The National Television Awards offer a chance for the biggest names in TV to be honoured for their contributions over the past 12 months, as were these stars from compelling dramas, game-changing comedies and thought-provoking factual shows who received gongs over the years.
But a few of the more unexpected recipients from the vaults might come as something of a surprise.
Whether it’s an underdog proving everyone wrong, an unlikely star emerging triumphant or even just the inclusion of some rather bizarre categories, here are 12 of the most surprising NTAs winners from over the years...
Sam Aston - Most Popular Newcomer (2004)
Lily Savage - Most Popular Entertainment Presenter (1999)
'Big Brother' - Most Popular Factual Programme (2001)
'Loose Women' - Most Popular Factual Programme (2010)
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes - Most Popular Detective (2014)
Sharon Osbourne - Most Popular Expert On TV (2005)
'Stephen Fry In America' - Most Popular Star Travel Documentary (2009)
Ant and Dec - Most Popular Entertainment Presenter (2001)
Nikki Grahame - Most Popular TV Contender (2006)
Anna Friel - Most Popular Actress (1995)
'Celebrity Juice' - Multichannel (2015)
Danny Dyer - Serial Drama Performance (2015)
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.