John and Edward stole the show at this year’s National Television Awards, as The X Factor scooped the award for Most Popular Talent Show.
The Irish twins wowed the crowds at London’s O2 on Wednesday night with their high-energy version of Under Pressure/Ice Ice Baby, where they were joined on stage by rapper Vanilla Ice.
Talking to whatsontv.co.uk ahead of the event, Edward said a win for The X Factor would be well deserved, saying: “It’s not an award just for the show, it’s an award for the thousands of people who apply every year.”
Meanwhile, Ant and Dec picked up the gong for Most Popular Entertainment Presenters for the ninth year running while their Saturday Night Takeaway won the award for Most Popular Entertainment Programme.
Doctor Who was named Most Popular Drama while its star David Tennant, who recently quit the show, was honoured for Outstanding Drama Performance.
EastEnders’ Lacey Turner won the award for Outstanding Serial Drama Performance while Coronation Street’s Craig Gazey was named Most Popular Newcomer.
Coronation Street won the coveted award for Most Popular Serial Drama.
The Special Recognition Award went to Stephen Fry, whose travelogue Stephen Fry in America won the award for Most Popular Star Travel Documentary.
Gavin and Stacey was named Most Popular Comedy Programme while ITV1’s Loose Women won the award for Most Popular Factual Programme.
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