NTAs 2020: Jessica Wright dons shimmering black dress

NTAs 2020: Jessica Wright shows off her toned legs as she walks the red carpet in shimmering black dress with daring thigh-high slit

She always cuts a glamorous figure at many a showbiz event.  

And Jessica Wright made sure she pulled out all the stops at the National Television Awards in London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday, flaunting her toned pins in a jaw-dropping dress with a soaring thigh-high slit.

The 34-year-old former TOWIE star showed off her enviable figure in a black shiny dress that also featured a cut-out panel at the waist.

Show stopper: Jessica Wright made sure she pulled out all the stops at the National Television Awards in London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday, flaunting her toned pins in a jaw-dropping dress with a soaring thigh-high slit

The television personality strutted down the red carpet in sky-high Louboutin heels and amped up the glamour with a bronzed make-up look.

Her heavy eye make up made for a piercing glare and her slicked back hair with a loose ponytail drew attention to her pretty features. 

She accessorised with a pair of silver earrings to complete her show-stopping look for the huge event at London’s O2.

One of the biggest nights in the TV calendar, stars from a rage of shows don their most glamorous looks to attend the lavish ceremony.

Beauty: The 34-year-old star showed off her enviable figure in a black skintight dress with a stomach cut-out and a soaring thigh-high slit 

Bronze: The television personality strutted down the red carpet in sky-high Louboutin heels and amped up the glamour with a bronzed make-up look

The most hotly contested category is Drama, which will see Killing Eve, Peaky Blinders, Line Of Duty, Call The Midwife and Casualty go head-to-head for the top prize.

Line Of Duty left viewers gripped in the spring when it returned with its fifth series, while Killing Eve has also been praised by fans despite the departure of showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Gentleman Jack – which was praised by viewers for Suranne Jones’ performance as the 19th Century lesbian Anne Lister – has been nominated for Best New Drama against Chernobyl, A Confession, Cleaning Up and The Capture.

Chernobyl has also been acclaimed as one of the greatest TV shows in history, and won big at the Golden Globes on Sunday by scooping Best Limited Series or TV Movie.

Many of these show’s stars are also set to battle it out in Serial Drama Performance, which consists of Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Idris Elba (Luther), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack) and Michael Stevenson (Casualty).

Peaky Blinders has continued to be a huge success with its fifth series earning the show’s highest ratings ever, and writer Stephen Knight has already confirmed that production is underway for series six.

Meanwhile Jodie has already won a slew of awards for her performance as the ruthless assassin Villanelle, and it remains to be seen whether she will add an NTA to her collection.

Leggy display: Jess ensured all eyes were on her in her glamorous dress 

Ant made a triumphant return to screens in January 2019 alongside presenting partner Dec, after he took a hiatus in 2018 following his drink-drive arrest.

It seems the presenting duo are more beloved than ever as they have been nominated for TV Presenter for the 19th year in a row.

While the pair are inevitably tipped to win the prize, once again they will have stiff competition from Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Graham Norton and Bradley Walsh.

Among the shows Ant and Dec fronted in 2019 was Britain’s Got Talent, which has also been nominated for Talent Show alongside Dancing On Ice, Strictly Come Dancing and The Voice UK.

Host David has also been nominated in the Best TV Judge category, and will battle it out with close pal Simon Cowell, as well as Sir Tom Jones (The Voice UK), will.i.am (The Voice UK/ The Voice Kids), and RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK).

Looking good: The brunette slicked her dark hair back in a tight ponytail 

In the comedy category, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s lauded comedy Fleabag will go up against Ricky Gervais’ After Life, as well as Derry Girls, Sex Education, and former winner Mrs Brown’s Boys.

Little Mix star Jesy Nelson was praised by fans and viewers for her documentary on the impact of cyber-bullying, and the BBC Three special has been nominated in the Factual category.

The special will compete against Ambulance, Gogglebox, Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs and Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip.

