• Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry being nervous presenting the first award, a nice change from the overall slickness on display
  • David Walliams' take on 'Skyfall' villain Javier Bardem, complete with blonde wig. "I thought you were the Queen," complained Dermot. "Why does everyone think that?" purred Walliams
  • The way they STILL call it 'Serial Drama' instead of 'Soap'

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Ashleigh and Pudsey giving it Gangnam style for the NTAs

  • Martin Freeman hamming up a 'bad loser' look when 'Downton Abbey' won the Best Drama award ahead of his beloved 'Sherlock'
  • Simon Cowell showing his soft side, with hugs for both Ant and Dec, telling them "you've changed me, I like success for other people"
  • The footage of Paul O'Grady's puppies feeding, before he went on to win the award for Best Factual Entertainment Programme. There was no arguing with those cuties!
  • McFly proving how versatile pop stars can be with their mugging when they presented the Best Reality Award
  • Pudsey giving it Gangnam Style before going obediently back on his lead for Ashleigh to speak
  • Joanna Lumley being eulogised by no less than Martin Scorsese - making us all but forget about the Christmas 'Ab Fabs'
  • Pictures of Philip Schofield, Holly Willoughby and Paul O'Grady shown in all their 18-year-old glory, never mind Dermot's painful ad-libbing while the technology struggled to catch up with his script
  • Prof Brian Cox putting Dermot to shame in his tuxedo, and Darcey out-twirling him minutes later (why do they make Dermot dance every year? It never works)
  • Sir David Attenborough shaming everyone with his absence, not because he's 84 and just feels like putting his feet up on a cold winter night, but because he's away filming another TV series in China
  • Ella Henderson proving she's got staying power with her version of Cher's 'I Believe'. Poor James Arthur - remember him? - may have won the 'X Factor' battle, but he's nowhere to be seen
  • Lord Coe, Sir David Hoy and Co being as understatedly talented as they have been all year

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    Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Tulisa Contostavlos, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Dermot O'Leary during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    The cast of Downton Abbey accept the award for Best Drama during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Colin Moran accepts the award for Best Male Drama performance for Merlin during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Ashley Roberts and Helen Flanagan accept the award for Best Entertainment Programme for "Im a celebrity get me out of here" during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    James Argent, Joey Essex, Sam Faiers, Billie Faiers and Jessica Wright during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Ashley Roberts and Helen Flanagan during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Joanna Lumley accepts the award for Best Documentary for "Frozen Planet" during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Ashley Roberts and Helen Flanagan during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Professor Brian Cox during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Dermot O'Leary during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Darcey Bussell and Dermot O'Leary during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby accept the award for Best Factual Programme for This Morning during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Alan Hallsall celebrates winning Best Serial drama Performance during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Alan Hallsall celebrates winning Best Serial drama Performance during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Nigel Havers presents Alan Halsall with his award for Best Serial Drama Performance during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Clare Balding during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Nigel Havers presents the award for Best Serial Drama Performance during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Sir Chris Hoy accepts his Landmark Award during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Sir Chris Hoy, Lord Sebastian Coe, and David Weir on stage as the London 2012 olympic games are recognized during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Sir Chris Hoy on stage as the London 2012 olympic games are awarded during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Lord Seb Coe and Clare Balding during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Sir Chris Hoy accepts his Landmark Award during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Dermot O'Leary during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Sir Sebastian Coe during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Dermot O'Leary during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Keith Lemmon during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Pudsey the dog and owner Ashleigh Butler perform Gangnam Style during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Dermot O'Leary on stage during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey performing during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Gary Barlow and Caroline Flack during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Pudsey the dog and owner Ashleigh Butler perform Gangnam Style during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Sir Chris Hoy, David Weir and Lord Sebastian Coe during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Pudsey the dog and owner Ashleigh Butler perform Gangnam Style during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Sir Chris Hoy, David Weir and Lord Sebastian Coe during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Clare Balding on stage during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Gary Barlow and Julian Fellowes during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Clare Balding on stage during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Pudsey the dog and owner Ashleigh Butler perform Gangnam Style during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Pudsey the dog and owner Ashleigh Butler perform Gangnam Style during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Pudsey the dog and owner Ashleigh Butler perform Gangnam Style during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Clare Balding on stage during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Clare Balding on stage during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Nicole Scherzinger during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Nicole Scherzinger presents an award during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Nicole Scherzinger presents an award during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Claire Cooper, Jorgie Porter and Kieron Richardson during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Nick Grimshaw during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.