EastEnders star Neil McDermott talked about his joy at becoming a father at Wednesday’s National Television Awards.

The 30-year-old actor told whatsontv.co.uk on the red carpet: “It’s difficult to explain – totally overwhelming but fantastic”.

Neil also discussed what storyline he would like to see his character, Ryan Molloy, get once he returns from paternity leave.

“I hope there’s a reaction to the Christmas storylines. I’d like him to steer clear of love interests for the moment, but I have to talk to producers once I get out of baby mode”.

Watch Ryan speaking at the National Television Awards: