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National Television Awards 2020 as it happened: red carpet and biggest moments

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Published: Tuesday, 28th January 2020 at 10:06 pm

Tonight (Tuesday, 28th January) marks the 25th annual National Television Awards, with the great and good of British TV coming together to celebrate and hopefully pick up a gong or two.There are plenty of exceptional nominees: from Ant & Dec – 18-time winners of the best TV Presenter gong – and Killing Eve sensation Jodie Comer to Sir Tom Jones (The Voice UK) and the cast of Netflix's Sex Education.


But who will come out on top on the night? Stick with as we bring you all the highlights LIVE – from red carpet arrivals to all the big wins, most memorable on-stage moments and possibly even one or two slip-ups!


And that's your lot for another year!

You can read our complete winners' list here – stay tuned to for much more exclusive content and star interviews from the National Television Awards 2020!


Strictly Come Dancing picks up the final award of the evening, being named best Talent Show over its competitors Dancing On Ice, The Voice UK and Britain's Got Talent.

On stage, Tess Daly speaks fondly of her former co-host, the late Bruce Forsyth. "Bruce is never far from our thoughts," she says, calling him an "absolute legend in the world of showbusiness".


An incredible fourth year running for Emmerdale, which is named best Serial Drama again – the last time another soap won was in 2006, when EastEnders came out on top.


The lads are in the winners' room! Ant & Dec revelling in tonight's big wins...



It's a double win for Peaky Blinders, as Cillian Murphy wins the award for best Drama Performance over Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Suranne Jones (Gentlemen Jack), Michael Stevenson (Casualty) and Idris Elba (Luther).


Another gong for Ant & Dec! The Chase, The Graham Norton Show and RuPaul's Drag Race UK lose out to I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here, which is this year's winner of The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award.

Ant & Dec dedicate the win to the people of Australia, remarking on the ongoing bushfire crisis.


The legendary Sir Michael Palin is the deserving recipient of this year's Special Recognition Award, with the likes of John Cleese, Paul Merton, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Mackenzie Crook paying tribute.

He received a standing ovation as he took to the stage at London's O2, dedicating his award to his friend and Monty Python colleague Terry Jones, who passed away last week.



ACTUAL DAVID SCHWIMMER is in the winners' room. It's Ross! We are freaking out...



Peter Ash (Paul Foreman, Coronation Street) wins the soap Newcomer award, seeing off competition from Imran Adams (Hollyoaks), Jurell Carter (Emmerdale) and Max Bowden (EastEnders).


Ant and Dec have won the TV Presenter award – again! That's an incredible 19(!) wins on the trot. Bad luck Holly Willoughby, Bradley Walsh, Graham Norton and Phillip Schofield.


Chernobyl is named best New Drama, triumphing over Cleaning Up, Gentleman Jack, A Confession and The Capture.

HBO's critically-acclaimed Chernobyl
HBO's critically-acclaimed Chernobyl


David Walliams – sans trousers – accepts the award for best TV Judge, thanking... himself... in his speech. He beat his fellow BGT judge Simon Cow


David Walliams – sans trousers – accepts the award for best TV Judge, thanking... himself... in his speech. He beat his fellow BGT judge Simon Cowell, of The Voice UK and The Voice Kids, Ru Paul from Drag Race UK and Sir Tom Jones of The UK.


This Morning is the winner in the Live Magazine Category, with the current hosts – Phil, Holly, Eamonn and Ruth – accepting the trophy from show legends Richard and Judy! The show beat Loose Women, Good Morning Britain and Sunday Brunch to come out on top.


Gavin & Stacey is the winner of the special Image award – tidy! "It was a risk bringing this show back after 10 years," says Ruth Jones, calling the BBC "the best public broadcaster in the world".

No word on more episodes though... d'oh!


Who's next in the Radio Times interview booth? It's Alan Carr!

Alan Carr NTAs


Katie McGlynn (Coronation Street) wins Best Serial Drama Performance, beating Danny Dyer (EastEnders), Danny Miller (Emmerdale) and Gregory Finnegan (Hollyoaks).


Here we are speaking to Jesy Nelson about her fantastic documentary Odd One Out – see her interview on soon!



Mrs Brown's Boys wins the Comedy category beating Derry Girls, Fleabag, After Life and Sex Education – sure to be a controversial winner!


Here's Bake Off's Paul Hollywood chatting exclusively to backstage!

Paul Hollywood NTAs


Peaky Blinders is named Best Drama, winning out over Killing Eve, Casualty, Call the Midwife and Line of Duty at this evening’s awards.


Jesy Nelson: 'Odd One Out' wins in the Factual category, beating Ambulance, Gordon, Gino & Fred: Road Trip, Gogglebox and Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs.


Bake Off has triumphed in the Challenge Show category, beating The Circle, Love Island, The Apprentice and Masterchef!


And we're off – we're backstage in the winners' room waiting for the stars to start piling in!

NTAs winners room


Our winners' list is live now and will be updated as the lucky few are announced throughout the night!


The queens of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK working the red carpet!

Drag Race UK - NTAs


John Barrowman heading our way on the red carpet – fabuloooous! Read his exclusive quotes on another possible Doctor Who comeback soon on

John Barrowman - NTAs red carpet


Which of the soaps do you think will come out on top tonight? The stars of Corrie (via tube!), EastEnders and Hollyoaks are on their way...


Thomas Skinner will be representing this year's series of The Apprentice, competing in the Challenge Show category. Bosh!


Looks like Line of Duty's Martin Compston will be missing out on all the fun tonight, but is wishing his colleagues at AC-12 well...



The anticipation is already building... here's how North Greenwich – the nearest tube station to the NTAs' venue, the O2 Arena – marked tonight's festivities:


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