NTAs: Rebekah Vardy and I’m a Celeb pals pick up award


She spent a grueling three weeks in the Australian Jungle, surviving off rice and beans. 

But Rebekha Vardy looked worlds away from the campfire at Oz as she returned to her glamorous ways at the National Television Awards red carpet on Tuesday night. 

The WAG went without husband – footballer Jamie Vardy – for the star-studded bash, but did reunite with her I’m a Celeb campmates Vanessa White and Stanley Johnson to help pick up the gong for Best Challenge. 

Jungle stunner: Rebekha Vardy looked worlds away from the campfire at Oz as she returned to her glamorous ways at the National Television Awards red carpet on Tuesday night

Jungle stunner: Rebekha Vardy looked worlds away from the campfire at Oz as she returned to her glamorous ways at the National Television Awards red carpet on Tuesday night

Fashionista Rebekha wowed the crowd with her decadent beaded embellished peach gown, that hugged each and every curve on her voluptuous figure.

The Old Hollywood style garb boasted an array of beaded embellishments that flowed all the way down to the vintage feature train that surrounded the reality TV beauty. 

Rebekah’s sartorial elegance complemented her golden bronzed skin perfectly, as the sultry beauty threw a saucy over her shoulder. 

Time to shine: Fashionista Rebekah wowed the crowd with her decadent sequin embellished peach gown, that hugged each and every curve on her voluptuous figure

Time to shine: Fashionista Rebekah wowed the crowd with her decadent sequin embellished peach gown, that hugged each and every curve on her voluptuous figure

Her chocolate brown locks fell effortlessly down into relaxed waves, and amplified her natural beauty with layers of mascara and a peachy nude lip. 

She was in good company at the small-screen shindig, pairing up with jungle pal Vanessa White, who joined Rebekah with the vintage trend, opting for a lavish midnight blue skin-tight gown with risque sheer cut outs for an extra sexy edge. 

Her cropped raven locks sat just above her shoulders as worked the red carpet with her signature sultry pout. 

Adding a pop of colour with a rouge lip, the Saturday’s singer garnered all the attention in her sheer-get up, with showcased her leggy frame.  

Strike a pose: The Old Hollywood style garb boasted an array of beaded embellishments that flowed all the way down to the vintage feature train that surrounded the reality TV beauty

Strike a pose: The Old Hollywood style garb boasted an array of beaded embellishments that flowed all the way down to the vintage feature train that surrounded the reality TV beauty

Jungle pal: Rebekah's sartorial elegance complemented her golden bronzed skin perfectly, as the sultry beauty threw a saucy over her shoulder

Jungle pal: Rebekah’s sartorial elegance complemented her golden bronzed skin perfectly, as the sultry beauty threw a saucy over her shoulder

National Television Awards 2018 – Who were the winners? 

BRUCE FORSYTH ENTERTAINMENT AWARD 

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

CRIME DRAMA

Broadchurch

DRAMA PERFORMANCE

Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster)

COMEDY

Peter Kay’s Car Share

NEWCOMER

Danny Walters (Keanu Taylor, EastEnders)

DAYTIME

This Morning

TV JUDGE

David Walliams

CHALLENGE SHOW

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here

DRAMA

Doctor Foster

TV PRESENTER

Ant & Dec

TALENT SHOW

Strictly Come Dancing

SERIAL DRAMA

Emmerdale

SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE

Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt)

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Gogglebox 

IMPACT AWARD

Blue Planet 2

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs 

First contestant evicted from the Jungle, comedian Shappi Khorsandi didn’t disappoint with her award show garb, showing off her ample cleavage in a plunging black floor-length gown, while soap star Jennie McAlpine injected a pop of colour on the carpet in an eye-catching violet off-the-shoulder number.  

Flanked by the rest of the cast of this year’s cast of the hit ITV show, Rebekha – alongside former MP Stanley Johnson – helped pick up the award for Best Challenge. 

The jungle-based reality show fended off stiff competition from runaway summer hit Love Island, cooking show Master Chef, and the revamped Great British Bake Off. 

Glamorous Rebekah posed up a storm with the award in hand, even goofing off with politician Stanley, amusingly placing the award on his head while he spoke to the press.  

Returning host Dermot O’Leary fronted the National Television Awards that were broadcast live on ITV from London’s O2 Arena.  

Former Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo replaced Scarlett Moffatt as backstage host for 2018, after stealing her crown as queen of the jungle on I’m A Celebrity 2017.

The presenting gig helped launch Scarlett’s TV career in 2017, as she went onto front the revamped Streetmate dating show, as well as landing a gig on Saturday Night Takeaway.

Meanwhile, Love Island stars Kem Cetinay and Chris Hughes hosted the glittering red carpet and entertained fans with an amusing video that aired out mid-show.  

TV double act Ant & Dec were the superstars of the night, sweeping the board with four gongs. They took home the TV Presenter prize for a record-breaking 17th time, beating the likes of their good friends Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and Bradley Walsh. 

Having endured a turbulent year when it comes to his personal life, Ant reflected on his troubling time of late on accepting the honour, as he told the crowd and viewers at home: ‘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, and to this man, I love you thank you.’

Flanked by the rest of the cast of this year’s cast of the hit ITV show, Rebekha – alongside former MP Stanley Johnson – helped pick up the award for Best Challenge

Dec added: ‘ Possibly this year more than any other, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.’ 

Showbiz veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth 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.

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.

