Peaky Blinders, Strictly, Emmerdale, After Life and Ant & Dec among National TV Awards winners

The final season of Peaky Blinders has taken two major prizes at the National Television Awards, at Wembley Arena.

Cillian Murphy won the NTA best drama performance prize for Peaky Blinders

It was named the best returning drama, with its star, Cillian Murphy, taking the award for the best drama performance.

The best new drama went to Trigger Point, while Emmerdale was named the best serial drama, with one of its cast, Mark Charnock, taking home the prize for the best serial drama performance.

In a video, recorded before the death of the Queen, King Charles congratulated Emmerdale on its victory, saying it depicted “what life is really like for those who work the land and protect our precious countryside”.

The best comedy show went to Ricky Gervais for After Life.

Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby collected This Morning’s award for the best Daytime show, after a difficult period following their appearance at Queen Elizabeth’s lying in state, without having queued.

Strictly Come Dancing was named the best talent show, with one of its judges, Anton Du Beke, taking home the award for the best Talent Show Judge.

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly shared best the TV presenter award for the twenty first successive time, although they were both absent from the ceremony, with Covid.

Here is the full list of winners from the awards, which are voted for by TV viewers:

  • Authored documentary – Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek
  • New drama – Trigger Point
  • Returning drama – Peaky Blinders
  • Drama performance – Cillian Murphy – Peaky Blinders
  • Serial drama – Emmerdale
  • Serial drama performance – Mark Charnock – Emmerdale
  • Rising star – Paddy Bever – Coronation Street
  • TV presenter – Ant & Dec
  • The Bruce Forsyth entertainment award – I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
  • Talent show – Strictly Come Dancing
  • Talent show judge – Anton Du Beke – Strictly Come Dancing
  • Quiz game show – Beat the Chasers
  • Factual entertainment – Gogglebox
  • Expert – Martin Lewis – The Martin Lewis Money Show Live
  • Comedy – After Life
  • Daytime – This Morning