Ex-Hear'Say singer Kym Ryder received the Most Popular Newcomer prize at the National Television Awards last night – but failed to thank hubby Jack in her acceptance speech.

The 31-year-old won the gong for her role as feisty Michelle Connor in Coronation Street.

On accepting the award, Kym said the prize 'topped a great year'.

But while she thanked the show's cast, crew and scriptwriters, as well as the fans and viewers, Kym made one glaring omission.

The actress – who turned up in a daring red gown – didn't mention hubby Jack, 26.

And strangely, he wasn't even in the audience to see her pick up her gong at the bash on Halloween in London's Royal Albert Hall.

'He's taking the kids trick or treating,' she explained. 'I really wanted to dress up as a ghost.'

Kym made amends later in the night by thanking Jack at the after-show party.

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The full list of winners
Best Actor: David Tennant
Best Actress: Lacey Turner
Best Drama: Doctor Who
Best Soap: EastEnders
Best Entertainment Show: Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Best Reality Show: I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!
Best Entertainment Presenter: Ant and Dec
Best Comedy Programme: The Catherine Tate Show
Best Factual Show: Top Gear
Most Popular Newcomer: Kym Ryder
Best Talent Show: X Factor
Special Recognition Award: Jeremy Clarkson

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