NTA’s 2021: Michelle Heaton sizzles in strapless red gown as she joins Lilah Parsons leading the glamour on the star-studded red carpet
- The 2021 National Television Awards are taking place in London’s O2 Arena, and will be hosted by comedian Joel Dommett for the first time
- This year, more streamed shows have been nominated than ever before, with Netflix period romp Bridgerton and making the Best New Drama list
- It’s a Sin, Des and Normal People joined Bridgerton on the New Drama short-list while Line of Duty, The Crown, Call the Midwife and Unforgotten made up the Returning Drama category
- Earlier this year, it was announced the NTAs, which usually takes place in January, had been rescheduled for September 9, due to the coronavirus pandemic
- Latest Love Island news and updates from the Series 7 contestants right here
Stars of the small screen were out in force for the National Television Awards, held at London’s 02 Arena on Wednesday night.
And Michelle Heaton brought the glamour to the star-studded ceremony as she joined the likes of Lilah Parsons, Lizzie Cundy and Love Island’s Chloe Burrows and her boyfriend Toby Aromolaran on the red carpet.
The pop star, 42, showed off her incredible figure in a strapless red gown while radio DJ Lilah, 32, showed off some leg in a thigh-split green gown.
Glamour: Michelle Heaton (left) brought the glamour to the star-studded ceremony as she joined the likes of Lilah Parsons (right), Lizzie Cundy and Love Island’s Chloe Burrows and her boyfriend Toby Aromolaran on the red carpet
Michelle showed a hint of her ample assets in the floor-length number and carried a multicoloured clutch bag while opting for a pop of red lip.
Love Island’s Chloe and Toby made their first ever red carpet appearance, with the blonde beauty turning heads in a strapless black gown with feather detailing.
The ceremony’s presenter Joel Dommett made quite the arrival to the red carpet as he rocked up on a scooter wearing a neon green helmet.
The TV star, 36, looked dapper in a black suit which he teamed with a crisp white shirt and black bow tie as he cruised into the venue.
Meanwhile TV presenter Zoe Hardman, 38, looked incredible in a pink ruffle gown that had a dramatic thigh split as she hit the red carpet.
Stunning: Michelle showed a hint of her ample assets in the floor-length number and carried a multicoloured clutch bag while opting for a pop of red lip
Glowing: Newly-single Emily Atack showed off her curves in a tight orange velvet gown for the event
Couple: Love Island’s Toby Aromolaran and Chloe Burrows attended the National Television Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena together on Wednesday night
Radiant: Made in Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo looked stylish in a white and gold gown that featured a ruffle skirt
Incredible: Ferne McCann wowed in a one-shoulder white gown that showed off some leg with a thigh-split
Putting on a glamorous display: The Mummy Diaries star Billie Faiers looked stunning in a white silk gown
The NTA’s presenter Joel Dommett made quite the arrival to the red carpet on Wednesday night as he rocked up on a scooter wearing a neon green helmet
Wow: The TV star, 36, looked dapper in a black suit which he teamed with a crisp white shirt and black bow tie as he cruised into the venue
The 2021 National Television Awards are taking place in London’s O2 Arena, and will be hosted by comedian Joel for the first time.
This year, more streamed shows have been nominated than ever before, with Netflix period romp Bridgerton and making the Best New Drama list while After Life and Sex Education scored slots on the Comedy list.
It’s a Sin, Des and Normal People joined Bridgerton on the New Drama short-list while Line of Duty, The Crown, Call the Midwife and Unforgotten made up the Returning Drama category.
Glam: Zoe Hardman looked incredible in a pink gown that had a dramatic thigh split as she hit the red carpet
Incredible: Lilah Parsons showed off her sense of style in a thigh-split green gown for the event
Beauty: Love Island’s Chloe Burrows put on a busty display in a black strapless gown with feather detailing as she arrived with her boyfriend Toby
Fairytale: Influencer and former Made In Chelsea star Ashley James looked great in a blue strapless gown
All smiles: The new couple looked like they were having a great time as they walked their first red carpet ever
Fresh from the villa: The pair recently came second on Love Island, narrowly missing out to Millie Court and Liam Reardon
Pals: I’m A Celeb stars Vernon Kay (left) and Giovanna Fletcher (right) attended the National Television Awards 2021 held at the O2 Arena together
The Drama Performance category sees Line of Duty stars Adrian Dunbar, Martin Compston and Vicky McClure in contention for the prize, alongside Olly Alexander for It’s a Sin and David Tennant for Des.
The NTAs have also announced a brand new category, Authored Documentary, which sees Kate Garraway’s moving feature, Kate Garraway: Finding Derek nominated for its warts-and-all account of her husband Derek Draper’s coronavirus battle.
Finding Derek has been short-listed alongside Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children, Katie Price: Harvey and Me, Rob Burrow: My Year with MND and Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency.
Suave: AJ Pritchard looked great in a smart black suit which he teamed with a white shirt and patterned tie
Red hot: Tallia Storm put on a typically bright display as she rocked up in a red gown teamed with black boots and a Guess handbag
Star: Lizzie Cundy made sure all eyes were on her in a lace corset gown and white train as she made her arrival
Soap star: Casualty’s Olivia D’Lima showed off her sense of style in a low-cut grey and blue dress as she posed with a guest
Work it: Tallia showed off her toned and tanned pins int he revealing dress as she gave her fans a twirl
Sparkle: Beverley Knight looked great in a silver thigh-split gown
Mother-of-one: Former TOWIE star Lydia Bright looked lovely in a black and gold spotted gown
Night out: Michael McIntyre and his wife Kitty looked in great spirits as they posed for the cameras
Backless: Strictly’s Janette Manrara looked great in a light ink tiered gown that showed off her toned figure
Dancer: Dancing On Ice’s Jayne Torvill looked pretty in a purple dress and sparkly silver pumps
Elsewhere, The Masked Singer has been nominated for its first NTA, with the madcap singing competition facing a battle with I’m A Celebrity… Get me Out of Here!, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Strictly Come Dancing for the Talent Show award.
Soaps Emmerdale, Coronation Street, EastEnders and Hollyoaks are up for Best Serial Drama.
Ant and Dec bagged their 20th award nomination in a row for TV Presenter, with Piers Morgan and This Morning’s Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond also in contention as well as Bradley Walsh.
A quartet of stand-out actors are up for Serial Drama Performance, including Coronation Street’s Mollie Gallagher and Sally Carman and EastEnders’ Danny Dyer not to mention Hollyoaks’ Billy Price.
New host Joel recently admitted he is ‘honoured’ to have been selected to front the spectacle.
Made the cut: Line of Duty, It’s A Sin and Bridgerton have made the short-list for the forthcoming awards
Nominated: It’s A Sin, starring Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander (centre) is up for an award, with the actor also securing a best drama performance nod
Host with the most: The annual awards show will return to London’s O2 arena on September 9th, with Joel Dommett set to host for the first time
He said in a statement: ‘It’s a huge honour to be hosting the NTAs this year! It still feels like someone has made a wonderful error.
‘I really, really love TV and can’t wait to celebrate the best stuff from what’s been a very weird year or so.’
The comedian also joked he is hoping The Masked Singer will be successful on the night so he can present himself with a prize.
He quipped: ‘I’m also really hoping The Masked Singer wins something so I can present an award to myself. That’s a creative narcissist’s dream.’
NTA’s Executive Producer Kim Turberville added: ‘We are so excited to be back to celebrate a remarkable TV year like no other. There is a wealth of great television to recognise and we are delighted to have Joel at the helm.
‘With his wit and natural charisma, he’ll definitely be bringing a fresh approach to this year’s awards.’
Earlier this year, it was announced the NTAs, which usually takes place in January, had been rescheduled for September 9, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kim said at the time: ‘The NTAs will return to The O2 London in September to mark the UK’s best, boldest and most beloved TV shows with a surprise-packed event – and we look forward to seeing you on the night for a celebration like no other.’
New award: The NTAs have also announced a brand new category, Authored Documentary, which sees Kate Garraway’s moving feature, Kate Garraway: Finding Derek nominated for its warts-and-all account of her husband Derek Draper’s coronavirus battle
NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS 2021: THE NOMINEES
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins
The Great British Bake Off
The Great British Sewing Bee
It’s A Sin
Britain’s Got Talent
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
Strictly Come Dancing
The Masked Singer
In the race? The Masked Singer faces stiff competition in the Talent Show category
Kate Garraway: Finding Derek
Katie Price: Harvey and Me
Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children
Rob Burrow: My Year With MND
Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency
Duo: Katie Price: Harvey and Me is up for best Authored Documentary
Call the Midwife
Line of Duty
Ant and Dec
Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death
Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Adrian Dunbar, Ted Hastings, Line of Duty
David Tennant, Dennis Nilsen, Des
Martin Compston, Steve Arnott, Line of Duty
Olly Alexander, Ritchie Tozer, It’s A Sin
Vicky McClure, Kate Fleming, Line of Duty
The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The Graham Norton Show
Could they win? Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is up for a prize
Serial Drama Performance
Billy Price, Sid Sumner, Hollyoaks
Danny Dyer, Mick Carter, EastEnders
Mollie Gallagher, Nina Lucas, Coronation Street
Sally Carman, Abi Franklin, Coronation Street
Quiz Game Show
Beat the Chasers
In For A Penny
Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel
Emile John, Ethan Anderson, Emmerdale
Jude Riordan, Sam Blakeman, Coronation Street
Olivia D’Lima, Paramedic Fenisha Khatri, Casualty
Rhiannon Clements, Summer Ranger, Hollyoaks
Rose Ayling-Ellis, Frankie Lewis, EastEnders
Good job: EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis could bag the Newcomer gong
The Repair Shop
Friday Night Dinner
The Vicar of Dibley
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