National Television Awards 2011

Kym Marsh faced an angry “backlash” last night after she tweeted that she was surprised Waterloo Road won an award for Best Drama at the NTAs last night.

Kym tweeted live throughout the show, and when the hit serial won the award, she tweeted, “Not being funny! Waterloo road??? X (sic)”

Her page was bombarded by angry responses from fans of the show, which prompted Kym to reply, “Why are people getting so personal to me cos I don’t like Waterloo road?

“I’m not being personal to them less their in it! Bore off!! Ha x.

She later wrote, “Guys calm yourselves I’m not slagging Waterloo road I was simply saying that of the nominees I was surprised it win please calm down.

“My mates are in it and they ain’t offended so…….”

And in response to one particularly angry tweet, Kym replied “oh grow up! It’s not bitching it’s having an opinion no doubt like you have.”

Kym later concluded that all the Twitter followers who’d left angry tweets were “strange folk”.

Were you as surprised as Kym that Waterloo Road won? Or did you think they deserved the gong?

The X Factor is going to figure large in this year’s National Television Awards – which airs tonight on ITV1 at 7:30pm – because not only will Dermot O’Leary be hosting, Stacey Solomon will perform…

And according to a Sun exclusive, she’ll be dueting with I’m A Celeb star and Happy Mondays singer, Shaun Ryder. The pair will open the show tonight with the Happy Mondays hit, ‘Step On’.

A show source told the paper, “They must be seen to be believed.

“It’s like beauty and the beast. It won’t be your typical Shaun performance. He’s got a nice suit on and has choreographed the moves.”

And Shaun said of Stacey – who he of course met while in the jungle for I’m A Celeb – “That girl is phenomenal. She thinks she’ll end up back at Starbucks.

“She can’t see that she has a career ahead and that she is beautiful.”

This year’s X Factor winner Matt Cardle will sing tonight too, but back to Dermot, and he’s due to take a spin in Dr Who’s Tardis alongside Matt Smith in a fun sketch for the show.

Don’t miss the action tonight!

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Three
  • ITV1
  • ITV2
  • 4
  • E4
  • Film4
  • More4
  • Five
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  • Sky1