'I was completely naive to what it was': Devastated Amber Davies assures fans she 'would never take drugs'... as she defends herself after sharing snap of 'suspicious white powder' at NTAs
Love Island's Amber Davies has released a statement defending herself, after sharing and swiftly deleting a compromising social media snap on Tuesday night.
The 21-year-old had posted a mirror selfie after the National Television Awards on Instagram - with a bank card, a rolled up note and what appeared to be a line of suspicious white powder, visible in front of her.
However the reality star has now revealed she was 'completely naive' to what was on the table before her, and assured fans she 'has never and would never take drugs', in a statement to MailOnline.
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'I was completely naive to what it was': Amber Davies has defended herself after sharing a snap of a 'rolled up note and suspicious white powder' after the NTAs on Tuesday night
In a statement given on Wednesday night, Amber explained she had been in someone else's hotel room, and is 'devastated' at what the situation looks like.
It read: 'There have been a lot of stories around this afternoon and I just want to set the record straight.
'Last night I went back to someone else's hotel room with a dozen other people and took a selfie in front of a mirror.
'I was completely naive to what was lying on the table in front of me. I don't know for sure what it was, but I do know what it looks like, and I am devastated.'
Speaking out: The reality star revealed she was in someone else's hotel room, and assured fans she 'has never and would never take drugs', when so many people 'look up to her'
She went on to assure fans she would never get involved in such behaviour as a role model to so many, adding: 'I have never and would never take drugs, or knowingly be around people who do. That is not who I am.
'I'm fully aware that my supporters look up to me, and the last thing I want is for people to think this is the type of thing I'd do.'
Amber shared the snap shortly after the NTAs at London's O2 Arena, and posed in her glamorous sequin jumpsuit for fans.
A source told MailOnline after the image was deleted: 'This was not Amber's room. She went back with some friends to their hotel room after the event, before returning home.'
Stepping out in style: Amber, left and her best friend Olivia Attwood, (right) arrived in style at the National Television Awards, held at London's O2 Arena
It was no doubt a tense night for the Love Island star as she has recently split from her boyfriend Kem Cetinay, who arrived separately to her.
She appeared on the red carpet hours before the photo was taken in her glittering ensemble, teaming her dress with a pair of vertiginous black heels.
With her raven locks falling beyond her shoulders in a series of perfectly-coiffed corkscrew curls, the newly-single Love Island winner - who announced her split from Kem in December - also displayed some sideboob in the halterneck number.
Amber opted to largely forgo jewellery, but opted for a bold palette of makeup.
Making an entrance: Amber displayed her sartorial best for the glittering gala just hours before the photo was taken in the hotel
Bold display: The newly-single Love Island winner - who announced her split from Kem Cetinay in December - displayed some sideboob in the halterneck number
While she has said she's hopeful of a reconciliation with her former flame, Dancing On Ice star Kem told MailOnline they won't reunite.
He said: 'If I'm brutally honest, I'm pretty happy where I am at the moment. I'm happy being single... and I'm really happy with how things are going.'
His comments would have probably come as a blow to Amber, as just hours earlier, the starlet had appeared on ITV's Lorraine and revealed she isn't ruling out a reunion with Kem.
She was on the show to talk about doing Dry January, as she has committed to ditching alcohol for one month.
Probed on whether there was 'unfinished business' between the pair, Amber had looked a little awkward before replying: 'Yeah... potentially.'
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
Meanwhile, Amber's friend and former Love Island star Olivia swept her way down the expansive red carpet in an off-shoulder lacy blue gown - which featured a daring thigh-high slit - ahead of Amber. With dazzling drop earrings further lighting up her look, the reality TV stunner highlighted her natural beauty with a generous application of deep-hued makeup.
Kem and Olivia's boyfriend 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 three 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.
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.'
Dec added: ' Possibly this year more than any other, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.'
The presenters enjoyed another successful win for I'm A Celebrity, that was honoured with the Challenge Show award, and Ant and Dec found themselves the winners of the first Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award with their show Saturday Night Takeaway.
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.
Close bond: Chris was joined on the red carpet by his pal and Love Island co-star and Amber's ex boyfriend Kem Cetinay
Brace yourself! Kem also looked dapper for the event, adding braces to his smart black tuxedo
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 Daly, 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.'
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.
Delightful: Montana Brown was a vision as she arrived at the awards ceremony in a figure-hugging white gown, which featured a short train
Cut it out: The reality star's shimmering long-sleeved number also boasted a a trio of cut-outs
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!'
While Broadchurch triumphed in the Crime Drama category, Doctor Foster took home the award for Best Drama presented by Stranger Things stars Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton.
Suranne Jones, who plays the role of Dr Gemma Foster, also came up trumps in the Drama Performance category for her role in the series. 'What a night, we are so thrilled,' she gushed.
Coordinated: Leading the Love Island couples were Gabby Allen and her boyfriend Marcel Somerville, stepped out together in black ensembles
Simon Cowell, meanwhile, found himself with two nods in the Talent Show category, with both Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor nominated for the prize. They will battle it out against Strictly Come Dancing and The Voice UK - following its channel move to ITV from the BBC.
But he found himself coming up short, as David Walliams beat him for the second year running in the TV Judge category, while Strictly Come Dancing took home the gong for Talent Show.
'The viewers mean so much to us, if we didn't have you we wouldn't have Strictly, this is for you,' Tess Daly said on accepting the prize.
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.
Sizzling: Gabby sizzled in her figure-hugging black gown as she posed on the red carpet
Stylish: Meanwhile, Jamie Jewitt and Camilla Thurlow looked stylishly in sync as they arrived
Gown: Camilla turned heads in a layered grey dress, which boasted a deeply plunging neckline
Sir David Attenborough and veteran entertainment star Paul O'Grady were both honoured at the awards with special honours.
Sir David scooped up the Impact Award for his work on BBC series Blue Planet 2. Speaking of the show, he said: 'It was my job, my privilege to provide the words for that series, you know and I know that what countered in that series is the pictures, the pictures were created by the camera men and women who dived into the ocean to get it, who spent three/four years in doing so.
'They raise the issue that is of great importance not only in this country but worldwide. If our television programmes have helped stir the conscious of people around the world then all of us will be very pleased.'
Paul, meanwhile, was honoured with the Special Recognition award for his work with Battersea Cats & Dogs home on his series Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs.
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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