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Line Of Duty’s Vicky McClure dons her dressing gown while thanking fans for voting in NTAs

It was a very successful night for Line Of Duty at the National Television Awards on Thursday night, bagging two awards – Special Recognition and Best Returning Drama. 

And show star Vicky McClure – who plays DI Kate Fleming –  thanked fans for their votes in a new video filmed in her dressing gown, after she was forced to miss the ceremony due to filming commitments.

The actress, 38, told how she was ‘gutted I couldn’t be there’ in a heartfelt clip shared to Instagram on Thursday night, adding that she felt ’emotional’ watching back a montage of the BBC crime drama. 

‘Gutted’: Line Of Duty’s Vicky McClure donned her dressing gown while thanking fans for voting after skipping the NTAs due to filming commitments

She said in the video: ‘Hello there, I thought I had better do a little video just to say – oh my god thank you so much. Sadly not a glamour NTA moment here but gutted I couldn’t be there. Absolutely gutted.

‘So blessed and so grateful to everybody who voted for the show – and everyone who voted for us in the acting category, you know we saw that you were all voting and it was so, so beautiful of you all to do that.

‘And David Tennant is an absolute legend so I’m so chuffed for him. The Special Recognition award, I’ve just watched the montage back and it made me quite emotional.’

Well done! It was a very successful night for Line Of Duty at the National Television Awards on Thursday night, bagging two awards - Special Recognition and Best Returning Drama

Well done! It was a very successful night for Line Of Duty at the National Television Awards on Thursday night, bagging two awards – Special Recognition and Best Returning Drama

Reflecting on the series which she’s starred in since 2021, she continued: ‘It’s been a long time and we’ve been through a lot together. 

‘And just… having my moment now to say thank you because I wasn’t there… so yeah. Don’t know what else to say cos I’m so tired! Can you tell?

‘Anyway, massive love, see you all soon. And as Martin said, here’s hoping we’ll be back!’ 

Message: The actress, 38, told how she was 'gutted I couldn't be there' in a heartfelt clip shared to Instagram on Thursday night, adding that she felt 'emotional' watching back a montage of the BBC crime drama

Message: The actress, 38, told how she was ‘gutted I couldn’t be there’ in a heartfelt clip shared to Instagram on Thursday night, adding that she felt ’emotional’ watching back a montage of the BBC crime drama

Her say: 'I thought I had better do a little video just to say - oh my god thank you so much. Sadly not a glamour NTA moment here but gutted I couldn't be there. Absolutely gutted'

Her say: ‘I thought I had better do a little video just to say – oh my god thank you so much. Sadly not a glamour NTA moment here but gutted I couldn’t be there. Absolutely gutted’

She captioned her video: ‘THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! LOD fans, you truly are the best of the best!! ♥️ @mrmartincompston have a few for me mate! @officialntas @bbclineofduty’. 

Meanwhile, Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio, who also missed the event, said on Twitter: ‘Thanks so much to all our fabulous fans who voted for #LineofDuty at the National TV Awards. We’re honoured to have been included alongside such outstanding nominees. 

‘Sadly ⁦@Vicky_McClure⁩ and I are filming and couldn’t be there to celebrate with our brilliant AC-12 mates.’

Role: Reflecting on the series which she's starred in since 2021, she continued: 'It's been a long time and we've been through a lot together

Role: Reflecting on the series which she’s starred in since 2021, she continued: ‘It’s been a long time and we’ve been through a lot together

Unable to be there: Creator Jed Mercurio also couldn't attend the ceremony due to prior filming commitments

Unable to be there: Creator Jed Mercurio also couldn’t attend the ceremony due to prior filming commitments

The award for Best Returning Drama was the show’s first NTA – and all eyes were on actor Tommy Jessop who played Terry Boyle in series five and six.

While the cast and crew took to the stage to accept the gong, Tommy, 36, sashayed his way up the steps, showing off some moves, with the crowd going wild for it.

Once on stage, Tommy continued to dance, swinging his hips and striking a muscle man pose on the ground, as the rest of the cast and crew watched on delightedly. 

