NTAs 2021: Holly Willoughby and Giovanna Fletcher turn up the glam on red carpet

By Susan Knox

The National Television Awards 2021, are finally here and the stars are already marching the famous red carpet as they gear up to celebrate the best that British TV has to offer.

The Masked Singer's Joel Dommett is set to host the long-awaited ceremony for the first time, and some of the biggest UK stars are on their way to London's O2 Arena to strut their stuff on the red carpet, while some hold hopes of taking home an award for their work.

The NTA's are always a special moment in the showbiz industry, but this year's awards are particularly meaningful due to the fact it was already delayed twice this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

After a hugely exciting year of TV – which included the return of Line of Duty, Call the Midwife, The Crown, and Love Island - the most famous faces on TV have made up for lost time as they dressed to impress for the exciting night ahead.

Giovanna Fletcher

Giovanna Fletcher attends the National Television Awards 2021 (Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Vernon Kay and Giovanna Fletcher (PA)


I'm A Celebrity best buds Vernon and Giovanna were reunited on the red carpet.

The showbiz pals complimented one another as I'm A Celeb winner Giovanna stunned in a flowing white gown.

Over the top, the author turned TV star wore an elegant feathered shawl which did wonders to add an essence of the roaring 20s to her ensemble.

Meanwhile, Vernon looked super sharp in a patterned navy suit complete with a pale blue shirt.

Holly Willoughby

Ever the fashionista, Holly stunned on the red carpet (PA)
(PA)

Ever the fashionista, Holly Willoughby rocked up to the red carpet looking better than ever.

The This Morning beauty looked a vision in a metallic blue gown which featured a cheeky transparent detail in the skirt.

The off-the-shoulder gown looked made for Holly's enviable figure while the belted detail cinched her waist in.

Holly styled her short blonde locks in subtle waves and went for a dramatic makeup look with plenty of highlight.

Emily Atack

(David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)
(PA)

Emily Atack was a lady in red as she oozed sex appeal on the NTA's red carpet.

The former Inbetweeners actress showcased her killer curves and cinched waist in the velvet number.

Emily looked like a classic beauty as she styled her blonde locks in vintage waves which cascaded down past her shoulders.

She finished off the stunning look with a slick of nude lipstick and plenty of blush.

Kate Garraway

Kate looked stunning black gown adorned with sequins and a cut-out shoulder detail (PA)
GMB co-hosts Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway (PA)

Kate Garraway told her fans that was thinking about skipping the NTAs tonight.

Thankfully, she changed her mind last minute after some encouraging words from a stranger who insisted that her documentary helped her sister get through her Covid illness before she tragically passed away.

After having a change of heart after the unexpected meeting with the kind stranger, Kate rocked up to the red carpet brimming with confidence in a stunning black gown adorned with sequins and a cut-out shoulder detail.

The GMB star is being nominated for her documentary, named Finding Derek, that she made about her husband Derek's battle with coronavirus.

Finding Derek is up for the Authored Documentary prize at this year's National Television Awards.

Her film is shortlisted alongside Katie Price : Harvey and Me, Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children, Rob Burrow: My Year With MND and Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency.

Kate had reservations about whether or not she should attend the awards tonight due to the fact her award was up against some stiff competition, but after doing a U-turn, she oozed elegance as she stormed the red carpet after a traumatic year.

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

(PA)

This Morning duo Eamonn and Ruth 'scrubbed up well' on the red carpet as they donned matching suave ensembles.

Eamonn, who has been suffering with severe back problems this year, had an extra accessory on the night as he walked the red carpet with the help of his cane - and of course, his stunning wife.

Ruth looked like a Hollywood star as she showcased her age-defying looks in an asymmetrical black gown which did wonders to accentuate her gorgeous figure.

Michelle Heaton

Michelle Heaton stole the show on the red carpet (PA)
Michelle looked sensational in the satin red gown (Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Michelle Heaton stole the show on the red carpet as she arrived to the swanky ceremony.

The 42-year-old singer looked sensational in a striking satin red gown which featured a classic mermaid tail.

Michelle flaunted her enviable curves in the figure-hugging number as she oozed vintage glamour.

Katie Price

Katie opted for a trousers look on the red carpet (PA)
Harvey and Katie share a kiss before the ceremony (David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

Katie Price and her 19-year-old son Harvey stormed the red carpet arm-in-arm ahead of the special awards ceremony.

