Comedian Johnny Vegas was seen going off on a sweary rant as Peter Kay’s Car Share won the award for Best Comedy at the National Television Awards.
The comedian’s TV show – Benidorm – lost out to Peter Kay’s much loved sitcom on the night, but the usually cheery Johnny Vegas did not seem happy at all.
The cameras cut to the crowed and found Johnny standing up and yelling: “You b*****d!” [SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR VIDEO]
It was unclear, however, who he was aiming his anger at.
It didn’t take long for the viewers at home to notice Johnny’s outburst, and took to social media to ask the question, as one person asked: “Just rewound that. NTA jonnyvegas what was that all about?!”
Another added: “Who was jonny Vegas having a pop at?”
A third shared: “Woooo jonnyvegas didnt look happy.”
Peter Kay was said to be “gutted” that he couldn’t be there to collect the award that Care Share won for Best Comedy at the National Television Awards.
Kay’s co-star Sian Gibson, as well as two of the production team, were on hand to collect the prestigious award on behalf of the comedian.
“Obviously I have got to say thank you so much to Mr Peter Kay,” said Gibson.
“He is gutted he can’t be here tonight but he sends his love.
“He’s going to be over the moon.
“We’re off to phone him now.”
Johnny Vegas took it well #NTAs ? you could hear the gezza shouting "cut" "cut" focusing on the wrong runner up ?
— Nina Cranstoun (@Nina___C) January 23, 2018
Gibson did not elaborate as to why Peter Kay was not at the event to collect the award, but he was recently forced to cancel his 100 date UK tour due to “unforeseen family circumstances.”
The Bolton-born comedian had recently added a string of dates to the mammoth tour, which was due to kick off in Birmingham on Saturday, April 21, 2018 and wrap in Liverpool on March 19, 2019.
However, on December 13th, the 44-year-old confirmed that he’d had to pull the plug on the huge tour.
The announcement on his Facebook page read: “Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects.”
Peter Kay last hit the road with his stand up act in 2010 for his record breaking The Tour That Didn’t Tour Tour…Now on Tour, and it was this UK wide tour that broke the Guinness World Record for the biggest selling comedy tour of all time with 1.2million people attending.
And the Bolton funnyman said that because of the new material he’s amassed, he couldn’t wait to take to the stage again.
“I really miss it. I know how lucky I am to be making television series and have really loved these past few years working on Car Share but I miss doing stand-up,” he said last month.
“As terrifying as it is, when it works there’s nothing more fun and exciting. Plus, a lot has happened in the last eight years, with Trump, Twitter and my Nan getting her front bush trimmed at the age of 96. I can’t wait to get back up on stage.”
In other news, This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s big moment was upstaged by Bradley Walsh as they collected their award for best daytime TV programme.
Phil kicked off the acceptance speech by saying: “We love getting up very very early in the morning, even when it’s cold and dark so that we can work on a show that we’re so proud of, and I can work with someone who I absolutely adore working with.”
Holly added: “I’m lucky to work with not only one of my best friends but as far as I’m concerned, the best team in the business.”
But when Phillip noticed that Bradley Walsh had somehow snuck his way up onto the stage, he said: “Bradley Walsh, what a devil!”
“When the hell did you join?” Phil said.
Holly joked: “Bradley Walsh is our new doctor, he’s taking over sexual health. So if anyone’s got an issue, come and speak to Doctor Brad.”
The duo were nominated in the category of best presenter, but much like an actor being nominated for Best Actor in the same category as Daniel Day-Lewis, the This Morning pair naturally lost out to none other than Ant and Dec, who picked up their 17th NTA award.
Ant understandably became very emotional as he took to the stage and thanked viewers for their support after a difficult year for him in 2017, which saw him admitted to rehab with an addiction to pain killers.
Earlier this month he also announced he was divorcing his wife Lisa Armstrong after eleven years of marriage.
“It’s been a very emotional night tonight, quite a year, quite a tough 12 months, so winning this means a lot,” said Ant.
“I would personally like to thank family and friends, I love you and thank you, thank you for your support, and thank you to you, little guy,” he joked, talking to Dec.
“I love you, Dec, let’s not cry,” he then laughed.
“It has been quite the year,” said Dec, “but this tops it off. It is really appreciated, possibly this year more than any other.”
To round up, the Factional Entertainment award went to the everyone’s favourite Gogglebox, as I’m A Celebrity grabbed the Challenge Show award.
Coronation Street’s Lucy Fallon beat out stiff competition to take home the best Serial Drama Performance award for her work in the challenging storyline in which her character Bethany is caught in the middle of a harrowing grooming and abuse storyline.
Suranne Jones beat a stacked nominee list including the likes of Oscar nominee Tom Hardy, Sheridan Smith and David Tennant to take home the Drama Performance award for her work in Doctor Foster, and Doctor Foster was at it again when the viewing public somehow thought that the BBC show was a better drama than cultural phenomenon Game of Thrones…not sure about that one, but there you go.
Emmerdale was the big winner in the Serial Drama category, as the ITV soap beat usual contenders Coronation Street, EastEnders and Hollyoaks to the top prize in soap land.