Ant & Dec, David Tennant, Line of Duty and After Life among NTA winners

Ant & Dec have come out top at a Covid-delayed National Television Awards ceremony, being named the best TV presenters for the twentieth successive time. One of their shows, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, won the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Awards.

Line of Duty was one of a number of multiple prize-winners

Coronation Street was also a multiple-award winner, being taking the Serial Drama award. One of its stars, Mollie Galagher, won the award for the best serial drama performance and another, Jude Riordan, was named the best newcomer.

Line of Duty – which has just completed its sixth, and supposedly final series – received the Special Recognition Award, as well as being named the best returning drama.

David Tennant (right) won the drama performance prize for Des

The best drama performance honour went to David Tennant, for portraying the 1970s and 80s serial killer Dennis Nilsen in Des.

It’s a Sin was named the best new drama, while Ricky Gervais won the comedy award for the second season of his Netflix show After Life.

Viewers picked Strictly Come Dancing as their favourite Talent Show, The Great British Bake Off was named the best Challenge Show, Gogglebox took the Factual award and the best Authored Documentary went to the journalist Kate Garraway, for her film about her husband’s struggle with Covid.

And here is the full list of winners:

Serial drama – Coronation Street

Talent show – Strictly Come Dancing

Bruce Forsyth entertainment award – I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Challenge show – The Great British Bake Off

Comedy – After Life

Factual – Gogglebox

New drama – It’s A Sin

Returning drama – Line of Duty

Quiz game show – Beat the Chasers

TV presenter – Ant and Dec

Daytime – This Morning

Authored documentary – Kate Garraway: Finding Derek

Newcomer – Jude Riordan (Sam Blakeman, Coronation Street)

Drama performance – David Tennant – Dennis Nilsen, Des

Serial drama performance – Mollie Gallagher (Nina Lucas, Coronation Street)