Jeff Brazier breaks down in tears of joy as his son Bobby, 20, takes home the Rising Star award at the NTAs
Jeff Brazier broke down in tears of joy as his son Bobby took home the Rising Star award at the National Television Awards on Tuesday.
The budding actor, 20, is carving out a career for himself on the screen with his role as Freddie Slater on EastEnders.
After his name was announced, Bobby immediately hugged his father, 44, who looked overjoyed at his son’s success.
Bobby credited his win to Jeff while on stage, saying: ‘This has very little to do with me and everything to do with my dad.
‘Over the course of the last 20 years I’ve heard him say, “because I can”. It was a mantra of his and him just saying that, “because I can”. Because I can, why not?’
Proud: Jeff Brazier broke down in tears of joy as his son Bobby took home the Rising Star award at the National Television Awards on Tuesday
Success: The budding actor, 20, is carving out a career for himself on the screen with his role as Freddie Slater on EastEnders
Over the moon: After his name was announced, Bobby immediately hugged his father, 44, who looked overjoyed at his son’s success
During his acceptance speech, the soap star stayed humble and joked he still feels like he has ‘no idea’ what he’s doing while on set.
Bobby is the son of Jeff and reality star Jade Goody who died of cervical cancer when Bobby was just five years old.
Elsewhere during the show, it was Ant and Dec who claimed their 22nd NTA at the annual ceremony following a successful return to the Australian jungle with ITV1 juggernaut I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The pair claimed the award ahead of the much fancied Hammond, notably selected ahead of her This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby in the category for Best Presenter.
The co-hosts – who were also competing with Martin Lewis, Claudia Winkleman and Bradley Walsh – admitted they were “more nervous than ever” before going into the event on Tuesday evening, but were just as “humbled and grateful” to receive the honour as they had ever been.
Elsewhere Danielle Harold cried as she picked up the Serial Drama Performance Award for her former role in EastEnders.
The actress appeared genuinely stunned as she made her way onto the stage after her portrayal of brain tumour victim Lola Pearce-Brown’s final days saw her scoop the accolade ahead of Emmerdale’s Dominic Brunt and Coronation Street stars Charlotte Jordan and Maureen Lipman.
Accepting the award from Michelle Collins – who excitedly shouted “Yes” when she read out Danielle’s name, the actress said: ‘I literally… I really didn’t prepare anything, I thought this is the biggest, biggest, biggest shock and I can’t believe I’m standing in front of the O2.
Family: Bobby looked on cloud nine as he posed alongside his father after winning the award
Success: Bobby’s EastEnders co-star Danielle Harold took home the Seria Drama Performance award
Role: During his acceptance speech, the soap star stayed humble and joked he still feels like he has ‘no idea’ what he’s doing while on set
Tragedy: Bobby is the son of Jeff and reality star Jade Goody who died of cervical cancer when Bobby was just five years old (pictured with Jade in 2004)
‘I just want to say literally every single person who had an input into this storyline and the research, guys this is for you.
Earlier in the evening, the TV Interview honour went to The Graham Norton Show but unlike category rivals Louis Theroux, Piers Morgan and Chris and Rosie Ramsay, the host wasn’t at the ceremony to be able to accept the accolade in person
The Traitors won the Reality Competition prize, while the third season of ‘Happy Valley’ landed the Returning Drama honour.
The evening’s first award, the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award, was presented to Gogglebox.
Happy Valley also triumphed on the night, with the show winning in the category for Returning Drama, while actress Sarah Lancashire claimed the award for best Drama Performance while she also was honoured with a Special Recognition award.
National Television Awards 2023: NOMINEES
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Race Across the World
SAS: Who Dares Wins
Deborah James: Bowelbabe in Her Own Words
Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now
Matt Willis: Fighting Addiction
Rob Burrow: Living with MND
Call the Midwife
Ant & Dec
Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
Sort Your Life Out
The Martin Lewis Money Show Live
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
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
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
The Repair Shop
Britain’s Got Talent
Strictly Come Dancing
The Great British Bake Off
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