sadly passed away in August last year, aged 89, following a long illness and a battle with bronchial pneumonia. Sir Bruce is loved around the country for his 75-year TV career presenting shows including The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right and Strictly.
His legacy was honoured when Strictly Come Dancing returned to screens in September, with the show's professional dancers performing a routine in tribute, before Bruce's best moments from his time on the series were played.
Seal gave a touching performance of I've Got You Under My Skin ahead of the prize being awarded, while Bruce's wife Wilnelia took to the stage to present the award.
Making the likes of Bruce's old Strictly co-host, Tess, well up, Wilnelia said: 'I wish I wouldn’t have to be standing here this evening in front of you, but I’m so proud and honoured that this special award is named after my darling Bruce.
'I know he would have loved it, showbusiness was his life, he would be saying to all of you it’s been nice to see you, to see you nice.'
Meanwhile, Tess remarked: 'The viewers mean so much to us, if we didn't have you we wouldn't have Strictly, this is for you.' Following her list of thanks, Tess added: 'Last, but not least, I would like to dedicate this award to my friend and yours, the one and only Bruce Forsyth. Thank you for the memories.'
It's the sixth time the long-running BBC dancing show has picked up the NTA gong, having previously won in 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, and 2008.
Returning host Dermot O'Leary fronted the National Television Awards that were broadcast live on ITV from London's O2 Arena.
Former Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo replaced Scarlett Moffatt as backstage host for 2018, after stealing her crown as queen of the jungle on I'm A Celebrity 2017.
Smiling: Her perfectly bronzed skin offset her dark ensemble, while her mascara and smokey eye create a dramatic effect while amplifying her stunning facial features
Ecstatic: Her trademark blonde tresses were pulled into a sophisticated low ponytail, with layers of tresses framing her face
Jubilant: Tess leapt out of her seat during the ceremony once Strictly was announced a winner
Remembrance: It was a poignant evening for Tess, who paid tribute to her late Strictly Come Dancing co-host, Bruce Forsyth, as the BBC One competition picked up Best Talent Show on the evening
Hear the applause: Flanked by Strictly judge Shirley Ballas and recent ballroom contestants, Tess raised her award as she paid tribute to her late co-host
The presenting gig helped launch Scarlett's TV career in 2017, as she went onto front the revamped Streetmate dating show, as well as landing a gig on Saturday Night Takeaway.
Meanwhile, Love Island stars Kem Cetinay and Chris Hughes hosted the glittering red carpet and entertained fans with an amusing video that aired out mid-show.
TV double act Ant & Dec were the superstars of the night, sweeping the board with four gongs. They took home the TV Presenter prize for a record-breaking 17th time, beating the likes of their good friends Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and Bradley Walsh.
Beaming with pride: Tess, joined by season 15 dancers Mollie King and Ruth Langsford, remarked in her speech: 'The viewers mean so much to us, if we didn't have you we wouldn't have Strictly, this is for you'
Top team: Tess added: 'Last, but not least, I would like to dedicate this award to my friend and yours, the one and only Bruce Forsyth. Thank you for the memories'
Having endured a turbulent year when it comes to his personal life, Ant reflected on his troubling time of late on accepting the honour, as he told the crowd and viewers at home: 'Thank you, I’m shaking… It’s been quite a year, a tough 12 months, so winning this really means a lot, to my family and friends, some of who are here tonight, thanks very much, and to this man, I love you thank you.'
Despite each losing out on the TV Presenter award, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield enjoyed success, as This Morning bagged the Daytime prize once again, beating the likes of The Chase, The Jeremy Kyle Show and Loose Women.
Thrilled with the gong, Phil gushed: 'We love getting up very very early in the mornings even when it is cold and dark, so we can work on a show that we are so proud of and I can work with someone who I absolutely adore.'
Holly made sure to add: 'I am lucky to work with not only one of my best friends and one of the best teams in the business... you are the best, we love you!'
Proud moment: Tess help up the trophy for best talent contest after dedicating the award to her late co-host
Cheerful: Tess carried the trophy with pride - with the show picking up the award for the sixth time
NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS 2018 - WHO WON WHAT?
BRUCE FORSYTH ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - WINNER
The Graham Norton Show
All Round To Mrs Brown's
Great British Bake Off
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here - WINNER
Line Of Duty
Broadchurch - WINNER
Little Boy Blue
Emmerdale - WINNER
Tom Hardy (Tabboo)
David Tennant (Broadchurch)
Sheridan Smith (Moorside)
Jenna Coleman (Victoria)
Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster) - WINNER
Ant & Dec - WINNER
Still Open All Hours
The Big Bang Theory
Peter Kay's Car Share - WINNER
Strictly Come Dancing - WINNER
Britain's Got Talent
The Voice UK
The X Factor
Danny Walters (Keanu, EastEnders) - WINNER
Ned Porteous (Tom, Emmerdale)
Nathan Morris (Milo, Hollyoaks)
Rob Mallard (Daniel, Coronation Street)
SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE
Barbara Knox (Rita)
Lucy Fallon (Bethany) - WINNER
Danny Miller (Aaron)
Lacey Turner (Stacey)
This Morning - WINNER
The Jeremy Kyle Show
David Walliams - WINNER
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs - WINNER
Blue Planet 2 - WINNER
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