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The National Television Awards 2011

Updated on February 14, 2015
Dermot arrives in tardis
Dermot arrives in tardis | Source

The National Television Awards saw host Dermot 0'Leary arrive on stage in Doctor Who's Tardis at the O2 Arena. The show kicked of with a humorous performance from queen of the jungle Stacey Solomon and runner up Shaun Ryder, the two jungle stars opened the show with a collaboration of 'Feeling Good' and Happy Mondays hit song 'Step On'. Also to preform was Pineapple Dance studio's Louie Spence, followed by x factor winner Matt Cardle who sang his hit song 'When we Collide'.

Stacey and Shaun's Duet

The Loose Women
The Loose Women | Source

Everyone was dressed to impress on the red carpet. Cheryl Cole showed off her new butterfly Tattoo wearing an open back black dress with red heels along with matching lipstick. While Holly Willoughby proudly showed off her bump in a gorgeous full length gown. Big Brother Winner Josie Gibson looked stunning in her beautiful blue gown and with her boyfriend John James on her arm. The Corrie girls looked lovely while posing on the red carpet. Peter Andre looked very dapper in a black suit but his new girlfriend Elen Rivas seemed to be missing on the night, although it could have something to do with the arrival of her ex fiancée Frank Lampard turning up with his current girlfriend Christine Bleakley. I am not really sure why Chantelle Houghton attended as she looked very out of place next to all the stars, but then that girl would attend the opening of an envelope.

The Nominations

Talent Show

1. Britain's Got Talent

2. Dancing on Ice

3. Strictly Come Dancing

4. The X Factor


1. Benidorm

2. Harry Hill's TV Burp

3. Outnumbered

4. Michael Mcintyre's Comedy Roadshow


1. Doctor Who

2. Shameless

3. Sherlock

4. Waterloo Road

Drama Performance

1. Benedict Cumberpatch

2. Philip Glenister

3. David Jason

4. Matt Smith

Digital Choice

1. Glee

2. Peter Andre The Next Chapter

3. The Inbetweeners

Factual Programme

1. Celebrity Masterchef

2. Junior Apprentice

3. Top Gear

4. Who do you think you are?

Serial Drama

1. Coronation Street

2. Eastenders

3. Emmerdale

4. Hollyoaks

Serial Drama Performance

1. Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street)

2. Steve Mcfadden (Eastenders)

3. Danny Miller (Emmerdale)

4. Lacey Turner (Eastenders)

Topical Magazine

1. BBC Breakfast

2. This Morning

3. Loose Women


1. Olga Fedori, Holby City

2. Paula Lane, Coronation Street

3. Ricky Norwood, EastEnders

4. Marc Silcock, Emmerdale

Entertainment Programme

1. Big Brother

2. I'm a Celebrity Get me out of here!

3. QI

4. Mock the Week

Entertainment Presenter

1. Ant and Dec

2. Davina McCall

3. Paul O' Grady

4. Dermot O' Leary

Eastenders Win
Eastenders Win | Source

Serial Drama

All through the show viewers were voting for their best serial drama, and with Coronation Street's tram crash and both Emmerdale's and Hollyoak's fires it was always going to be a close call. But despite all the bad press Eastenders have received over their latest baby swap drama they still managed to bag the award for best serial drama for the tenth time in sixteen years. As all the stars took to the stage they couldn't hide the shock and excitement of winning the award and appeared lost for words when Dermot asked them why they thought they had won. Well done Eastenders!!!

Waterloo Road
Waterloo Road | Source


Doctor Who has won the award for best drama since 2005 so fans was expecting him to keep with tradition and win again this year. Also in the running was popular Drama Sherlock and Shameless. But it was Waterloo Road that won the award for 'Best Drama 2011' and by the look on their faces i don't think anyone was more shocked than they were that they had actually won. Since Waterloo Road won their have been lots of people complaining about it, i don't understand why as it is a fair competition and all their fans obviously voted for them or they wouldn't have won in the first place. I do wonder how many of these people complaining actually bothered to vote for their favourites?


Ricky Norwood Wins
Ricky Norwood Wins | Source


Eastenders won another award when Ricky Norwood who plays Fatboy won the award for best newcomer. Ricky was at the awards with his sugababe girlfriend Jade Ewen. Ricky took to the stage to collect his award and thanked everybody he knew but especially his Nan who he said has guided his path, aww!!

Benidorm Wins
Benidorm Wins | Source

 Comedy Programme

Benidorm won the best comedy award back in 2008 and now they were back to claim their second award when they won again for 2011. Benidorm has seen many stars make cameo rolls in the show and still continues to make hilarious television.

Ant & Dec Win
Ant & Dec Win | Source

Entertainment Presenter

Host Dermot was also nominated in this category so had to take a seat while this award was presented. However Ant and Dec won for the tenth year in a row, they have also won several awards for their show ,Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' and also received the special recognition award back in 2002. Ant and Dec were not there to receive their award as they were in Cardiff filming 'Britain's Got Talent' but after doing their acceptance speech through a video link they requested that Simon Cowell collected their award for them instead. Simon said although it is very annoying that Ant & Dec have won yet again it is also well deserved.

Top Gear Wins
Top Gear Wins | Source

Factual Programme

Top Gear won the award for best factual programme for the fourth time. Jeremy Clarkson also won the recognition award back in 2007. Jeremy referred to the programme as three middle aged men falling over and thanked everyone on the show for making it such a success.

I'm a Celebrity........Get me out of here!
I'm a Celebrity........Get me out of here! | Source

Entertainment Programme

The winner of most popular entertainment programme went to 'I'm a celebrity......Get me out of here! This is the third time the reality show has scooped the award. Queen of the jungle Stacey Solomon and runner up Shaun Ryder took to the stage to collect the award on behalf of the show.

The X Factor Wins
The X Factor Wins | Source

Talent Show

Before the award was announced Dermot picked two lucky young girls 'Abby and Lauren' from the crowd to present the award. The X Factor won for the fifth time and Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Matt Cardle all got up to receive their award. At the end of their acceptance speeches Simon Cowell said he would like to dedicate the award to the shows executive producer Siobhan Greene who has recently survived Cancer. Siobhan took to the stage and was met by cheers and applause from the audience. Siobhan said "I am happy to be alive".

Lacey Turner Wins
Lacey Turner Wins | Source

 Serial Drama Performance

Eastenders had their third triumph this year when Lacey Turner who plays Stacey Slater in Eastenders won the award for best serial drama performance for the second year in a row. She also won an award for best newcomer back in 2007. Lacey Turner has recently left Eastenders but says she really enjoyed her time on the show and that the cast and crew are all lovely.

David Jason Wins
David Jason Wins | Source

Drama Performance

The best drama performance award went to David Jason. David Jason won the award for his performances in 'Touch of Frost' but he is also known as Delboy in Only Fools and Horses amongst mainly other roles. David Jason got the special recognition award in 1996 and has also won eight national television awards.

The Inbetweeners Win
The Inbetweeners Win | Source

 Digital Choice

The award for most popular digital choice went to The Inbetweeners. They were up against fierce competition with popular tv show Glee and Peter Andre also in the running.

This Morning wins
This Morning wins | Source

 Topical Magazine Programme

The award for the most popular topical magazine programme went to This Morning. This is the sixth time that This Morning has won this award. Presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield went up to accept the award along with other presenters from the popular morning show.

Brucie's Bonus
Brucie's Bonus | Source

Special Recognition

This year's special recognition award went to Bruce Forsyth who has been in the business for 68 years and continues to be a popular TV presenter. He is famously known for his funny stage presence, his wide chin and his 'Thinker Pose' which he used to strike at the start of The Generation Game each week. His most popular sayings include 'Nice to see you, to see you nice' which people all over the country still say to him when they meet. Most recently Bruce is known for presenting Strictly Come Dancing. While claiming his award he teased the audience by saying "This is as good a time as any to announce my retirement" but after leaving the audience shocked for all of a minute he cheekily said "But i'm not bloody going to". Bruce also did a funny dance around the stage before thanking his lovely wife for all the support she has given him over the last thirty years.

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    • zoey24 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from South England

      Thank you for your lovely comment DjBryle. I am pleased you enjoyed it :)

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      8 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      Fabulous! Reading this is a truly refreshing way to spend my time at HP again. Thanks for sharing. Voted up for an awesome hub! =)


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