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Suranne Jones: 'I missed my antenatal class to come to the NTAs!'

Pregnant Suranne Jones emerged successful at the National Television Awards on Wednesday night (20Jan16), scooping two gongs for Doctor Foster.

Suranne Jones missed her antenatal class to attend the National Television Awards on Wednesday night (20.01.16).

But thank goodness she did, as the 37-year-old actress ended up taking home two accolades for her hit show Doctor Foster, including Best Drama Performance for her portrayal of the jilted wife Dr. Gemma Foster.

Suranne had earlier used her turn on the red carpet at London's O2 Arena to reveal she and husband Laurence Akers are expecting their first child together, showing off a substantial bump beneath her stylish asymmetric black gown.

As she took to the stage to accept her second award for the evening, Suranne joked with the audience: "Thank you so much. I’m so thrilled.

"I should be at an antenatal class with my husband, and erm... We didn't go! So if anyone from the group wants to email how to give birth or tips on labour that would be quite useful!"

Suranne then humoursly commented that she was going to celebrate her victories by taking off her shoes. She also decided against attending any after-parties in favour of an early night.

Other big winners of the evening included Danny Dyer, who appeared to have hit the free alcohol quite early and seemed fairly tipsy by the time he made it to the stage to pick up his award for Best Serial Drama Performance for his role as Mick Carter in EastEnders.

Taking his time to draw attention to the other nominees in his category - Rakhee Thakrar in EastEnders, Alison King in Coronation Street and Michael Parr in Emmerdale - he commented: "I want to thank my mum and dad for having a roll about in 1977 and conceiving me!"

EastEnders also took home the covered Best Serial Drama award for the second year running.

"I'm so happy we've won," an emotional Kellie Bright said while collecting the prize with numerous members of the cast.

"It means so much, we've had a massive year with the 30th anniversary and the live week. Everyone on the show works so so hard."

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