It was the National Television Awards (NTA) last night (9 September) and plenty of the North West’s most famous faces attended the O2 arena; some of them even walked home with a few awards.

From Blackburn footballers to Bolton celebrities, an array of people from the region were dressed to impress and ready to have a glamorous night on the red carpet.

Here are some pictures and stories from the North West celebs who attended the event:

ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! scooped the Bruce Forsyth entertainment award and Burnley’s Jordan North was there to claim the award.


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Posting to Instagram, Jordan wrote: “So last night @imacelebrity won a NTA and I couldn’t be happier!

“Better yet I got to see the old camp mates and I still love ‘em all to bits!”

In the pictures, Jordan can be seen smiling next to winner of the 2020 series, Giovanna Fletcher.

AJ Pritchard and fellow Radio 1 presenter, Vick Hope, also made an appearance in his photos.

Vick Hope also posted a snap of the pair on a London tube. 

Jordan can be seen sporting a face mask and trouser suspenders. 

Lancashire Telegraph: Jordan North (Photo:Instagram/@vicknhope)Jordan North (Photo:Instagram/@vicknhope)

Vernon Kay, who also featured in the 2020 series of I’m a Celeb, also posted some pictures to his social media account.



The Bolton-born presenter posted a picture of himself next to presenter, Joel Dommett.

The caption read: “Here it is…#NTAs2021”

Bury’s Victoria Derbyshire met up with Vernon, Jordan and Giovanna and posted the evidence to Twitter.



She wrote: “#Imacelebrity won at the #NTAs - @jordannorth1, @MrsGiFletcher, @vernonkay and me are happy!”

Blackburn-born Rhiannon Clements was also at the NTAs and was nominated for Best Newcomer of the Year for her role as Summer Ranger in Hollyoaks.

Sadly, she didn’t win and lost out to 10-year-old Jude Riordan from St Helens.

The Coronation Street Star is the youngest ever NTA winner ever.

Blackburn Rovers footballer, Bradley Dack, also attended the awards with his fiancée.

Olivia Attwood posted some pictures of the duo, along with Ferne McCann, to her Instagram story just as they set off for the awards.

Lancashire Telegraph: (Photo: Instagram/ @oliviajade_attwood)(Photo: Instagram/ @oliviajade_attwood)

In the story, the Love Island star explained that this is the first time Bradley has attended the NTAs with her.

“I’m so excited to be third wheeling,” Ferne joked.

Channel 4 show, Gogglebox, also scooped an award at the NTAs and some Blackpool siblings were there on stage the accept the award.

Sophie Sandiford, Pete Sandiford, Julie Malone and Tom Malone in the press room after winning the factual award. 

Lancashire Telegraph: Sophie Sandiford, Pete Sandiford, Julie Malone and Tom Malone in the press room after winning the factual award for Gogglebox (Ian West/PA).Sophie Sandiford, Pete Sandiford, Julie Malone and Tom Malone in the press room after winning the factual award for Gogglebox (Ian West/PA).

The Channel 4 show fended off competition from documentary Caroline Flack: Her Life And Death, travel series Gordon, Gino And Fred: American Road Trip and Paul O’Grady’s For the Love Of Dogs to claim the gong on Thursday night.

Blackpool's Sophie Sandiford couldn't finish her acceptance speech and joked: "It’s the drink – sorry."

Big brother, Pete, took over and said: “We just wanna say a massive thank you to Channel 4 and Studio Lambert and the NTAs for having us tonight.

“Without our cast and crew none of this would be possible.

"The crew work tirelessly to make the show in such a short space of time."

Another star of the show, Julie Malone, also paid tribute to the Gogglebox cast who passed away earlier in the year.

She said: “On behalf of all the Gogglebox families I would just like to say thank you for this award.

“On a sadder note I would like to nominate it to all the people we have lost sadly over the past 18 months to two years.

“That’s Andy, Pete, Mary and everybody’s favourite grandma June, who is now reunited with Leon. Thank you so much.”

You can catch up on last night’s National Television Awards on the ITV hub.


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