As the curtain lifted on the 2019 National Television Awards, it was not Dermot O’Leary who leapt on stage to kick off proceedings – but John Barrowman.
The I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here finalist took to the stage as Dermot was running a bit ‘late’, giving the Torchwood actor the opportunity to showcase his singing and tap-dancing skills, much to the delight of the audience at London’s O2.
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Barrowman really put on a show, regaling the crowd with some TV-based lyrics and stellar jazz hands. And it was only at the very end of the number that a grouchy Dermot appeared to wrestle back his hosting job, quipping it was “one of only two shows on ITV not hosted by Holly Willoughby”.
Suffice to say, Barrowman was a popular choice…
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And viewers were delighted to see the I’m a Celeb contestant back on screens:
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And there was one word for Mr Barrowman: in the words of Craig Revel-Horwood… “fab-u-lous”.
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