25/01/2012 15:54 GMT | Updated 26/03/2012 06:12 BST

National TV Awards 2012: Bruce Forsyth Shows Ant And Dec How It's Done In Musical Number

Bruce Forsyth and Ant and Dec didn't disappoint their huge collective fanbase last night, kicking off the National TV Awards with a communal rendition of Let There Be Love... an Oscar-like celebration of reality TV, dramas and all the shows hoping for a look in later in the night.

They got a massive cheer from audience members, including Jonathan Ross and his screenwriter wife Jane Goldman, and Graham Norton.

Other audience members at London's enormous O2 arena included the cast of Downton Abbey, Doctor Who star Matt Smith for the first time, Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden, the cast of Benidorm, Miranda Hart, Alan Carr, and a full contingent of Loose Women.

As the star trio finished and headed off stage, Brucie was heard grumbling to the other two "You kidnapped Alesha... Simon wouldn't do a thing like that..."

When they later won their award for best entertainment presenters, for a stunning 11th time, Ant McFarlane took time to thank Sir Bruce, and tell the audience, "if we have a career half as long as his, we're doing all right."

And Sir Bruce returned to the stage later in the show to present Jonathan Ross with an Outstanding Contribution Award to celebrate his 25 years on television, somebody described by the veteran performer as "a newcomer".

Click here for a full list of all the winners at this year's National Television Awards