The stars of the small screen came together on Tuesday to celebrate the best actors, actresses and shows in British television, at the National Television Awards.

The ceremony, hosted by Dermot O'Leary at the O2 Arena, is the only television awards show that is voted for solely by the British public.

And, it was Ant And Dec were the biggest winners on the night at the 23rd anniversary of the event. Despite a turbulent year for the TV duo - which saw Ant McPartlin overcome an addiction to super-strong painkillers following a stint in rehab - they nabbed the award for best presenters for the 17th year running.

The Geordie double act started off the night by winning the Challenge Show Award for I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and followed that success by claiming the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award for Saturday Night Takeaway.

This was the first time the award has been given out. Previously named the Entertainment Show award, the gong was renamed in honour of the late entertainment legend who sadly passed away in August of last year.

Who were the other main winners on the night?

Strictly Come Dancing beat The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and The Voice UK to win the best Talent Show for the fourth time. It's been a big year for the BBC One dancing show as an impressive 13.1 million viewers tuned into the finale to watch former Holby City actor Joe Mcfadden and his partner Katya Jones lift the glitter ball trophy - capping the most popular series in its 14-year history.

Apart from Holly Willoughby nearly wiping out the cast of Emmerdale by dropping her phone from a balcony, the ITV soap had a night to remember. The cast of Emmerdale won best Serial Drama for the second year running, however, Coronation Street and Eastenders didn't leave empty handed with Lucy Fallon bagging the award for best Serial Drama Performance for her role as Bethany Platt in Coronation Street, and Eastenders actor Danny Walters who plays Keanu Taylor winning best Newcomer.

Willoughby was obviously in a celebratory mood as This Morning won the award for Daytime entertainment for the eighth year in a row.

Doctor Foster had a night to remember as the show won best Drama programme and leading lady Suranne Jones took home the best Drama Performance for her role as Gemma Foster. It was a busy night for the actress, who donned a 50/50 badge campaigning for gender equality and more substantial roles for women, as she also presented Gogglebox with the award for best Factual Entertainment, continuing their four-year winning streak.

Sisters Ellie and Izzie Warner collected the award on behalf of the cast and in a particularly poignant moment they dedicated the win to Leon Bernicoff and his wife June. The 83-year-old passed away last month following a short illness. Leon and June were one of the first couples to be cast by Channel 4 when Gogglebox was first launched in 2013.

The Impact Award was given to BBC Natural History series Blue Planet 2 for its part in raising awareness, changing people's perceptions towards plastic and in turn influencing environmental policies in government.

The other awards of the night were collected by Peter Kay's Car Share for the best Comedy show, the Crime Drama award went to Broadchurch, David Walliams was crowned best TV Judge and lastly, Paul O'Grady won the Special Recognition Award.

NTA'S best dressed

The star-studded National Television Awards is one of the biggest events on the celebrity calendar and the outfits definitely don't disappoint- but who impressed on the red carpet at London's O2 Arena?

Here are some of the best looks...

Coronation Street stars Faye Brookes and Catherine Tyldesley ensured they would make an impact on the red carpet as they dazzled in dresses by Manchester dress designer Zeynep Kartal, while co-star Lucy Fallon wowed in a black floor-length sheer gown. Queen of the Jungle Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo wore a show-stopping frock by the same designer.

Presenter Maya Jama certainly stole the show as she wore an incredible custom-made pale pink AloNuko gown.