Dermot O’Leary hitched a ride in Doctor Who’s TARDIS to start proceedings at the 2011 National Television Awards.

The host was joined by Matt Smith, Bruce Forsyth and Ant & Dec in an opening sketch at the ceremony, screened live on ITV1.

His arrival was followed by a performance from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! queen of the jungle Stacey Solomon. She was joined on stage by the show’s runner-up Shaun Ryder for an unlikely duet of his Happy Mondays’ hit Step On.

The first winner of the night, in the awards voted for by viewers, was Benidorm. The ITV show won the award for Most Popular Comedy Programme.

Accepting the award, Steve Pemberton said: “They’ll be dancing in the streets of Benidorm tonight.”

Stacey and Shaun were soon back on stage to accept a gong for I’m A Celebrity as it was named Most Popular Entertainment Programme.

They were followed by EastEnders‘ actor Ricky Norwood, who was named Most Popular Newcomer.

Next on stage was the cast of The Inbetweeners who picked up the Digital Choice award, beating competition from Peter Andre: The Next Chapter and the hit US show Glee.