Small screen stars win big! Lucy Fallon bursts into tears as she scoops Best Serial Drama Performance and Tess Daly pays tribute to the late Bruce Forsyth at emotional National Television Awards
With emotions running high as the celebrities learned their fate on the night, it was Lucy Fallon who provided a memorable moment from the proceedings as she broke down in tears whilst picking up a gong for Best Serial Drama performance for her role as Bethany Platt in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.
Also leaving victorious on the evening, were the likes of Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo who was on hand as I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! won for Best Challenge Show, whilst Scarlett Moffatt joined Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly to collect The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award for their work on Saturday Night Takeaway.
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Tearful: It was an emotional night for the stars of the small screen at the glitzy National Television Awards at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday night, with the likes of (L-R) Lucy Fallon, Scarlett Moffatt and Georgia Toffolo welling up on stage
Lucy was crying as she accepted the award for Best Serial Drama, the 22-year-old actress admitted: 'I don’t think I’m going to be able to speak sense… thank you so much. My family, my mum, my dad, my boyfriend Tom, thank you so much!'
Lucy was recently involved in a distressing Coronation Street storyline that saw her character Bethany Platt be groomed by Nathan Curtis.
Another poignant moment came as Tess Daly 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.
Taking to the stage: Also accepting awards on the night were Tess Daly (left) who won with Strictly Come Dancing for Best Talent Show and Suranne Jones who picked up Best Drama performance for her role in Doctor Foster
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.
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
Seal gave a touching performance of I've Got You Under My Skin ahead of the prize being awarded, while Bruce's widow Wilnelia took to the stage to present the award.
Making the likes 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.'
Another worthy winner on the night was Suranne Jones, who picked up Best Drama for Doctor Foster.
Taking to the prestigious stage to collect her gong, Suranne gushed about the much-talked about intense drama series, telling the crowd that the latest season was a 'risk' but that they 'didn't want to disappoint' the loyal viewers.
She said: 'It was a risk to make the second series because you loved the first so much because we didn’t want to disappoint you, so it means so much that you enjoyed it’
Suranne was up against fierce competition from Tom Hardy, David Tennant and Sheridan Smith.
Elsewhere in the show, Ant McPartlin brushed his divorce woes aside - when he scooped the Best Challenge Show gong, Bruce Forsyth award and Best Presenter alongside his sidekick, Declan Donnelly.
Taking to the stage alongside Dec to pick up Best Presenter for a record-breaking 17th year in a row, the 42-year-old presenter seemed in good spirits as he brandished his award in the air.
Looking emotional as he thanked fans for the honour, the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here host reflected on the previous year, which saw him enter rehab for an addiction to painkillers and announce his divorce from wife of 11 years, Lisa Armstrong.
After receiving the award from head Strictly Come Dancing judge, Shirley Ballas, he told the crowd: '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.'
Ant also had some special words for his presenting partner Dec, as he told him: 'To this man, I love you thank you,' as Dec added: 'Possibly this year more than any other, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.'
Earlier in the night, the pair won Best Challenge Show for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award for Saturday Night Takeaway.
Success! Lucy Fallon picked up a gong for Best Serial Drama performance for her role as Bethany Platt in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street and she was left in tears as she accepted the gong
Distressed: Lucy was crying as she accepted the award for Best Serial Drama, the 22-year-old actress admitted: 'I don’t think I’m going to be able to speak sense… thank you so much. My family, my mum, my dad, my boyfriend Tom, thank you so much!'
Taking to the stage after he won Best Challenge Show, Ant said: 'Thank you, thank you very much. We love making I’m A Celebrity, thank you for loving it too. We want to make it forever.'
Dec added: 'Thank you to everyone that took the time to vote for us, for ITV for their continued support and the biggest thanks to the class of 2017.'
The pair were equally as humbled as they picked up the Bruce Forsyth Award, which was presented by his widow, Wilnelia.
Ant said: 'Thank you very much, it’s an honour to pick this award up and we started filming Saturday Night Takeaway today and we filmed a tribute to Bruce so this is very apt.'
Speaking backstage, he added: 'It was really quite emotional I have to say, to get it and see his name on there and to get it of Wilnelia as well, it was such an honour'.
Terrific trio: Scarlett looked radiant in a red bardot dress as she joined Ant and Dec to pick up their gong for Saturday Night Takeaway, with the group leaving the stage arm in arm
Laughing away: Before accepting their award, the group seemed in excellent spirits as they settled down to watch the show
Earlier in the ceremony, This Morning scooped Best Daytime Show, with Holly Willoughby gushing: 'Oh my goodness me, thank you so much!'
Phillip Schofield added: '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.
'I am lucky to work with not only one of my best friends and one of the best teams in the business – Bradley Walsh you devil – he is taking over as our new doctor – if anyone has an issue come and speak to Doctor Brad'.
