Emmerdale NTA Wins!
Actor James Moore wins the Newcomer gong at the National Television Awards, as Emmerdale wins Serial Drama for the third year running.
It was one hell of a night for Emmerdale as actor James Moore, the young actor who plays Charity Dingle’s long lost son Ryan Stocks, beat off stiff competition to win the Newcomer award at the National Television Awards, held at London’s O2.
To add to the celebrations, Emmerdale then scooped the Serial Drama award for the third year running, beating Coronation Street, Eastenders, and Hollyoaks.
Carried to the stage by his mate (who also nearly dropped him in the excitement), James was thrilled and used his speech to highlight the need for more visibility and castings for disabled actors.
James said: “A year ago I never thought I would be here and for everyone who takes on someone with a disability shows the progression we need in this day and age.”
When his name was announced by Harry and Jamie Redknapp, the cast cheered and launched to their feet, only to rise again when Luke and Matt Goss – aka Bros – revealed them as the final award winners of the night.
It was Isabel Hodgins, who plays Victoria Sugden, that spoke on behalf of the cast and crew, thanking all those involved in creating the show along with fans for their continued support.
Isabel said: “Thank you so, so much to everyone who voted, Emmerdale is an amazing place to work and it’s full of such hardworking people.
“I’d like to thank the cast, the crew, the ADs who I adore, the production, storyliners, producers, everybody who works there.
They were joined by newcomers Asan N’Jie and Jay Kontzle, who play Ellis Chapman and Billy Fletcher, along with James Hooton (Sam Dingle), Karen Blick (Lydia Hart), Charley Webb (Debbie Dingle), and Michelle Hardwick (Vanessa Woodfield). Also attending were Ash Palmisciano (Matty Barton), Chris Bisson (Jai Sharma), Anthony Quinlan (Pete Barton) and Zoe Henry (Rhona Goskirk).
Picture of the night had to go to James Hooton for his cheeky picture with co-star Karen Blick and Bros. Get in!
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