NTAs 2021: Joel Dommett forced to LIFT UP Jude Riordan

YOUNG Coronation Street star Jude Riordan had to be lifted up at the National Television Awards last night after he was too small to reach the microphone. 

Comedian and awards night host Joel Dommett ran to the newbie soap star’s rescue and hoisted him into the air in front of millions of live TV viewers.  

Jude, who is just 10-years-old, won the Best Newcomer Award at the 2021 National Television Awards, becoming the youngest NTAs winner ever.  

“Congratulations to new kid on the block, Jude Riordan on scooping the NTA for Newcomer,” said a spokesperson for the ITV awards night.  

One fan said: “Congratulations Jude, you are an amazing young actor. Also well done to Joel for lifting Jude up when he couldn’t reach the microphone.”  

Another said: “Congratulations Jude you deserved this award you are an amazing little actor and an absolute pleasure to watch. 

“Keep up the good work little man you are a star and a brilliant little actor and will go on to bigger things this made my night you winning this award well done.” 

Full list of NTAs 2021 winners: 

The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award 

  • Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway  
  • Taskmaster 
  • I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! – WINNER 
  • The Graham Norton Show 

Returning Drama 

  • Unforgotten 
  • Line of Duty – WINNER 
  • The Crown 
  • Call the Midwife 

Challenge Show 

  • The Great British Sewing Bee 
  • Love Island 
  • The Great British Bake Off – WINNER 
  • Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins 

Serial Drama Performance 

  • Billy Price as Sid Summer in Hollyoaks 
  • Sally Carman as Abi Franklin in Coronation Street 
  • Mollie Gallagher as Nina Lucas in Coronation Street – WINNER 
  • Danny Dyer as Mick Carter in EastEnders 


  • Afterlife – WINNER 
  • Sex Education 
  • Friday Night Dinner 
  • The Vicar of Dibley 

New Drama 

  • Des 
  • It’s A Sin – WINNER 
  • Normal People 
  • Bridgerton 

Quiz Show 

  • Beat the Chasers – WINNER 
  • In For A Penny 
  • Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel 
  • Celebrity Catchphrase 


  • Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip 
  • Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs 
  • Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death 
  • Gogglebox – WINNER 

Authored Documentary 

  • Katie Price: Harvey and Me 
  • Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children 
  • Kate Garraway: Finding Derek – WINNER 
  • Rob Burrow: My Year with MND 
  • Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency 

Special Recognition Award 

  • Line of Duty 


  • This Morning – WINNER 
  • Loose Women 
  • The Chase 
  • The Repair Shop 

TV Presenter 

  • Piers Morgan 
  • Bradley Walsh 
  • Ant and Dec – WINNER 
  • Alison Hammond 
  • Holly Willoughby 

Drama Performance 

  • David Tennant as Dennis Nielsen in Des – WINNER 
  • Vicky McClure as DI Kate Flemming in Line of Duty 
  • Adrian Dunbar as Superintendent Ted Hastings in Line of Duty 
  • Olly Alexander as Richie Tozer in It’s A Sin 
  • Martin Compston as DI Steve Arnott in Line of Duty 

Talent Show 

  • Strictly Come Dancing – WINNER 
  • Britain’s Got Talent 
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK 
  • The Masked Singer 

Serial Drama 

  • Coronation Street – WINNER 
  • EastEnders 
  • Emmerdale 
  • Hollyoaks 

Featured image credit: ITV/Facebook/National Television Awards 

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