Holly also gave a shout out to Eamonn Holmes, who was forced to miss the ceremony as he revealed that he's currently on his sick bed. Holly said: 'Eamonn and Ruth who hold the fort on a Friday – get well soon… you are the best, we love you!'
We did it! The I'm A Celebrity cast later picked up their award for Best Challenge Show with Queen Of The Jungle Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo posing front and centre with her award
Dazzling: Jungle Queen Toff was on hand as the team picked up an award for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
All smiles: Toff seemed in excellent spirits as she accepted the award alongside Ant McPartlin
Pleased: Toff flashed a giant grin as she helped with the acceptance speeches on the night
The first winner on the night was Gogglebox, who picked up Best Factual Entertainment show for the fourth year in a row. In an emotional acceptance speech, the group said it was a fitting tribute to one of the show's stars Leon Bernicoff who passed away last month.
David Walliams picked up Best TV Judge and couldn't resist taking a cheeky dig at Simon Cowell as he reasoned: 'All he does is judge, he can’t dance or tell jokes, he just sits there and says no to everyone, Simon if you’re watching at home it's ten past eight you probably haven’t got up yet, I have a message for you (blows raspberries)'
Best Crime Drama went to Broadchurch, whilst the Impact Award was given to Blue Planet 2, with David Attenborough announcing: '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.
Leading lady: Suranne looked delighted as she picked up the award for Best Drama Performance
Gleeful: The actress was positively giddy as she thanked the audience for her award, won for her role in Doctor Foster
He added: '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.'
Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo and Stanley Johnson presented the Best Newcomer Award to EastEnders star Danny Walters, whilst Peter Kay was not available to collect his gong for Best Comedy with his show Peter Kay's Car Share.
Paul O'Grady, 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.
Here's to Bruce: Another poignant moment came as Tess Daly 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
Strictly stars: (L to R) Chizzy Akudolu, Shirley Ballas, Tess Daly, Ruth Langsford and Mollie King, accepted the Best Talent Show award for Strictly Come Dancing - which they all took part in this year
Tribute: Tess had paid tribute to Bruce Forsyth, who also had an award named after him on the night
Elsewhere in the show, Ant and Dec were nearly overshadowed, as whilst in the process of receiving the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award a disruptive individual burst suddenly onstage, with a piece of paper in hand.
However, host Dermot O'Leary was quick to come to the rescue and immediately escorted the man out, in order for the ceremony at London's O2 Arena could proceed.
Bruce's late wife Wilnelia had been presenting the award, given in her husband's honour, when the incident took place.
As she prepared to announce Ant and Dec as winners, a man clad in jeans and a bandana ran onstage, with a piece of paper in hand.
However the intruder did not get too far as host Dermot immediately blocked him from the microphone. Clearly bewildered, the meddler began to protest and talk fiercely at Dermot, before he was swiftly removed backstage.
Grateful: Elsewhere in the show, This Morning scooped Best Daytime Show, with Holly Willoughby gushing: 'Oh my goodness me, thank you so much!' Phillip Schofield added: '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'
Fantastic four: The This Morning stars Alison Hammond, Ruth Langsford, Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby posed with their award as they headed backstage after their big win
It is not known who the individual was, but his T-shirt appeared to be emblazoned with the word 'activism' on the front.
It also remains unclear whether the incident was aired during ITV's live broadcast of the awards, which began at 7:30pm. MailOnline have contacted ITV for further comment. It didn't stop the proceedings for long, as Ant was soon on the stage and making his emotional acceptance speech.
Whilst Ant's career successes are unparalleled, in private he is moving on from the breakdown of his marriage to Lisa.
His outing comes amid claims Lisa is staying in a friend's spare room, having left their marital home to 'come to term' with her heartbreaking split.
Ant, meanwhile, has thrown himself into yet more work this week after auditions resumed for Britain's Got Talent, and he was even seen on a photoshoot on Friday.
Winner: Elsewhere in the show, Ant McPartlin brushed his divorce woes aside - when he scooped the Best Challenge Show gong, Bruce Forsyth award and Best Presenter alongside his sidekick, Declan Donnelly
Chirpy: Taking to the stage alongside Declan Donnelly to pick up Best Presenter for a record-breaking 17th year in a row, the 42-year-old presenter seemed in good spirits as he brandished his award in the air
Double trouble: Ant scooped the the Best Challenge Show gong and Bruce Forsyth award alongside his presenting partner, Declan Donnelly
Emotional: Ant seemed overwhelmed after accepting the award as he paraded the gong in the winner's room
Cha-cha charming! Strictly Come Dancing head judge danced her way onto the stage to present Best Presenter
According to The Mirror, the 41 year-old has taken up residence with good pal Clare Buckfield - who previously dated Ant's best friend and double act partner Declan Donnelly.