Seal gave a touching performance of I’ve Got You Under My Skin ahead of the prize being awarded, while Bruce’s wife Wilnelia took to the stage to present the award.  

Teasing: Glamorous Rebekah posed up a storm with the award in hand, even goofing off with politician Stanley, amusingly placing the award on his head while he spoke to the press

Teasing: Glamorous Rebekah posed up a storm with the award in hand, even goofing off with politician Stanley, amusingly placing the award on his head while he spoke to the press

Amusing: Rebekah found her joke hilarious as she gave a cheeky smile toward the camera

Don't drop it! She continued to goof off with the shiny new award in hand, while a clueless Stanley continued his words

Amusing: Rebekah found her joke hilarious as she gave a cheeky smile toward the camera 

Winners! The jungle-based reality show fended off stiff competition from runaway summer hit Love Island, cooking show Master Chef, and the revamped Great British Bake Off

Winners! The jungle-based reality show fended off stiff competition from runaway summer hit Love Island, cooking show Master Chef, and the revamped Great British Bake Off

Goofing around: Rebekah showed off her funny side, messing around with Stanley, while he unknowingly talked to the press

Having fun: Throwing a rye smile, an unsuspecting Stanley continued his speech while the WAG lifted the gong above his head

Goofing around: Rebekah showed off her funny side, messing around with Stanley, while he unknowingly talked to the press

Making the likes of Bruce’s old Strictly co-host, Tess Daly, 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.’ 

Despite each losing out on the TV Presenter award, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield enjoyed success, as This Morning bagged the Daytime prize once again, beating the likes of The Chase, The Jeremy Kyle Show and Loose Women. 

Thrilled with the gong, Phil gushed: ‘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.’

Holly made sure to add: ‘I am lucky to work with not only one of my best friends and one of the best teams in the business… you are the best, we love you!’ 

Just a small poke: Rebekah goes for Stanley's ear for her next surreptitious gag, leaning into the politician to get a touch closer

Just a small poke: Rebekah goes for Stanley’s ear for her next surreptitious gag, leaning into the politician to get a touch closer

First contestant evicted from the Jungle, comedian Shappi Khorsandi didn't disappoint with her award show garb, showing off her ample cleavage in a plunging black floor-length gown, while soap star Jennie McAlpine injected a pop of colour on the carpet in an eye-catching violet off-the-shoulder number

Stunning crowd: First contestant evicted from the Jungle, comedian Shappi Khorsandi didn’t disappoint with her award show garb, showing off her ample cleavage in a plunging black floor-length gown

While Broadchurch triumphed in the Crime Drama category, Doctor Foster took home the award for Best Drama. 

Suranne Jones, who plays the role of Dr Gemma Foster, also came up trumps in the Drama Performance category for her role in the series. ‘What a night, we are so thrilled,’ she gushed.

Simon Cowell, meanwhile, found himself with two nods in the Talent Show category, with both Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor nominated for the prize. They will battle it out against Strictly Come Dancing and The Voice UK – following its channel move to ITV from the BBC.

Girls night: Soap star Jennie McAlpine injected a pop of colour on the carpet in an eye-catching violet off-the-shoulder number

Girls night: Soap star Jennie McAlpine injected a pop of colour on the carpet in an eye-catching violet off-the-shoulder number

But he found himself coming up short, as David Walliams beat him for the second year running in the TV Judge category, while Strictly Come Dancing took home the gong for Talent Show.  

‘The viewers mean so much to us, if we didn’t have you we wouldn’t have Strictly, this is for you,’ Tess Daly said on accepting the prize. 

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. 

All together: The latest season's campmates came together once again to pick up their presupposition NTA award 

All together: The latest season’s cammates came together once again to pick up their prestigious NTA award 

Say cheese! Hosts Ant and Dec joined in the celebrations, along with Jungle Queen Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo 

Say cheese! Hosts Ant and Dec joined in the celebrations, along with Jungle Queen Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo 

NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS 2018 – WHO WON WHAT?

BRUCE FORSYTH ENTERTAINMENT AWARD

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – WINNER

The Graham Norton Show 

Celebrity Juice 

All Round To Mrs Brown’s

 CHALLENGE SHOW 

 Great British Bake Off

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here – WINNER

MasterChef  

Love Island

 CRIME DRAMA 

Line Of Duty 

Broadchurch – WINNER

Little Boy Blue

Sherlock

 

 SERIAL DRAMA

 Emmerdale – WINNER

EastEnders

Coronation Street

Hollyoaks  

 DRAMA PERFORMANCE

 Tom Hardy (Tabboo)

David Tennant (Broadchurch)

Sheridan Smith (Moorside)

Jenna Coleman (Victoria)

Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster) – WINNER

 TV PRESENTER

  Ant & Dec – WINNER

Holly Willoughby 

Phillip Schofield

Bradley Walsh 

 

 COMEDY 

Peter Kay's co-star Sian Gibson had collected the award on his behalf

 

Bernidorm

Still Open All Hours

The Big Bang Theory

Peter Kay’s Car Share – WINNER

 TALENT SHOW 

 Strictly Come Dancing – WINNER

Britain’s Got Talent

The Voice UK

The X Factor 

 NEWCOMER 

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)

 DAYTIME 

This Morning – WINNER

The Chase

Loose Women

The Jeremy Kyle Show 

 TV JUDGE 

will.i.am

Paul Hollywood

Simon Cowell

David Walliams – WINNER

 SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs – WINNER

 IMPACT AWARD

Blue Planet 2 – WINNER





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