Busting a move: The award for Best Returning Drama was the show's first NTA - and all eyes were on actor Tommy Jessop who played Terry Boyle in series five and six

Busting a move: The award for Best Returning Drama was the show’s first NTA – and all eyes were on actor Tommy Jessop who played Terry Boyle in series five and six

Centre: Meanwhile, Martin Compston's wife Tianna Flynn became a viral sensation as viewers watched in astonishment at her very public display of affection towards her husband, 37

Centre: Meanwhile, Martin Compston’s wife Tianna Flynn became a viral sensation as viewers watched in astonishment at her very public display of affection towards her husband, 37

Meanwhile, Martin Compston’s wife Tianna Flynn became a viral sensation as viewers watched in astonishment at her very public display of affection towards her husband, 37. 

Line Of Duty fans looked on in disbelief, as when the BBC police drama accepted the Special Recognition Award, Tianna took centre stage- despite only having a blink and you’ll miss it cameo in the first episode of series five. 

During Martin’s speech on behalf of the cast, a teary-eyed Tianna clung onto the award as she poignantly rested her head on her shoulder. 

Twitter was soon awash with comments, accusing her of ‘stealing the limelight’ and joking Tianna ‘definitely wants us all to know she’s Martin Compston’s wife’. 

Blink and you'll miss it: Tianna's brief cameo happened in episode one, where she popped up as 'Tina Watts' on DI Steve Arnott's dating app

Blink and you’ll miss it: Tianna’s brief cameo happened in episode one, where she popped up as ‘Tina Watts’ on DI Steve Arnott’s dating app

Limelight: Line Of Duty fans looked on in disbelief, as when the BBC police drama accepted the Special Recognition Award, Tianna took centre stage- despite only having a brief cameo

Limelight: Line Of Duty fans looked on in disbelief, as when the BBC police drama accepted the Special Recognition Award, Tianna took centre stage- despite only having a brief cameo

NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS 2021: THE WINNERS

Challenge Show 

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

Love Island

WINNER: The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Sewing Bee

New Drama

Bridgerton

Des

WINNER: It’s A Sin

Normal People

Talent Show

Britain’s Got Talent

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

WINNER: Strictly Come Dancing

The Masked Singer

Tasty! Bake Off won the Challenge Show prize

Tasty! Bake Off won the Challenge Show prize 

Authored Documentary

WINNER: Kate Garraway: Finding Derek

Katie Price: Harvey and Me

Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children

Rob Burrow: My Year With MND

Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency

Touching: The Authored Documentary winner was Kate Garraway: Finding Derek

Returning Drama

Call the Midwife

WINNER: Line of Duty

The Crown

Unforgotten

TV Presenter

Alison Hammond

WINNER: Ant and Dec

Bradley Walsh

Holly Willoughby

Piers Morgan

Factual

Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death

WINNER: Gogglebox

Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip

Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs

Drama Performance

Adrian Dunbar, Ted Hastings, Line of Duty

WINNER: David Tennant, Dennis Nilsen, Des

Martin Compston, Steve Arnott, Line of Duty

Olly Alexander, Ritchie Tozer, It’s A Sin

Vicky McClure, Kate Fleming, Line of Duty

 

The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

WINNER: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Taskmaster

The Graham Norton Show

You lose some, you win some! Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway was up for a prize, but the duo’s other show, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! scooped the gong

Serial Drama

WINNER: Coronation Street

EastEnders

Emmerdale

Hollyoaks

Serial Drama Performance

Billy Price, Sid Sumner, Hollyoaks

Danny Dyer, Mick Carter, EastEnders

WINNER: Mollie Gallagher, Nina Lucas, Coronation Street

Sally Carman, Abi Franklin, Coronation Street

Quiz Game Show

WINNER: Beat The Chasers

Celebrity Catchphrase

In For A Penny

Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel

Newcomer

Emile John, Ethan Anderson, Emmerdale 

WINNER: Jude Riordan, Sam Blakeman, Coronation Street

Olivia D’Lima, Paramedic Fenisha Khatri, Casualty

Rhiannon Clements, Summer Ranger, Hollyoaks

Rose Ayling-Ellis, Frankie Lewis, EastEnders

Winner! Mollie Gallagher, who plays Nina Lucas in Coronation Street, bagged herself a gong

Daytime

Loose Women

The Chase

The Repair Shop

WINNER: This Morning

Comedy

WINNER: After Life

Friday Night Dinner

Sex Education

The Vicar of Dibley

 

 

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