Thursday 8 December 2016

The Irish bring sparkle and take home awards at the National TV Awards

Clare Murphy

Published 21/01/2016 | 08:03

Laura Whitmore arriving at the National Television Awards 2016 held at The O2 Arena in London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Laura Whitmore arriving at the National Television Awards 2016 held at The O2 Arena in London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

The Irish brought a splash of colour to the National Television Awards in London last night - and picked up some awards to boot.

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I'm A Celebrity host Laura Whitmore wore a striking tie-dye dress by Maria Grachvogel, while Graham Norton's orange and pink jacket livened up his all-black ensemble.

Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz arriving at the National Television Awards 2016 held at The O2 Arena in London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz arriving at the National Television Awards 2016 held at The O2 Arena in London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

RTE presenter Angela Scanlon opted for an orange multi-coloured 60s style shift dress, while Vogue Williams wore a sweeping deep purple dress from Irish designer Shauna Harrison that she complemented with orange accessories.

Celebrity couple Ronan and Storm Keating were also in attendance last night at the O2 Arena, London. The Irish contingent also took home a nice number of awards.

Vogue Williams arriving at the National Television Awards 2016 held at The O2 Arena in London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Vogue Williams arriving at the National Television Awards 2016 held at The O2 Arena in London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Dubliner Aidan Turner picked up the gong for Best Drama Performance in Poldark.

His infamous shirtless moment was also voted 2016 TV Moment of the Year.

Aiden Turner from Poldark with the award for Best Impact/TV Moment in the pressroom at the National Television Awards 2016. Photo:Ian West/PA Wire
Aiden Turner from Poldark with the award for Best Impact/TV Moment in the pressroom at the National Television Awards 2016. Photo:Ian West/PA Wire

"I guess the pecs kinda speak for themselves," Aidan said as he collected the award.

Singer Shayne Ward walked away with the award for best newcomer for his part in Coronation Street. I'm A Celebrity picked up the award for Most Popular Entertainment Programme.

Ant & Dec with the award for Best TV Presenter pictured backstage at the Nation Television Awards 2016. Photo: Matt Crossick/PA Wire.
Ant & Dec with the award for Best TV Presenter pictured backstage at the Nation Television Awards 2016. Photo: Matt Crossick/PA Wire.
Angela Scanlon arriving at the National Television Awards 2016 held at The O2 Arena in London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Angela Scanlon arriving at the National Television Awards 2016 held at The O2 Arena in London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Fearne Cotton arriving at the National Television Awards 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Fearne Cotton arriving at the National Television Awards 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Holly Willoughby arriving at the National Television Awards 2016 held at The O2 Arena in London.Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Holly Willoughby arriving at the National Television Awards 2016 held at The O2 Arena in London.Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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