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: