PENDLE Coronation Street actress Natalie Gumede, who plays Kirsty Soames missed out on winning the Best Newcomer at last night's National Television Awards.

The Colne nominee was up against Emmerdale’s Liam Fox, Joseph Thompson from Hollyoaks and winner David Witts, who plays EastEnders tough-nut Joey Branning.

Alan Halsall beat his co-star Michelle Keegan to take home the Best Serial drama performance, after a rollercoaster year for his character Tyrone.

The Corrie cast includes Burnley-born Malcolm Hebden who plays Norris, Rossendale’s Sam Aston and Jennie McAlpine and Edenfield’s Anthony Cotton.

Former Westholme student, Helen Flanagan joined former Pussycat Doll,  Ashley Roberts and collected the gong for Best Entertainment Programme on behalf of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!


Drama: Downton Abbey
Drama performance male: Colin Morgan, Merlin
Drama performance female: Miranda Hart, Call the Midwife
Landmark Award: London 2012
Factual entertainment: Paul O'Grady, For the Love of Dogs
Situation comedy: Mrs Brown's Boys
Talent show: Strictly Come Dancing
Comedy panel show: QI
Entertainment presenter: Ant & Dec
Entertainment programme: I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
Special Recognition Award: Joanna Lumley
Serial drama: Coronation Street
Serial drama performance: Alan Halsall, Coronation Street
Documentary series: Frozen Planet
Daytime programme: This Morning
Newcomer: David Witts, EastEnders