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National Television Awards: Here's What The NTAs Looked Like 10 Years Ago

How things have changed.

25/01/2017 06:56

Stars from the biggest shows on TV are currently waiting to find out if they’ll emerge successful in this year’s National Television Awards, with contemporary hits like ‘Great British Bake Off’, ‘Orange Is The New Black’, ‘Game Of Thrones’ and ‘The Night Manager’ all up for awards.

But with the TV world changing as quickly as it does, award ceremonies like the NTAs start looking pretty different as the years go by - as these photos from the National Television Awards 2007 prove.

Here’s what the awards show looked like 10 years ago…

  • Dave M. Benett via Getty Images
    While the NTAs are now practically synonymous with Dermot O'Leary, it was Sir Trev who helmed the awards 10 years ago.

    Back then, they were held at the Royal Albert Hall, rather than The O2, and took place in October, instead of February.
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    Back in 2007, Holly was yet to join 'This Morning' meaning those post-NTAs live TV hangovers were still a long way off.

    At that point, she was probably best known as Fearne Cotton's BFF, and the two of them hit the red carpet together.
  • David Fisher/Rex/Shutterstock
    Then-queen of 'This Morning', Fern Britton was up for Best Presenter, but lost to Ant and Dec (who else?) who weren't even there to collect their award.
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    Instead, the duo celebrated their three (!!) victories in pre-recorded videos.
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    The first series of 'Britain's Got Talent' had not long finished airing, and Amanda Holden was present to see if the show won Most Popular Talent Show.

    It ultimately lost out to 'The X Factor', with 'Strictly', 'Dancing On Ice' and 'Any Dream Will Do' also up for the prize.
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    And speaking of 'The X Factor', the 2007 NTAs took place at a time when Dannii Minogue and Sharon Osbourne were still trying to convince everyone that they didn't hate each other.

    An interesting time for us all.
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    This... was still going on.
  • Alan Davidson / Silverhub/REX/Shutterstock
    Has this much A-list glamour ever been encaptured in one photo?
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    Kara Tointon - a long way off 'Strictly Come Dancing', 'Mr Selfridge' and 'The Sound Of Music Live' - hit the red carpet in this purple ensemble. It was a choice, let's just say that.
  • David Fisher/Rex/Shutterstock
    In fact, "purple" and "shiny" were clearly the buzzwords for the evening, as here's what JSP wore to the event.
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    And speaking of shiny ensembles... these were the days when Sinitta had yet to sport a leaf bikini on 'The X Factor', but had tried her hand at fashioning a dress out of a bin liner.
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    Still one of the stars of 'Emmerdale' at this point, Jenna-Louise Coleman was in attendance, unaware at this point her roles in 'Doctor Who' and 'Victoria' would take her out of the Dales and into the spotlight.
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    Kelly Brook put in an appearance, as she was still a contestant on 'Strictly Come Dancing' at this time (and, let's be honest, she's never been one to turn down a red carpet).
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    'Big Brother' still had... well... cultural relevance at this point, and while host Davina McCall was a no-show, reigning champion Brian Belo was there to see if the show won Most Popular Reality Programme.
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    'Big Brother' twins Samanda were also there, fresh from the release of their single 'Barbie Girl', which reached 26 in the UK singles chart. 
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    Kelly Osbourne, for some reason, was picked to cover what was going on backstage. Here she is with Dannii Minogue, who she would later go on to tweet was "the devil".
  • Jon Furniss via Getty Images
    Kym Marsh - then known as Kym Ryder - was crowned Best Newcomer, having joined 'Coronation Street' a year earlier.

    She beat out stiff competition from Jo Joyner and Gemma Merna, from 'EastEnders' and 'Hollyoaks' respectively.
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    'Doctor Who' was named Most Popular Drama, back when David Tennant still held the keys to the TARDIS.

    He was also awarded Most Popular Actor, over Corrie's Antony Cotton, EastEnders' Charlie Clements and Hollyoaks' James Sutton.
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    Meanwhile, Lacey Turner was named Most Popular Actress, which she was awarded by young 'Ugly Betty' actor Mark Indelicato.
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    It was a big night for Jeremy Clarkson, who was honoured with the Special Recognition award. This was back in the days before he was axed for lamping a producer in the face, we should note.
  • Jon Furniss via Getty Images
    'Top Gear' was also named Most Popular Factual Programme, over 'This Morning', 'The F Word' and 'The Jeremy Kyle Show' (sidenote: Gordon Ramsey, Jeremy Clarkson and Jeremy Kyle is a party we'd happily lose our invite to).
  • Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock
    'EastEnders' won Most Popular Serial Drama for the third year in a row (it wouldn't be until 2010 that 'Coronation Street' eventually won in this category again).
  • Eamonn McCormack via Getty Images
    As you can see, Babs was particularly happy to see the Albert Square gang emerge triumphant.
  • Jon Furniss via Getty Images
    Kate Garraway... enjoyed herself afterwards.
  • Alan Davidson / Silverhub/REX/Shutterstock
    As did 'Hollyoaks' star Jennifer Metcalfe apparently.
  • Dave M. Benett via Getty Images
    And as the expression goes, "no afterparty is complete without Trisha Goddard..."
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    ...or June Brown, for that matter.
  • Alan Davidson / Silverhub/REX/Shutterstock
    The tallest couple in showbiz, Tess Daly and Vernon Kay, were in attendance, with Tess waiting to see if 'Strictly' could scoop Most Popular Talent Show.
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