We chatted to the stars on the red carpet at the National TV Awards last night
The National TV Awards returned last night for another glitzy ceremony, with the hottest talent in television being acknowledged. But before the likes of Downton Abbey’s cast and the X Factor judges could take their seats they had to walk the red carpet.
We caught up with Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham), who still seemed stunned by how successful the show is, telling us: ‘I’m enormously proud of the show. The cast and crew work pretty darn hard for six months of the year, and to see that it’s been take to so many bosoms around the world it’s wonderful.’
The show’s creator, Julian Fellowes, couldn’t have been more chuffed with its global domination and said: ‘The American reaction has been extraordinary. The actors are treated like they’re old stars and that has been quite fun for some of them.’
Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant, Kimberley Walsh shared the red carpet with the Downton Abbey stars, before
taking to the stage for her debut solo performance. Speaking about being without the rest of Girls Aloud she said: ‘It’s always easier to have the girls beside because they can always back you up. I’m used to doing stuff on my own, from doing Shrek so it’s going to be fine.’