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National Television Awards 2023: This Morning fails to pick up NTA following scandals

See the best moments from the National Television Awards 2023!

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Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
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And that's it!

That concludes HELLO!'s coverage of the NTAs, thank you for joining us! We'll see you soon for more coverage on major events.

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Final awards handed out with Amy Dowden joining castmates on stage

As the event neared its end, Michelle Keegan came on stage to present Best New Drama, which was won by Wednesday. Moosa Mostafa picked up the award for his cast mates who couldn't join because of ongoing strikes and he highlighted how "nuts" the situation was for him, given that he returns to school in just two days.

Andrew Ridgeley was next on to present Best Talent Show, and after calling it his "favourite" it was Strictly Come Dancing that picked up the award with new It Takes Two host Fleur East who picked up the award, praising Tess Daly, Claudia Winkleman, the dancers and judges. Fleur also praised Amy who joined her castmates on stage.

Presenting the final award was astronaut Tim Peake, and it was EastEnders who took home the final award of the night.

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Strictly won Best Talent Show
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This Morning fails to pick up NTA following scandals

There was no one better than Siobhán McSweeney to present Best Comedy and it was Young Sheldon that took home the gong. However, due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strikes, the stars were unable to attend to pick up the award.

Roman Kemp and Jermaine Jenas were on hand to present Best Daytime Show, and despite several years of dominance This Morning failed to pick up the gong, with the award instead going to the highly emotional The Repair Shop. It's been a tough year for the show, with 'Queuegate' and the well-publicised departure of Phillip Schofield after he admitted to an "inappropriate relationship" with a younger member of staff.

Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond on This Morning© ITV
This Morning didn't pick up an NTA

 

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Sarah Lancashire left stunned following major honour

To calls of 'Gandalf', legendary actor Sir Ian McKellen came on to present the Special Recognition Award and after a gushing speech, he revealed that Sarah Lancashire had picked up the special honour, and she was left stunned as a video played where she was praised by Dawn French, Nicola Walker, James Norton, Nina Sosanya for all of her legendary roles.

Giving a speech, Sarah was left in tears as she referenced the "lovely things" said in the video about her. "I have been so very fortunate to spend my working life doing a job that I love," she shared. Sarah went on to thank her husband, children, friends and her agent, alongside audience members who have watched her in shows from Happy Valley to Everybody's Talking About Jamie.

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Sarah Lancashire was recognised for her acting ability

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Bobby Brazier wins Rising Star award

Next up, was Rising Star, presented by Maya Jama and Leonie Adamson, and EastEnders star Bobby Brazier, who is the son of the late Jade Goody, was announced as the winner. Picking up his first NTA, the star said the award had "little" bto do with him, but "everything to do" with his dad, Jeff Brazier.

Kate Garraway was next up for a very touching award for Best Authored Documentary, which she noted "can touch hearts and change lives for the better" and she praised all of the nominees for "bravery" in sharing their stories. The award when to Lewis Capaldi: How I'm Feeling Now where he gave a pre-recorded speech, thanking people for voting and watching the documentary.

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Bobby won his first NTA
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Paul O'Grady wins posthumous award

Davina McCall came out to announce Best Factual Programme, but decided to have a little boogie on stage, but almost suffered a wardrobe malfunction. Back in 2000, when presenter an award, Richard & Judy star Judy Finnigan accidentally revealed her bra as her dress fell down, and Davina joked she nearly recreated the moment.

It was a touching moment when Davina shared that the late Paul O'Grady had won the award with his show For the Love of Dogs. But with a playful pup on the stage, the speech was interrupted by plenty of barking.

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Paul won a posthumous NTA
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Ant & Dec continue making history following 22nd win

Following a stunning musical interlude from Cian Ducrot, Eurovision legend Sam Ryder came onstage to present Best TV Presenter, and Ant & Dec won for the 22nd time continuing their record-breaking streak. The pair thanked all of the shows and their crew they were able to work with, and the pair pledged to be back on screens "very soon".

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The pair continue to make history
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Show pays heartbreaking tribute to Paul O'Grady

Paul O'Grady made a massive impact on the NTAs winning several awards for The Paul O'Grady Show and For The Love of Dogs. In a touching tribute to the comedian, who sadly passed away earlier in the year, highlights of his shows were shown, including his drag persona Lily Savage, and a moving interview where he appeared to be close to tears following his win for Special Recognition Award at the ceremony in 2018.

Paul O'Grady cuddles Newfoundland, Peggy, on For the Love of Dogs. © ITV
Paul passed away earlier this year
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Sarah Lancashire wins big!

Fresh off her appearance on the red carpet, Vicky McClure highlighted the need to find a cure for dementia, following a touching performance from Our Dementia Choir. The star then announced the winner of Best Drama Performance as Sarah Lancashire from Happy Valley, picking up her second award of the night. In her speech, the actress said she had "adored every scene, every moment of Happy Valley" and praised the "brilliant people" she worked with on the show.

She also dedicated part of her speech to show creator and writer Sally Wainwright, saying any actor would be "lucky" to have Sally write for them.

Mo Gilligan and Jill Scott were next up for Best Game Quiz Show and The 1% Club took home the gong, with host Lee Mack accepting the award. The star made a risque joke about the shape of the award before praising his son, who appeared to be embarrassed by the mention, shaking his head on camera.

Sarah Lancashire with other members of Happy Valley© David M. Benett
Sarah took home two awards
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The Graham Norton Show beats out Piers Morgan for Best TV Interview

Following a touching tribute to the late Michael Parkinson, Clive Myrie handed out a new award for Best TV Interview, an entirely new award. The Graham Norton Show was announced as the winner, but with Graham in America, the star was unable to pick up the word in person.

And fresh off her return to Albert Square, Michelle Collins handed out the Best Serial Drama Performance, with Danielle Harold taking home the gong following her heartbreaking portrayal of Lola Pearce in EastEnders as the character passed away from cancer. The actress was in tears as she called her win the "biggest, biggest shock" before dedicating her win to The Brain Tumour Trust.

Piers Morgan in a tuxedo© David Fisher/Shutterstock for NTA
Piers didn't take home an award
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The Traitors becomes first show to win new award

The awards keep rolling in. Lenny was on hand to present Best Returning Drama, with nominations including Happy Valley, Call the Midwife, Stranger Things and Vera. And to much applause Happy Valley took home the gong! Addressing their win, a member of the team said they were "overwhelmed with the reception".

Meanwhile, there was a new award for Best Reality Competition, which was one by the surprise hit of last year, The Traitors with Wilf joking about being "murdered" when he was handed a letter.


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And we're underway

The ceremony has begun and the first award has been handed out. Winning the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award was won by the Gogglebox stars. Speaking after the award, Lee joked that they weren't expecting to beat Ant & Dec, poking fun at the two star presenters. Lee and Jenny dedicated part of their speech to the Gogglebox stars who have sadly passed on, saying they were always in "their thoughts".

Cast of Gogglebox on NTAs stage© James Veysey/Shutterstock for NTA
Gogglebox won a major award
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Mark and Michelle hit the red carpet

Fresh from completing their dream home, Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan have stepped onto the red carpet and they're exuding glamour. Mark looked super suave in his stylish tuxedo, while Michelle shimmered in a glitzy two-piece covered in sequins.

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright at the NTAs© David M. Benett
Michelle and Mark looked so in love on the red carpet
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Alex Jones is an angel in white

Alex Jones was fully prepared to steal the show as she showed up to the NTAs in style! The One Show might not be up for any awards, but Alex still looked radiant in her delightful white mini dress that carried a unique bird motif on her shoulder. Her pose in the photo below really emphasises her fluffed-out sleeves.

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We're in love with Alex's look!
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Vicky McClure steps out

Line of Duty favourite Vicky McClure might not be up for an award this year, but she still stunned in an eye-catching black gown. The outing is her first appearance since the actress revealed that she got married last week and she proudly showed off her dazzling new ring. See it in the photo below!

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Vicky put on a serious look following her wedding
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Alison Hammond's bold look

Alison Hammond, who as we mentioned is up for an NTA, has arrived on the red carpet looking as glam as possible. The This Morning presenter rocked a lavish black gown and took photos with friends ahead of the big ceremony.

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Alison's look was out of this world!
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Amy Dowden's princess moment

Amy Dowden had a complete princess moment as she arrived on the red carpet in the most stunning frilled gown. The professional dancer looked absolutely radiant as she smiled for cameras. Earlier in the year in an exclusive interview with HELLO! the star revealed that she had breast cancer. 

Last week, she shared that she had contracted sepsis following her first round of chemotherapy back in August, but she was thankfully stabilized by doctors.

Amy sadly won't be dancing on this series of Strictly Come Dancing, but she's hoping to be present in other ways.

Amy Dowden in pink princess bardot dress at National Television Awards 2023 © Getty
Amy looked radiant as she arrived on the red carpet
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Our lady in red!

Susanna Reid has certainly glammed up for her appearance at the NTAs. Sharing a snap on Instagram, the Good Morning Britain host looked sensational in a gorgeous red gown. We can't wait to see it in full when she gets to the red carpet!

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Susanna stunned in red
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Holly stuns in lavender

Holly Willoughby has shared the glamorous gown that she will be wearing for tonight's show and she is looking lovely in lavender. The This Morning star isn't up for an individual award, but will be hoping to be part of the team that takes home Best Daytime Show. Meanwhile, her This Morning co-star Alison Hammond has been nominated for Best Presenter.

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Welcome to the National Television Awards!

Good evening and welcome to HELLO!'s coverage of the National Television Awards. Our glamorous stars will soon be arriving for the red carpet, and we can't wait to see what outfits they're in. Keep coming back to the HELLO! website to see the best looks and everything that goes down on the night!

Several cast and crew of This Morning at the NTAs© Karwai Tang
This Morning won big at the NTAs last year, will it do the same again this time?
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