The mother-son duo even shared a sweet kiss as they posed for snaps to celebrate their nomination for Best Documentary at the NTA's.

Proud mum Katie looked chic in a pair of sequin patterned trousers as she opted not to wear a dress to the awards.

She teamed the daring pants with a 70s style long-sleeved blouse which added an extra pop of drama to the outfit.

Katie didn't stop there however as she upped the ante in the hair department by wearing a clip-in braid which almost touched the ground.

Meanwhile, Harvey looked dapper in an all black ensemble.

Ant and Dec

(PA)
(David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

As ever, Ant and Dec pulled out all the stops for the NTA's.

The TV duo dressed to impress in matching tuxedo suits ahead of the ceremony where they are up for Best TV Presenter award for the 20th year running.

TV legends Ant and Dec also got the opportunity to pose alongside their wives -Anne-Marie Corbett and Ali Astall- who looked beautiful alongside their nominee husband's.

Millie Court and Liam Reardon

(Anthony Harvey/REX/Shutterstock)
(Anthony Harvey/REX/Shutterstock)

Love Island 2021 winners Millie Court and Liam Reardon may have been late to the red carpet, but the pair well and truly made an entrance in their showstopping looks.

Essex babe Millie, 24, looked more sophisticated than ever before as she stunned in an elegant sequin emerald green gown.

The blonde beauty slicked her locks back into a tight bun and upped the ante with a smokey eye look and plenty of contour.

Meanwhile, her Love Island beau Liam proved he could pass for the next James Bond in a dapper suit.

The pair gazed lovingly into one another's eyes as they posed for the cameras.

Rochelle and Marvin Humes

(Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Showbiz power couple Marvin and Rochelle Humes proved that they are one of the most stylist couple's in the UK celebrity circuit as they stormed the red carpet with daring looks.

Former Saturdays singer Rochelle looked sensational in a long-sleeved white gown featuring an elegant cut-out detail on the shoulder.

The brunette beauty wore her dark tresses in a high ponytail as she allowed her dress to do the talking.

Meanwhile, her hunky hubby wore a patterned unbuttoned shirt underneath a classic black blazer and some matching slacks.

Davina McCall

(David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)
(Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Davina's sequin silver gown stole the show on the runway as the TV presenter honned in on a vintage Silhouette.

The oversized shoulders and gathered waistline of the eye-catching frock demanded attention.

Davina finished off the bold look with a pair of classic black heels and a matching clutch bag.

Angelica Bell

TV presenter Angelica Bell brought the sequins to the red carpet (PA)

TV presenter Angelica Bell brought the sequins to the red carpet in a showstopping teal one-shoulder gown.

The stunning star's dress embodied 80's fashion thanks to the bellowed satin sleeve and the mermaid tail.

Angelica topped off the bold look with a slick high ponytail and some daring eye shadow.

Laura Whitmore

(Mike Marsland/WireImage)
(David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

Love Island host Laura Whitmore swerved her usual colour palette for the NTA's red carpet as she donned a metallic-black satin gown.

The Irish star turned heads with the striking frock as she arrived at the awards after taking London's Underground to get there.

Laura beamed in the halterneck dress which also featured a pleated skirt and sequin detailing.

The blonde bombshell topped off the look with a pair of strappy nude heels.

Maura Higgins

The Irish star looked like a goddess (PA)
Maura's outfit turned heads on the red carpet (PA)

Former Love Island star Maura Higgins ensured that her outfit would get tongues wagging.

The Irish star looked like a goddess as she flaunted her toned abs in a tiny gold sequin crop top and a matching mermaid-tail skirt.

The brunette bombshell oozed sex appeal as she posed up a storm for the cameras.

Frankie Bridge

(Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
(Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Frankie Bridge made the most showstopping entrance on the red carpet tonight.

The former Saturdays singer set temperatures soaring in a stunning open back black satin gown which did wonders to accentuate her model-like figure.

The gorgeous star let the spectacular dress do the talking as she opted for a simple hairstyle and a bronzed makeup look.

Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran

Chloe and Toby looked sensational on the red carpet (PA)
Chloe stunned in a black feather dress (Scott Garfitt/REX/Shutterstock)

Love Island 2021 runner-ups Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran looked sensational as they walked the NTA's red carpet arm-in-arm after their whirlwind summer in the famous villa.

Although fans are only used to seeing them in swimwear, the pair ditched their swimming trunks and bikini's for elegant looks at London's O2 Arena.

