CORONATION Street star Jude Riordan melted hearts as he became the youngest ever winner at the National Television Awards.
The 10-year-old actor, took home the best newcomer award for his role as the adorable Sam Blakeman.
Joel was on hand to give Jude a lift up when he couldn’t reach the microphone[/caption]
Jude, 10, took home the gong for best newcomer but couldn’t reach the microphone[/caption]
Cheered on by his co-stars, the shocked Jude took to the stage to pick up the gong from the Love Island stars Liberty, Kaz, Millie and Liam, but quickly ran into trouble because he was too little to get to the microphone.
Thankfully, host Joel Dommett thought on his feet, and in order to give him his special moment, lifted him so he could make his thank yous.
“Oh my word!” he declared. “This is amazing! I’d just like to say thank you to all my fans for voting for me, and all my Corrie cast and crew for helping me, and my family for supporting me, and yeah – that’s mainly it. Thank you guys!”
He later admitted that it was “very scary” on stage but was glad that his mum was proud.
Viewers at home had their hearts completely melted by the sweet moment and praised the youngster on taking home the award.
Taking to Twitter, one wrote: “Jude Riordan making his acceptance speech while being held up by #JoelDommett is the funniest thing I’ve seen at the #NTAs ! Congratulations Jude”
“Cuteness overload!!!!! Jude Riordon brings home another award for Coronation Street as he wins the award for Newcomer,” said another.
While a third added: “Genuinely cheered out loud at little Jude winning an NTA Award”
Jude fought off some fierce competition for his gong, and was up against Emmerdale’s Emile John, Casualty star Olivia D’Lima, Hollyoaks’ Rhiannon Clements and Rose Ayling-Ellis as Frankie Lewis on EastEnders.
Coronation Street celebrated one hell of a night at London’s O2 Arena, with a clean sweep across the board for all soap gongs.
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The soap as a whole later took home the final award of the night for best serial drama.
The National Television Awards is available on ITV Player.
The star later said he was happy he made his mum proud[/caption]