Ant and Dec, Sir Lenny Henry, the dramas Trigger Point and Peaky Blinders, and Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are among the winners.
As he accepted the expert award at the National Television Awards, consumer advocate Martin Lewis urged “someone to take control of the economy” in light of the rising cost of living.
Mr. Lewis was surprised to win the award after being nominated by legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, and he commended the other contenders, The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades, and agricultural contractor Kaleb Cooper.
Upon receiving his prize at the OVO Wembley Arena in London, he stated: “It has been a financially terrible year.
“I mean, the energy crisis has been catastrophic and has left many individuals with severe problems and mental health issues.
“Due to the mortgage issue and its effect on rent, I anticipate that next year will be quite difficult. And what do you know? Someone must regain control of the economy and stabilize the situation.”
Sir Lenny Henry received the NTAs’ prestigious gold special recognition award in celebration of his extensive and diversified television career.
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby of This Morning were jeered after receiving the midday award.
They were accused of skipping the line for the Queen’s state funeral but managed to stave off opposition from Loose Women, The Chase, and The Repair Shop.
I’m Famous… Let Me Out Of Here! The show defeated Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Taskmaster, and The Graham Norton Show to win the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award.
Reigning Danny Miller, winner of I’m A Celebrity and star of Emmerdale, accepted the prize on behalf of Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, who had recently tested positive for COVID. This was their 21st straight triumph.
Miller complimented the duo for “making the program what it is” and the production staff for assisting in getting the show back on track after many days of storm delays.
ITV’s Trigger Point, starring Vicky McClure, won the prize for best new drama. Other nominees included the LGBTQ+ drama Heartstopper, the medical biography This Is Going to Hurt, and the prison drama Time.
Sam Ryder, a Eurovision star, opened the awards presentation with his smash song Space Man, with which he placed second in this year’s competition.
Strictly Come to Dancing’s Anton Du Beke defeated David Walliams, Mo Gilligan, and RuPaul to win the title of talent show judge.
The King congratulated the cast and crew of Emmerdale on their 50th anniversary by praising the significance of the countryside.
Mark Charnock, who portrays Marlon Dingle in Emmerdale, won the performance award for a serial drama. The show earned the prize for best serial drama.
Peaky Blinders won the award for returning drama, besting period drama Bridgerton, medical drama Call The Midwife, and legal drama The Split. Cillian Murphy got the prize for finest performance in a dramatic role for his portrayal of Thomas Shelby.
Kate Garraway, the host of Good Morning Britain, has received the authored documentary award for the second consecutive year. After her husband, former political advisor Derek Draper spent a year in the hospital being treated for coronavirus, she won the Oscar for a documentary on her family’s lives last year.
She won this year’s award for her follow-up program, Caring For Derek, in which Mr. Draper and Mr. Garraway discussed their family lives as he continues to struggle with the virus’s long-term effects.
The category for talent show was won by Strictly Come Dancing, a comedy by After Life, factual entertainment by Gogglebox, quiz game show by Beat The Chasers, and emerging star by Paddy Beaver for his performance as Max Turner on Coronation Street.