NTA Awards 2021 winners LATEST: JLS performance raises the roof as Ant & Dec and Holly Willoughby rule star-studded bash

NTA Awards 2021 winners LATEST: JLS performance raises the roof as Ant & Dec and Holly Willoughby rule star-studded bash

ANT & DEC have won the TV Presenter NTA Award for a 20th year in a row as Kate Garraway was in tears.

The TV presenter won the Authored Documentary gong at the National Television Awards after showing the world the behind the scenes side of Derek Draper's heartbreaking coronavirus fight.

TV royalty were out in force at the O2 Arena with Holly Willoughby among the telly stars heading down the red carpet.

The This Morning presenter is up for yet more awards along with co-star Phillip Schofield in the biggest night of the year for British TV.

Read out NTAs live blog below for the latest news & updates…

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    NO DISC-O FOR INJURED EAMONN HOLMES

    The presenter was seen on the red carpet with a walking aid. He explained to PA on the red carpet: “It has been four months. It has been long, it has been slow, it has been hard. It is very painful, I have had physio again today. I have physio most days.

    “Basically, everybody gets confused about what it is. I dislodged two discs in my back, they impinged on my sciatic nerve, that killed my right leg and until I get power back in my right leg I am in trouble.

    “It’s been going on (for) four months so I hope it comes back. Still ploughing on, still doing all that.”

    Ouch.

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    ANT & (TWO) DEC-ADES

    The pair accepted their 20th gong. Ant McPartlin said: “We were talking in the car on the way here and the first year we won an NTA, Tony Blair was the prime minister and Newcastle United qualified for the Champions League. It just goes to show how long ago it was.

    “But do you know what? This one means the most. Twenty years. This is really, really special. You have no idea how special this is.”

    Declan Donnelly said: “When you get to 20, you can’t help but stop and look back at the first time we won in 2001, and so much has changed in both our lives since then but one thing that hasn’t changed is how unbelievably grateful we are that you take time year after year to watch both of us.”

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    GOGGLEBOX PAY RESPECTS TO JUNE

    Gogglebox’s Julie Malone paid tribute to the late June Bernicoff leaving fans in pieces.

    She said: “On a sadder note, we want to dedicate this award to all the people we have lost over the past 18 months, two years, Andy, Pete, Mary and everyone’s favourite grandma June.”

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    RIOR-LLY YOUNG

    Corrie’s Jude Riordan has become the youngest ever NTAs winner aged TEN.

    He couldn’t reach the mic so Joel picked him up. “Oh my word! Oh my word! This is amazing,” he said.

    Meanwhile, Love Island’s Liam and Millie thought they were back in the villa and had their own chat.

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    KATE GARRAWAY HAD THE NATION IN TEARS

    Accepting her award, she said: “Thank you so much. It was hugely brave decision of ITV to commission this they didn’t know what they were making, they didn’t know they were making a story about bereavement or about a triumph.

    “Lucy arrived at our home not knowing if she was seeing a family in grief or relief. In the end really it ended up being something between the two.”

    Fighting back tears, she continued: “Thank you so much for voting. I wonder if the reason you did because our story is your story. We have all been touched by the pandemic. Whether it’s livelihood, mental health, all the other extraordinary documentaries which have been highlighted and nominated tonight, they have also been affected by the pandemic.

    “And I want to say to all the other Darcey’s and Billy’s and Derek’s – whatever you’re going through and however you are affected, you are not forgotten.”

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    KATIE PRICE GOES FOR PONY CHIC

    They didn’t win, but they still smashed it. Plus she had the longest plait in the building.

    Speaking on the red carpet to The Sun, Katie said: “Because Harvey has done so well we are filming our second one now.

    “There has been so much support. I am so happy that people are seeing a real mother and son disability relationship. What you see is real. Harvey is a massive credit to me and I am so happy we have been nominated.”

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    RIVALRY LIVES ON

    This Morning fans claim to have spotted Ruth Langsford's "obvious disdain" for Phillip Schofield as they collected a National Television Award last night.

    The pair took to the stage along with Holly Willoughby, Eamonn Holmes and the crew to accept the gong for Best Daytime show.

    Holly and Phil thanked the audience but none of the other presenters got to speak.

    Watching at home, one viewer wrote on Twitter: "It’s quite clear that the Ruth and Phil rivalry lives on and I am THRILLED #NTAs."

    Ruth and Phil have put on a united front in the past year. They were friendly at the same event last year, and Ruth also comforted Phil following his emotional coming out speech on the This Morning sofa.

    Their rivalry dates back to 2019 when Ruth filed a complaint with ITV after being upset by Phillip cutting her off abruptly during a link with her in the Loose Women studio.

    It came amid complaints from other staff members of a toxic working environment at the channel.

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    PIERS MORGAN ‘CONGRATULATES’ ANT AND DEC

    The former GMB host mocked: “Wow! What a shock! Congrats to Ant & Dec.

    “Thoroughly deserved 20th consecutive win – the way they held those jungle contestants to account during the pandemic was absolutely brilliant.”

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    BRAVE FACE

    Kate Garraway was left in tears on Good Morning Britain today as viewers shared their own heartbreaking experiences with coronavirus after her National Television Awards win last night.

    The 54-year-old star was on the breakfast show bright and early after she broke down in tears yesterday when Finding Derek won the Authored Documentary category.

    The documentary followed Derek's gruelling battle with coronavirus, which he was hospitalised with in March 2020 before spending over a year in intensive care.

    Kate managed to put on a brave face while discussing her victory, telling co-host Martin Lewis that it was "bittersweet" as Derek was not well enough to attend the glitzy bash with her.

    But it got all too much as fans sent in messages about their own coronavirus battles, with Martin telling fans that she'd had "tears in her eyes" while off-screen.

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    KATIE PRICE MADE HER FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE CALLING THE COPS

    The 43-year-old model and activist took Harvey, 19, and her sister Sophie to the awards.

    They’ve been nominated for the Authored Documentary category thanks to their heart-wrenching programme Harvey and Me.

    An insider said: “Harvey has been incredibly excited about the ceremony and is heading down from his new college to London to attend.

    “Katie is so happy for him and can’t wait to take him and spend some quality time with him at the bash.

    “She’s so proud of him and the documentary so is really hoping they win.

    “It’s all about Harvey and devoted mum Katie wouldn’t miss it for the world.”

    The doting mum hasn’t been seen publicly after police were called to her home in Essex in the early hours of Monday morning.

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    RICKY LET’S RIP

    Ricky Gervais accepted the best comedy award for Netflix’s After Life.

    The comedian said: “I will keep it short. It’s already interminable. Thank you for Netflix for all their support and their total lack of interference. They are just the best broadcaster.

    “The amazing crew and cast, and the people at home who voted for it. Thank you so much. You are the reason I do this. The money is… You are the second.. I do it for the money and thank you…”

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    ANT & DEC'S SWIPE AT PIERS MORGAN

    Speaking in the winners' room, Ant and Dec refused to let him get to them. In fact, they made a sarcastic swipe back – and Ant said: "I don’t think we need to say anything about Piers Morgan.

    "The room said it all when his name was mentioned.” (ie: the boos).

    “It’s not about him tonight," Dec added.

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    ANT AND DEC WERE TERRIFIED

    The lads were "terrified" they would lose out on their 20th gong at the National Television Awards tonight, according to Amanda Holden.

    Three of their shows were up for silverware too: Saturday Night Takeaway, I’m A Celebrity and Britain’s Got Talent, which they front alongside judge Alesha Dixon.

    Amanda revealed: I mean, bless them. I actually spoke to them about this at David Walliams’ bash and they said they’re always ever so nervous every year. Because they feel like…"

    Co-star Jamie Theakston added: "It’s going to happen at some stage."

    "At one stage they’re not going to win it. But they’re, like, terrified," Amanda told fans.

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    KATIE PRICE BACKS KATE GARRAWAY WIN

    Pricey was spotted making heart shapes with her hands when son Harvey lost out to Kate Garraway's documentary at the NTAs.

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    NO WIN FOR CAROLINE FLACK DOC

    Gogglebox won the Factual award over the documentary about Caroline Flack, but viewers wondered how.