According to a close friend, Lisa - who supposedly heading to Paris to work on an upcoming fashion show - is a 'strong independent woman' but she 'has told those closest to her she needs a fresh start.'
Lisa reportedly wanted her 'own space' to try and be as normal possible during the next phase in her relationship with Ant.
The source continued: 'Lisa is a survivor and has been through a lot – and she has no intention of acting any differently now.
'Some friends invited Lisa to stay and have been cheering her up, they have been a real support. While Lisa is going through so much right now she hasn't lost her humour, they have been keeping her in good spirits.'
Storming the stage: Elsewhere in the show, Ant and Dec were nearly overshadowed, as whilst in the process of receiving the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award a disruptive individual burst suddenly onstage, with a piece of paper in hand
Stopped in his tracks: The intruder did not get too far as host Dermot immediately blocked him from the microphone. Clearly bewildered, the meddler began to protest and talk fiercely at Dermot, before he was swiftly removed backstage
Ant and Lisa announced their plans to divorce on January 13, with Ant's spokesman confirming the news to MailOnline:
'In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin.
'Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families. No further statement will be made.'
Ant and Lisa's divorce could reportedly cost the ITV star, whose net worth is estimated at £62million, a grand total of £31million.
Here come the boys: (L-R) Danny Walters picked up Best Newcomer, whilst David Attenborough scooped the Impact Award with Blue Planet II, whilst David Walliams also took to the stage as he bagged an award for TV Judge
Out and about: Ant's outing came after her revealed he is filing for divorce from his wife of 11 years, Lisa Armstrong
Throwback: Ant had attended the 2016 National Television Awards with wife Lisa, whilst Dec had arrived on the arm of his wife Ali Astall
Meanwhile, on the red carpet at the National Television Awards, style queen Holly Willoughby proved her famously fashionable flair in a stunning pleated Grecian gown, while Queen of the Jungle Georgia Toffolo and Rochelle Humes dazzled in equally elegant pastel looks.
Holly, who is known for her daily fashion displays on ITV's This Morning, proved her show-stopping sense of style once again as she hit the carpet in a pastel coloured Grecian gown.
The dress, formed of gorgeous yellow and blue pleats, pulled into a feminine one-shouldered neckline, before cinching in at her slim waist and cascading into a full tulle skirt to the floor.
Keeping things simple but chic, she accessorised with simple white heeled sandals, and left her hair in loose waves and make-up natural - to display her striking natural beauty to all.
First beaming for cameras alone, the blonde then joined beloved co-host Phillip Schofield on the carpet, who looked typically smart in a slick black suit.
Glamorous: Meanwhile, on the red carpet it was Holly Willoughby, Georgia Toffolo and Rochelle Humes led the glamour in pastels on the red carpet of the National Television Awards 2018 on Tuesday night
Rochelle Humes and her husband Marvin first dazzled on the red carpet - with the former girlband star showing off her enviably leggy figure in a thigh-skimming purple dress.
The frock pulled into a chic one-shouldered style, before extending down into a glamorous train far longer than the mini dress from the statement sleeve.
Clinging to her enviably svelte frame as a mother-of-two, the dress then cut off high at her thigh to display her long and slender legs to all, as she put on a loved-up display with suited up husband Marvin on the carpet.
Maintaining the look's Grecian style, Rochelle accessorised with gold gladiator heels, which extended all the way to her knee, and left her hair in loose, soft curls, to draw attention to her radiant complexion.
Gorgeous: Holly, who is known for her daily fashion displays on ITV's This Morning, proved her show-stopping sense of style once again as she hit the carpet in a pastel coloured Grecian gown
Glamorous: The frock pulled into a chic one-shouldered style, before extending down into a glamorous train far longer than the mini dress from the statement sleeve
Georgia Toffolo, who is hosting backstage proceedings at the event, arrived next in a gorgeous pastel pink gown, complete with statement ruffled skirt.
The 23-year-old slipped her slim frame into the stunning frock, which featured a dazzling sequin strapless bodice, before expanding into the striking tiered floor-length skirt.
She swept her blonde locks into a soft half-up do, and opted for a glowing and bronzed make-up look and soft pink lip, as she posed effortlessly for cameras.
While she exuded glamour in the frock however, the famously playful reality star appeared to struggle on the carpet - and was seen grappling with her assets with laughter, as a fellow guest adjusted her dress.
Think pink: Georgia Toffolo, who is hosting backstage proceedings at the event, arrived next in a gorgeous pastel pink gown, complete with statement ruffled skirt - although she appeared to struggle with the frock on the carpet (R)
Radiant: She swept her blonde locks into a soft half-up do, and opted for a glowing and bronzed make-up look and soft pink lip, as she posed effortlessly for cameras
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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