She was among a slew of stars who took to the red carpet.
And Emily Atack was still in good spirits as she jumped into a taxi to head home after the 2021 National Television Awards on Thursday.
The actress, 31, made a bleary-eyed departure alongside her female pal in a waiting car after partying the night away with some of TV’s finest.
Had fun? Emily Atack was still in good spirits as she jumped into a taxi to make a bleary-eyed exit to head home after the 2021 National Television Awards on Thursday
Emily continued to showcase her bold red velour gown as she headed to her taxi after walking the red carpet.
The star offered a brief wave with her phone in hand as she made a glamorous exit.
During the show, Ant and Dec scooped the Best Presenter gong for an epic 20th time in a row, with a visibly emotional Ant seen clutching his new wife Anne-Marie as the news was delivered.
The great and the good of British television gathered in North Greenwich for the star-studded awards show, which also saw Kate Garraway choke back tears as her Finding Derek documentary bagged the inaugural authored documentary award.
Woozy: Emily looked a little bleary eyed as she hopped into a black cab to be whisked away from London’s O2 Arena in the early hours of Friday morning
Merry: Her smudged lipstick said it all, as she wearily attempted a smile for onlookers
Meanwhile, This Morning triumphed once again in the Best Daytime category as they led the other big winners on the night including Line Of Duty, Gogglebox and It’s A Sin.
Line Of Duty bagged their first NTA during the night, scooping the award for best returning drama.
The drama pipped The Crown, Call The Midwife and Unforgotten to the post, with the cast and crew looking elated as they made their way to the stage.
Gogglebox paid tribute to the stars of the show who’ve passed away in recent years as they scooped the Factual award.
Happy: The actor still seemed to be in the party spirit as she attempted a wave while photographers gathered around her taxi
Elsewhere, in a funny moment, Jude Riordan couldn’t even reach the microphone as he accepted his award for Best Newcomer for his performance on Coronation Street – making him the youngest ever winner at the event.
The 10-year-old had to be lifted by host Joel Dommett so he could give his speech in the hilarious moment at the ceremony.
Meanwhile, Olly Alexander said making It’s a Sin was ‘one of the greatest experiences of his life’ after it won the New Drama Award at the National Television Awards.
Show creator Russell T Davies told MailOnline selling the show was not easy and one unnamed TV executive even referred to it as ‘that miserable AIDS drama’.
Boozy: She certainly didn’t appear to be as polished as her on-screen self as she made their way home
Ricky Gervais accepted the award for his Netflix show After Life, which won the Comedy prize on the night.
Other big winners on the night included Strictly Come Dancing, who were awarded the prize for Best Talent Show.
Professional dancer Janette Manrara, who was recently announced as the new host for spin-off show It Takes Two, took the lead as she thanked fans for voting.
The beauty stunned in a ruffled salmon dress as she was joined by stars from the last series including Nicola Adams, JJ Chalmers, Jamie Liang and HRVY.
The Great British Bake Off also won in the Challenge Show category, with show stars Peter Sawkins and Laura Adlington taking to the stage.
Meanwhile, David Tennant, scooped the best Drama Performance prize for his portrayal of Dennis Nilsen in drama Des.
While Coronation Street’s Mollie Gallagher was overwhelmed as she won the best Serial Drama Performance for playing Nina Lucas in the ITV soap.
Leggy: Earlier, Emily wowed in a scarlet thigh-split dress, which hugged her trim waist and revealed her honed legs
NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS 2021: THE WINNERS
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins
WINNER: The Great British Bake Off
The Great British Sewing Bee
WINNER: It’s A Sin
Britain’s Got Talent
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
WINNER: Strictly Come Dancing
The Masked Singer
Tasty! Bake Off won the Challenge Show prize
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
Call the Midwife
WINNER: Line of Duty
WINNER: Ant and Dec
Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death
Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
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!
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
WINNER: Coronation Street
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
In For A Penny
Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel
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
The Repair Shop
WINNER: This Morning
WINNER: After Life
Friday Night Dinner
The Vicar of Dibley