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23/01/2018 19:29 GMT | Updated 23/01/2018 23:56 GMT

NTAs 2018: Ant And Dec Miss The Start Of The Awards Thanks To London Traffic

Scarlett Moffatt and Gemma Collins also had transport nightmares.

It happens every year, but it seems some celebs just can’t seem to learn this lesson: there’s seriously bad traffic in London.

This year’s main culprits were Ant and Dec, who missed the start of the National Television Awards on Tuesday (23 January) night, after getting stuck en route to London’s O2. 

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Ant and Dec at last year's TV Baftas

The duo took to Twitter to explain why they hadn’t arrived yet, promising that they were tuning in any way: 

Thankfully, they made it there in time for the second award of the night, picking up the Best Challenge Show prize for ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’.

“Thank you very much,” Ant told the audience, as last year’s participants made their way on stage. “We love making ‘I’m A Celebrity’, thank you for loving it too.

“We wanna make it forever.”

The presenting duo weren’t the only ones who set off a little too late, as Scarlett Moffatt, Gemma Collins and various ‘Coronation Street’ cast members were delayed for the event after getting gridlocked en route. 

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Scarlett Moffatt

Former ‘Gogglebox’ star Scarlett tweeted she could still see the hotel she was staying in, despite having been in her car for over an hour. 

Meanwhile, ‘TOWIE’ regular and memay queen Gemma was not a happy bunny as she got caught up in traffic on her way to London’s O2 Arena, where the event was being held. 

Posting a video of her and ‘Celebs Go Dating’ co-star Nadia Essex in the back of their car, she tweeted: “Jeez traffic. SADIQ KHAN can we sort out the traffic. Will I even make the NTAS been in car since 5 pm @SadiqKhan please help.”

Nadia added: “Stuck in traffic but having a ball in the car with my datemissgemcollins.”

‘Coronation Street’ actress Faye Brookes - better known as Kate Connor in the ITV soap - posted a video on her Instagram, revealing she was also stuck. 

“We’ve had to get out the car, we may not make it!” she said. 

Before the start of the awards at 7.30pm, other celebrities including Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Susanna Reid, Katie Price and Vicky McClure all walked the red carpet, having managed to get to the venue without too much hassle. 

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