Holly Willoughby exudes glamour in  lilac gown for the NTAs

Holly Willoughby exudes glamour in  figure-hugging lilac gown and diamond necklace as she leads the stars on the NTAs red carpet

Holly Willoughby looked radiant as ever as she led the stars on the National Television Awards red carpet on Tuesday.

The TV presenter, 42, cut a glamorous figure in a sleeveless lavender gown by Suzanne Neville that highlighed her incredible figure.

The garment featured a flowing train while Holly accessorised with an eye-catching silver necklace.

The This Morning host gave her overall look an old Hollywood feel as she wore her blonde locks in a vintage style.

Sharing a snap of her outfit to Instagram, Holly wished this year’s nominees well ahead of the show.

Style: Holly Willoughby looked radiant as ever as she led the stars on the National Television Awards red carpet on Tuesday

Stunning: Holly Willoughby looked radiant as ever in a lilac gown as she shared a look at her outfit for the National Television Awards on Tuesday

Flawless: The This Morning host gave her overall look an old Hollywood feel as she wore her blonde locks in a vintage style

She wrote: ‘NTA’s … lets go! To everyone who has been nominated tonight, enjoy every moment…’

Also in attendance was Katie Piper who looked sensational as she arrived on the red carpet in a flowing black gown.

The Loose Women presenter’s outfit featured a cream floral detail along the neckline while the train had a pleated embellishment.

Showing off the garment’s backless detail, Katie styled her blonde tresses into an elegant up for the evening.  

The National Television Awards are taking place at The O2 Arena in London this year for the 28th annual ceremony.

In the wake of the Phillip Schofield scandal, the NTAs will see  Holly put on a united front with her co-stars Alison Hammond, who is up for a Best Presenter nomination.

This year, Holly is said to be determined to lead ITV’s This Morning to defend its title of best daytime show – despite Holly being booed at the event last year.

The ITV morning programme has been on its own winning streak in the daytime category for the last number of years. 

It comes after she returned to the programme alongside Alison on Monday following an eight-week summer break, to lackluster reviews.

Earlier this year, the show was thrown into turmoil when her long-running co-host and ‘BFF’ Schofield resigned after admitting to an ‘unwise but not illegal’ affair with a younger male colleague.

The pair faced boos from the crown at last year’s NTAs following the scandal in which they appeared to skip the queue to see the Queen lying in state.

Not-so happy family: Toxic allegations have surrounded This Morning recently, suggesting the show won’t bag Best Daytime Show (This Morning cast pictured at the awards in 2020) 

Naughty! Before their partnership came to an end earlier this year, Holly and Phillip left viewers in hysterics in 2016 when they turned up to host This Morning after an NTAs all-nighter

Despite Holly not being nominated for an award this year, it didn’t stop her rallying behind Alison.

She took to Instagram and wrote: ‘Having been lucky enough to have this summer break to focus on the children, it’s now lovely to be back on the sofa and there was certainly joy in abundance with Alison Hammond today! 

‘This wonderful lady has been nominated in the ‘Best Presenter’ category at tomorrow night’s NTA’s and there is still time to vote for her. 

‘So, [if] you’ve ever been filled with joy by The Hammond…and let’s be honest, who hasn’t?!…then you know what to do, click here to vote!’

She added: ‘This week’s lunar phase is the Third Quarter Moon. It’s known as a good time to release negativity and any old habits that might be hindering you, which sounds very fitting for the new beginnings that come with the arrival of September. 

‘Let’s make every effort to shed anything that’s holding us back and move forwards with light, love and positivity.’ 

Holly and Phillip are known for turning up to the morning show, still dressed in their NTA gowns, straight after a night on the booze – which is certain that there won’t be a repeat this year.

This Morning is up against Loose Women, The Chase and The Repair Shop to win the Day Time award.

Millions have voted for their favourite shows and TV moments and presenters in the run up to the big day, which host Joel Dommett will reveal.

Trusty soaps, Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks are up for the Serial Drama award. 

Meanwhile, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are in the running to bag the Best TV Presenter award for the 22nd year in a row.

The fans favourites duo are the bookies favourite to scoop the award and continue their record-breaking streak for another year.

Bookies have placed Ant and Dec 1/4 to win, with next in line Alison at 5/1, then Bradley Walsh in 6/1, with Martin Lewis and Claudia Winkleman both on odds of 10/1.

While the pair have been making history with their win, they faced backlash from viewers last year after bagging the National Television Award for Best Presenter for the 21st year in a row.

The Geordie duo were both unable to attend last year after contracting Covid, with Stephen Mulhern accepting the gong on their behalf.

The late Paul O’Grady could be honoured as his ITVX show, Paul’s For The Love Of Dogs is listed in the factual entertainment category after the death of the TV presenter and comedian earlier this year.

It will compete against Clarkson’s Farm, Sort Your Life Out and The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.

Two shows presented by Ant and Dec are in the running for the Bruce Forsyth entertainment award – I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Saturday Night Takeaway.

The duo have announced they will be taking a break from the latter show after its 20th series in 2024.

National Television Awards 2023: NOMINEES

New Drama

Beyond Paradise

Blue Lights

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story



Reality Competition

Love Island

Race Across the World

SAS: Who Dares Wins

The Traitors


Authored Documentary

Deborah James: Bowelbabe in Her Own Words

Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now 

Matt Willis: Fighting Addiction

Rob Burrow: Living with MND


Returning Drama

Call the Midwife

Happy Valley 

 Stranger Things



TV Presenter

Alison Hammond

Ant & Dec 

 Bradley Walsh

Claudia Winkleman

Martin Lewis



Clarkson’s Farm

Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

Sort Your Life Out

The Martin Lewis Money Show Live


Drama Performance

Brenda Blethyn, DCI Vera Stanhope, Vera 

India Amarteifio, Young Queen Charlotte, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

James Norton, Tommy Lee Royce, Happy Valley

Judy Parfitt, Sister Monica Joan, Call The Midwife

Sarah Lancashire, Catherine Cawood, Happy Valley


The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway


I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

The Masked Singer

Serial Drama

Coronation Street





TV Interview 

Louis Theroux Interviews…

Piers Morgan Uncensored

The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show

The Graham Norton Show


Serial Drama Performance

Charlotte Jordan, Daisy Midgeley, Coronation Street

Danielle Harold, Lola Pearce-Brown, EastEnders

Dominic Brunt, Paddy Kirk, Emmerdale

Maureen Lipman, Evelyn Plummer, Coronation Street


Quiz Game Show

Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel

Richard Osman’s House Of Games

The 1% Club

The Chase Celebrity Special


Rising Star

Benjamin Chivers, Isaac, The Devil’s Hour

Bobby Brazier, Freddie Slater, EastEnders

Channique Sterling-Brown, Dee-Dee Bailey, Coronation Street

Lewis Cope, Nicky Milligan, Emmerdale



Loose Women

The Chase

The Repair Shop

This Morning





Ted Lasso

Young Sheldon


Talent Show

Britain’s Got Talent

Strictly Come Dancing

The Great British Bake Off

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