    Fans asked: "Why would you vote Gogglebox over Caroline Flack?"

    Another said: "I love #Gogglebox & watch it every week & usually I’m happy when it wins the Factual award at the #NTAs but I think the Caroline Flack documentary should have won this year.

    "That was such an important documentary and really showed the impact press intrusion can have on mental health."

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    GOGGLEBOX PAY RESPECTS TO JUNE

    Gogglebox's Julie Malone paid tribute to the late June Bernicoff leaving fans in pieces.

    She said: "On a sadder note, we want to dedicate this award to all the people we have lost over the past 18 months, two years, Andy, Pete, Mary and everyone's favourite grandma June."

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    MORGAN'S IN A MOOD

    Piers Morgan tweeted: "Wow! What a shock! Congrats to Ant & Dec.

    "Thoroughly deserved 20th consecutive win – the way they held those jungle contestants to account during the pandemic was absolutely brilliant #ntas."

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    TOMMY TIME

    Line of Duty's Tommy Jessop stole the show with his moves.

    Viewers tweeted: “Tommy Jessop having the time of his life up on the #NTAs stage is already a highlight of the night. Congratulations #LineOfDuty.”

    And: "Tommy is a legend!"

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    PHIL-ING THE CABINET UP WITH AWARDS

    This Morning won best daytime show. Again. Schofield handed the mic over to his “best friend” Willougby, who gushed: “We just wanted to give you a normal morning.

    "Thank you for voting it means the absolute world.”

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    BEAR-FACED WINNERS

    Bear Grylls awarded the best new drama to It’s A Sin which beat Des, Normal People and Bridgerton.

    Creator Russell T Davies dedicated it to “those we lost, those who lived, those who learned and those we loved” during the Aids crisis and recent pandemic.

     

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    GREAT NEWS FOR GBBO

    The Great British Bake Off won the best challenge show and beat favourite Love Island to the gong.

    Paul Hollywood said live from the judge’s tent: “Last year was particularly difficult but we had to do the show to put a smile on your faces.”

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    HRVY HITS THE JACKPOT

    The singer said before his opening performance: “I’m very excited. It’s a big deal. This is the NTAs. I have no idea how I landed this gig but I did.

    "It’s going to be great. It’s a good hype song to open the show with and I can’t wait.”

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    RICKY LET'S RIP

    Ricky Gervais accepted the best comedy award for Netflix’s After Life.

    The comedian said: “I will keep it short. It’s already interminable. Thank you for Netflix for all their support and their total lack of interference. They are just the best broadcaster.

    “The amazing crew and cast, and the people at home who voted for it. Thank you so much. You are the reason I do this. The money is… You are the second.. I do it for the money and thank you…”

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    ANT & (TWO) DEC-ADES

    The pair accepted their 20th gong. Ant McPartlin said: “We were talking in the car on the way here and the first year we won an NTA, Tony Blair was the prime minister and Newcastle United qualified for the Champions League. It just goes to show how long ago it was.

    “But do you know what? This one means the most. Twenty years. This is really, really special. You have no idea how special this is.”

    Declan Donnelly said: “When you get to 20, you can’t help but stop and look back at the first time we won in 2001, and so much has changed in both our lives since then but one thing that hasn’t changed is how unbelievably grateful we are that you take time year after year to watch both of us.”

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    CORRIE'S MOLLIE FIGHTS BACK THE FLOODS

    As she celebrated her amazing achievement, Mollie made a point to pay tribute to Sophie Lancaster – whose tragic true story and death inspired the storyline.

    Choking back tears, she said: "All of casting you've literally made all my dreams come true getting a part in Corrie and playing Nina, I couldn't be more grateful.

    "Obviously the storyline has been, it's been an amazing storyline to tell. I think lots of awareness has been made. I'm so grateful to be part of that.

    "We worked closely with the Sophie Lancaster charity, and Sylvia is the most inspiring woman. She's brilliant."

    She ended her speech by adding: "I just want to dedicate this award to anybody who feels like they don't fit the mould or they feel like they don't belong. You're amazing."

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