Chloe oozed class as she showcased her incredible figure in a bold bandeau black dress which was embellished with a black feather trail.

The Love Island beauty took to her Instagram stories earlier today to show off her preparation for the exciting night ahead, and all the hours in glam truly paid off as she wowed on the red carpet.

Chloe wore her freshly dyed blonde locks away from her face as she styled her tresses in a classy low ponytail.

She beamed alongside her new boyfriend who looked dapper in an all-black tuxedo.

Faye Winter and Teddy Soares

(Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Another Love Island couple that stormed the NTA's red carpet this evening was Faye Winter and Teddy Saores.

The loved-up couple, who came in third place in the 2021 final, oozed glamour as they cuddled up to one another for the cameras.

Faye stunned in a satin white gown adorned with a silver chain neckline while her beau looked dapper in an all black ensemble.

Ferne McCann

(PA)
(PA)

First Time Mum star Ferne McCann oozed vintage glamour in a one-shouldered flowing white gown.

Ferne upped the sex appeal as she flaunted her killer legs through the thigh-high split on the dress.

The TV star topped off the striking look with a slick of bold red lipstick and a huge Hollywood smile.

Billie Faiers

(Dave Benett/Getty Images)
(PA)

Former TOWIE star Billie Faiers turned heads in a classic cream satin dress.

The reality TV star embodied Marilyn Monroe as she modelled the simple yet stunning gown on the red carpet.

Billie finished off the elegant ensemble by styling her blonde locks in a classic up-do.

Maya Jama

As always, Maya Jama looked sensational in a figure-hugging gown.

The Glow Up presenter, 27, modelled a strapless black dress which featured a thigh-high split and a sequin bodice.

Maya, who recently went public with her boyfriend Ben Simmons, wore her dark tresses in an up-do as she sported a clip-on fringe to add to the chic ensemble.

Chloe Ferry

(PA)
(PA)

Geordie Shore star Chloe Ferry embodied Cher on the red carpet as she donned a feathered gown with silver sequins.

The reality TV star flaunted her famous curves in the nude number which did wonders to accentuate her cinched waist and ample assets.

Chloe wore her brunette locks in loose waves as they fell to one side.

As always, she upped the ante in the makeup department as she sported her signature bronzed glow.

Charlene White

Loose Women's Charlene White turned heads in a neon green sixties-style gown (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Charlene teamed her neon green dress with an even louder rainbow handbag (Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Loose Women's Charlene White turned heads in a neon green sixties-style gown.

The 41-year-old TV star added a brave pop of colour to the red carpet this evening, and she oozed confidence as she posed for snaps in the daring gown.

The much-loved star didn't stop there though, she teamed her neon green dress with an even louder rainbow handbag which was adorned with sequins and a gold chain strap.

Janette Manrara

(PA)
Janette ensured that the eye-catching dress did the talking (PA)

Strictly Come Dancing star Janette Manrara upped the ante on the red carpet in a gorgeous rust gown.

The brunette bombshell made sure to model an array of trends with her frock as the unusual piece featured feathers, a plunge neckline, and stunning ruffle detailing.

Janette ensured that the eye-catching dress did the talking as she stripped her locks back into a high up-do in a bid to show off the elegant neckline of the dress.

She went for a smokey-brown eye look to tie in the colour scheme of her ensemble and topped it off with a slick of nude lipstick.

AJ Pricthard

The eager dancer turned TV star oozed sophistication in an deep navy two-piece suit (PA)

As ever, former Strictly Come Dancing professional AJ Pritchard looked suave as he stepped onto the red carpet.

The eager dancer turned TV star oozed sophistication in an deep navy two-piece suit.

The 26-year-old, who also appeared on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here last year, added a pop of colour and personality to the otherwise classic suit by donning a dark purple tie.

It's been a busy year for AJ after he and his younger brother and former Love Islander Curtis, both tried their hand in the acting world.

The showbiz duo bagged roles as Marco and Jacob in Hollyoaks but soap fans have continued to mocked their 'wooden' acting skills on the C4 show.

Nevertheless, AJ is determined to prove his critics wrong and has hopes of one day picking up an NTA for himself.


What is inkl?

Important stories

See news based on value, not advertising potential. Get the latest news from around the world.

Trusted newsrooms

We bring you reliable news from the world’s most experienced journalists in the most trusted newsrooms.

Ad-free reading

Read without interruptions, distractions or intrusions of privacy.