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Ryder reveals nerves at awards

Stacey Solomon and Shaun Ryder have admitted they both felt nervous before performing together at the National Television Awards ceremony.

The I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! winner and runner-up opened the show with an unlikely duet of the Happy Mondays' hit Step On.

Afterwards, Shaun said: "I get terrified, especially when there are 10 million people watching it."

Although Stacey said she was not aware of any plans for the pair to release a single together, she added: "I love him, so it could be discussed."

Speaking backstage after picking up the award for Most Popular Comedy Programme, Benidorm's Steve Pemberton said the show had "absolutely got legs", and teased viewers about what to expect from the new series.

He said: "We have Cilla Black, we have Bananarama, we've already had Louie Spence. We have Melvyn Hayes, and Danyl Johnson from last year's X Factor."

After picking up the award for Most Popular Newcomer, Ricky Norwood, who plays Fatboy in EastEnders, said he was "so happy" to have won, and dedicated it to his grandmother.

The stars of The Inbetweeners, who picked up the Digital Award for their show, said they were now focusing on making their film based on the sitcom. Joe Thomas said: "We haven't started filming yet but we want it to be amazing, but we're a little bit scared."

Lacey Turner said she already missed playing Walford's Stacey Branning, a role she left last year.

Talking backstage she said: "It was a massive part of my life. I miss her already. I haven't played her since November and was very upset when I left, but a good upset. And they haven't killed her off."

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