In Serial Drama Performance, Coronation Street’s Katie McGlynn has earned her first ever NTA nomination, following her emotional exit scenes in October when Sinead Tinker lost her battle with cancer.

She will compete against Danny Dyer (EastEnders), Danny Miller (Emmerdale) and Gregory Finnegan (Hollyoaks).

Fancy footwear: The reality TV personality added a pair of lace-up heels to complete her look

Gorgeous: The Essex beauty showed off a liberal amount of skin in the flattering number 

All of the cast members have featured prominently in hard-hitting storylines, as Danny Dyer’s Mick Carter has seen his marriage in turmoil as his wife Linda’s drinking problems continue to escalate.

Danny Miller’s Aaron Dingle faced the tragedy of his husband Robert being jailed for life, after he attacked his sister Victoria’s rapist Lee in violent scenes.

Meanwhile Gregory’s James Nightingale was recently unmasked as one of the culprits in Mercedes McQueen’s shooting, and he has struggled to hide the guilt around his involvement in the crime.

Beaming: Jess put on an animated display as she arrived at the venue in style 

While the Big Four soaps will all compete for the Serial Drama Award, for Newcomer the nominees are Jurrell Carter (Nate Robinson in Emmerdale), Peter Ash (Paul Foreman in Coronation Street), Max Bowden (Ben Mitchell in EastEnders) and Imran Adams (Mitchell Deveraux in Hollyoaks).

Love Island has been nominated for Challenge Show alongside The Circle, The Apprentice, MasterChef and The Great British Bake Off.

Some of the nation’s most popular daytime shows are facing off against each other for the Live Magazine Show award.

This Morning is up for the gong yet again, having previously won nine years in a row.

They will go head-to-head with Loose Women, Good Morning Britain and Sunday Brunch.

I’m A Celebrity is nominated for the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award along with The Graham Norton Show, The Chase and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.


New Drama

Chernobyl [WINNER]

A Confession

Cleaning Up

Gentleman Jack

The Capture


After Life


Derry Girls

Sex Education

Mrs Brown’s Boys [WINNER]

TV Presenter

Ant and Dec [WINNER]

Graham Norton

Bradley Walsh

Holly Willoughby 

Phillip Schofield 


Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out [WINNER]



Paul O’ Grady: For The Love of Dogs

Gordon, Gino and Fred Road Trip 


Line Of Duty

Peaky Blinders [WINNER]

Call The Midwife

Killing Eve


Challenge Show

Love Island 

The Circle 

The Apprentice 


The Great British Bake Off [WINNER]

Live Magazine Show

This Morning [WINNER]

Loose Women

Good Morning Britain

Sunday Brunch  

Drama Performance

Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) [WINNER]

Idris Elba (Luther)

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)

Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack)

Michael Stevenson (Casualty)

TV Judge

David Walliams (Britain’s Got Talent) [WINNER]

Simon Cowell (BGT/ X Factor)

Sir Tom Jones (The Voice UK)

will.i.am (The Voice UK/The Voice Kids)

RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK)

Serial Drama Performance 

Katie McGlynn (Sinead Tinker in Coronation Street) [WINNER]

Danny Dyer (Mick Carter in EastEnders)

Danny Miller (Aaron Dingle in Emmerdale)

Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale in Hollyoaks) 

Serial Drama


Coronation Street

Emmerdale [WINNER]


Talent Show 

Strictly Come Dancing [WINNER]

Britain’s Got Talent 

Dancing On Ice

The Voice UK 

Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

I’m A Celebrity [WINNER]

The Graham Norton Show

The Chase

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK 


Jurrell Carter (Nate Robinson in Emmerdale)

Peter Ash (Paul Foreman in Coronation Street) [WINNER]

Max Bowden (Ben Mitchell in EastEnders)

Imran Adams (Mitchell Deveraux in Hollyoaks) 



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