The stars gathered on the red carpet ahead of the National Television Awards on Tuesday night to honor the small screen’s biggest and brightest stars.
But just hours later, the event’s departure was a little less glamorous, as celebrities gathered in taxis outside the O2 Arena after the boozy bash.
Maya Jama and Michelle Keegan opted for comfort, while the Love Island host donned a pair of Nike Dunks and actress Michelle donned a cozy tracksuit.
The TV presenter, who missed the red carpet earlier in the evening, still looked impeccable as she left the event in her elegant black evening gown.
Meanwhile, some looked a little teary-eyed after the drunken ceremony when Vicky Pattison was seen stretched out in the back of a cab.
On the road! Maya Jama led the National Television Awards exit on Tuesday
Cozy: Maya Jama and Michelle Keegan opted for comfort, while the Love Island presenter donned a pair of Nike Dunks and Michelle (pictured) donned a cozy tracksuit
Chilling: Meanwhile, some watched with slightly teary eyes after the drunken ceremony, as Vicky Pattison stretched out in the back of a cab.
Love Island Queen! Maya still looked beautiful at the end of the evening as she left in a cab
Other big names spotted leaving the arena included Holly Willoughby and her husband Dan Baldwin, who pitted at McDonalds for a late night snack on their way home.
Holly shared a photo of herself eating a Quarter Pounder burger in the back of a cab, but didn’t reveal if she attended any of the after parties.
Earlier in the evening, Holly appeared to take a swipe at former co-star Phillip Schofield as she won the National Television Awards on Tuesday night.
Hours after Phillip, 61, unfollowed her on Instagram, Holly, 42, seemingly replied with a thinly veiled critique of her ex-boyfriend as she addressed her “difficult year” while chatting to the press at the glitzy event.
Speak with The sun at London’s 02 Arena, Holly noted; ‘If I’m very honest: it went with ups and downs. It has been a difficult year for everyone, but the good thing is that you notice that people are rallying around you and that the good will is there.
She continued, “People want things to move forward. It feels different.’
It was a night of what ifs for Alison Hammond and flagship show This Morning, but it was business as usual for Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly as the National Television Awards kicked off Tuesday night.
Under the lights of the arena, Ant and Dec 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!
Cya! Other big names spotted leaving the arena included Holly Willoughby and her husband Dan Baldwin, who pitted at McDonalds for a late night snack on their way home.
Yum! Holly shared a photo of herself eating a Quarter Pounder burger in the back of a cab, but didn’t reveal if she attended any of the after parties.
Glamorous! Michelle and her husband Mark Wright arrived at the Intercontinental Hotel before changing into more comfortable clothes
Shake off? Shane Ritchie seemed to be catching up on sleep in the back of the car
What a gentleman! Joe Swash arrived with a garment bag
Home time! He was loading the car before going home
The pair claimed the award ahead of the coveted Hammond, notably selected ahead of her This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby in the Best Presenter category.
Meanwhile, This Morning lost its title of best daytime show when The Repair Shop claimed the award, with the ITV daytime show being the subject of boos from the audience as the awards ceremony got under way.
It comes at a time when the ITV morning programme, which has enjoyed a winning streak in the daytime category in recent years, continues to face setbacks amid the furor of the Phillip Schofield affair.
Repair Shop presenter Jay Blades encouraged the crowd to cheer as the show’s team took the stage at The O2 and snapped a photo of the moment, noting it was a “rarity” for them to receive the award won.
Blades thanked the voters and the team behind the show, adding, “I want to salute my experts, they are my family.”
He also praised his fellow nominees at This Morning, The Chase and Loose Women, saying “We’re the new kids in the ad. I’m glad we won this time.
“I know it won’t be normal, so thank you.”
Ant and Dec – who also competed with Martin Lewis, Claudia Winkleman and Bradley Walsh for Best Presenter – admitted they were “more nervous than ever” before heading to the event Tuesday night, but were just as “humbled and grateful” to receive the honor as they had once been.
Ant said, “Thank you so much to the NTAs, we’ve got quite a long list of thanks, all the shows and the people we work with, we’re the happiest two men on television because we have the best production teams and the best people to to cooperate with you, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.’
His presenting partner Declan Donnelly added: ‘Thank you to ITV, Kevin and Katie and the whole team at ITV for your continued support. Thank you to our fantastic management team for your support, thank you gang, you are in the box somewhere.
“Thank you to our lovely wives, our beautiful children. I can’t believe we’re still getting away with this…”
Ant interrupted: Were you more nervous than ever?’
Dec agreed, “Even before my hands were sticky and my heart is throbbing but we’re as humbled and thankful tonight as the first time we won so thank you for taking the time to vote for us we really appreciate it. ‘
The ‘I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here!’ presenters promised to continue working together as long as possible.
Dec said, “We’ll see you on television again soon.”
Ant added, “We’ll keep doing it as long as you want us to keep doing it.”
Elsewhere, Danielle Harold cried as she accepted the Serial Drama Performance Award for her former role in EastEnders.