Phillip Schofield makes surprise appearance at NTAs leaving viewers baffled – but did you spot him? | The Sun

PHILLIP Schofield made a surprise appearance at the National Television Awards last night – months after being axed from This Morning.

The 61-year-old was sensationally dropped by ITV in May after confessing to an "unwise but not illegal" affair with a much younger male colleague at This Morning.

On Tuesday evening Phil's former co-host Holly Willoughby attended the NTAs without him as the show lost out on Best Daytime TV for the first time in 12 years.

But Phil managed to pop up during a tribute to the late Paul O'Grady.

As the show paid tribute to Paul, who passed away in March, an image of Phil at a previously ceremony flashed up on screen during a clip of the comedian winning an award.

Last night Holly, 42, took a subtle swipe at her former friend and colleague – hours after it was revealed he'd unfollowed her on Instagram.

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Speaking to The Sun on the red carpet, Holly opened up about a "difficult" year for This Morning.

She said: "If I am really honest, it has been up and down.

"It has been a difficult year for everybody but what’s lovely is you find that people rally around you and the goodwill is there.

The mum-of-three also posted a telling comment about "releasing negativity" and "new beginnings" shortly after Phil's social media snub was revealed.

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NTAs 2023: the winners

Serial Drama

  • Coronation Street
  • EastEnders – Winner
  • Emmerdale
  • Hollyoaks

Talent Show

  • Britain’s Got Talent
  • Strictly Come Dancing – Winner
  • The Great British Bake Off
  • The Great British Sewing Bee

New Drama

  • Beyond Paradise
  • Blue Lights
  • Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
  • Wednesday – Winner


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


  • Brassic
  • Ghosts
  • Ted Lasso
  • Young Sheldon – Winner

Authored Documentary

  • Deborah James: Bowelbabe in Her Own Words
  • Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now – Winner
  • Matt Willis: Fighting Addiction
  • Rob Burrow: Living with MND

Rising Star

  • Benjamin Chivers (Isaac, The Devil’s Hour)
  • Bobby Brazier (Freddie Slater, EastEnders) – Winner
  • Channique Sterling-Brown (Dee-Dee Bailey, Coronation Street)
  • Lewis Cope (Nicky Milligan, Emmerdale)


  • Clarkson's Farm
  • Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs – Winner
  • Sort Your Life Out
  • The Martin Lewis Money Show Live

TV Presenter

  • Alison Hammond
  • Ant & Dec – Winner
  • Bradley Walsh
  • Claudia Winkleman
  • Martin Lewis

Quiz Game Show

  • Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel
  • Richard Osman’s House of Games
  • The 1% Club – Winner
  • The Chase Celebrity Special

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) – Winner

Serial Drama Performance

  • Charlotte Jordan (Daisy Midgeley, Coronation Street)
  • Danielle Harold (Lola Pearce-Brown, EastEnders) – Winner
  • Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk, Emmerdale)
  • Maureen Lipman (Evelyn Plummer, Coronation Street)

TV Interview

  • Louis Theroux Interviews…
  • Piers Morgan Uncensored
  • The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show
  • The Graham Norton Show – Winner

Reality Competition

  • Love Island
  • Race Across the World
  • SAS: Who Dares Wins
  • The Traitors – Winner

Returning Drama

  • Call the Midwife
  • Happy Valley – Winner
  • Stranger Things
  • Vera

The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

  • Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
  • Gogglebox – Winner
  • I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
  • The Masked Singer

Special Recognition

Sarah Lancashire

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