Simon Cowell’s show lost out to its bitter rival in the Best Talent Show category at the 21st NTAs ceremony, finishing off a disappointing few months for ‘The X Factor’.
Strictly's Tess Daly and Brendan Cole at the NTAs
The music mogul didn't even turn up to see ‘Strictly’ host Tess Daly and make her way on stage to collect the award, marking the fourth time it has beaten ‘X Factor’ to the gong.
‘The X Factor’ had been thrashed in the ratings war by ‘Strictly’, which pulled up to four million more viewers when they went head-to-head on Saturday nights last autumn.
‘Strictly’ previously won the NTA in 2014, with ‘X Factor’ managing to pull it back last year.
Caroline Flack was the only 'X Factor' star at the NTAs
To add to the embarrassment, The X Factor's former host Dermot O'Leary, who was on NTAs presenting duties, also made plenty of jibes about his old show during the ceremony.
Other winners from the night included Ant & Dec, who took home Best Presenter for the 15th consecutive year, ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’, which won Best Entertainment Show and 'Downton Abbey', which won Best Drama.
Take a look at all the red carpet pictures from the NTAs in the gallery below...
NTAs 2016 Red Carpet Arrivals
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