NTAs 2020: Jesy Nelson breaks down in tears as she scoops award

Jesy Nelson broke in tears as she scooped a trophy in the Factual category for her documentary Odd One Out at the National Television Awards on Tuesday night.

The star admitted she was 'overwhelmed' as she took to the stage at London's O2 Arena to accept the top prize for her heart-wrenching film, which focused on the bullying and trolling she endured since rising to fame.

And as her proud boyfriend Chris Hughes looked on from the front row of the star-studded audience, Jesy, 28, wept while thanking him for boosting her confidence.

Emotional: Jesy Nelson broke in tears as she scooped a trophy in the Factual category for her documentary Odd One Out at the National Television Awards on Tuesday night

Emotional: Jesy Nelson broke in tears as she scooped a trophy in the Factual category for her documentary Odd One Out at the National Television Awards on Tuesday night

As she openly wept, the singer said: 'I'm so sorry, this is so overwhelming. I'm such a baby! Thank you so much.'

After thanking the producer and director and her mother, she turned her attention to Chris, as she gushed: 'I want to thank Chris, my boyfriend for bringing me up every day and making me feel confident.'

She continued: 'I want to thank every person that voted. You have no idea what this means to me, to us. I don't think we expected this reaction when we made it...

Beau: She was supported by her boyfriend Chris Hughes, with whom she sat in the front row

Beau: She was supported by her boyfriend Chris Hughes, with whom she sat in the front row

Overwhelmed: The Little Mix star admitted she was 'overwhelmed' as she took to the stage at London's O2 Arena to accept the top prize for her heart-wrenching film

Composed: The singer struggled to compose herself as she started her emotional speech

Overwhelmed: The star admitted she was 'overwhelmed' as she took to the stage at London's O2 Arena to accept the top prize for her heart-wrenching film

Grateful: As she openly wept, the singer said, 'I'm so sorry, this is so overwhelming. I'm such a baby! Thank you so much'

Grateful: As she openly wept, the singer said, 'I'm so sorry, this is so overwhelming. I'm such a baby! Thank you so much'

'I'm so grateful that such a negative experience in my life turned into such a positive one.' 

Earlier in the evening, the singer donned an eye-catching orange gown for the occasion, accompanied by boyfriend Chris on the red carpet. 

The bright number featured a corset-styled bodice with the rest of the dress trailing off into an elegant train.  

It also boasted a daring thigh-high split, which put her ample assets and tattoos front and centre. 

Confidence: As her proud boyfriend Chris Hughes looked on from the front row of the star-studded audience, Jesy, 28, wept while thanking him for boosting her confidence

Confidence: As her proud boyfriend Chris Hughes looked on from the front row of the star-studded audience, Jesy, 28, wept while thanking him for boosting her confidence

Bubbly: The star enjoyed a glass of bubbly as she sat in the front row at the star-studded show

Bubbly: The star enjoyed a glass of bubbly as she sat in the front row at the star-studded show

Holding hands: The loving couple held hands ahead of the Little Mix star receiving her award

Holding hands: The loving couple held hands ahead of the star receiving her award

Jesy wore her heavy brown locks to one side and sported an expertly applied palette of make up and jewellry from Lark & Berry cultured diamond rings.

She clutched the hand of her handsome boyfriend Chris, who was with her every step along the way of her battle with online trolling. 

The hour-long production that shed light on Jesy's struggle, and subsequent suicide attempt, also became the top show on BBC iPlayer after its release, with 1.87 million requests within seven days. 

A huge 64 per cent of viewers on the BBC platform were 16-34 year-olds.

Odd One Out also aired on BBC One in September last year, with 3.3 million viewers and a 55 per cent growth in show watchers compared to initial overnight ratings.

Hoping for a win: Earlier in the evening, Jesy wowed as she stepped onto the show's red carpet

Hoping for a win: Earlier in the evening, Jesy wowed as she stepped onto the show's red carpet 

Boyfriend: The 28-year-old was supported by her devoted boyfriend Chris on the red carpet

Boyfriend: The 28-year-old was supported by her devoted boyfriend Chris on the red carpet 

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Huge hit: Jesy pictured with Colleen Nolan. Jesy's show became the top show on BBC iPlayer after its release, with 1.87 million requests within seven days

Huge hit: Jesy pictured with Colleen Nolan. Jesy's show became the top show on BBC iPlayer after its release, with 1.87 million requests within seven days

Big numbers: Odd One Out also aired on BBC One in September last year, with 3.3 million viewers and a 55% growth in show watchers compared to initial overnight ratings

Big numbers: Odd One Out also aired on BBC One in September last year, with 3.3 million viewers and a 55% growth in show watchers compared to initial overnight ratings

Wow: Jesy flung her heavy brown locks to one side and sported an expertly applied palette of make up that gave a stage to her focussed glare

Wow: Jesy flung her heavy brown locks to one side and sported an expertly applied palette of make up that gave a stage to her focussed glare

This means that the hard-hitting documentary is the highest 16-34 viewed programme on BBC One this year in peak time, the BBC has said.   

Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three, and who commissioned the documentary, added: 'This was such an important, brave film, which fully deserves to be the top factual title on BBC Three. 

'Bringing this to so many people was a huge team effort which ensured the film had high visibility and was talked about in key channels for youth audiences in the lead up to broadcast. 

'It proves that BBC Three continues to move in the right direction and we’re incredibly happy that so many people have watched and connected with the film and we hope that making it helped Jesy, and helps others that have suffered bullying.'

Details: The bright number featured a corset-styled abdomen area with the rest of the dress trailing off into an elegant train

Beauty: The Little Mix star looked stunning

Details: The bright number featured a corset-styled abdomen area with the rest of the dress trailing off into an elegant train

Candid: Jesy left viewers in tears with her Odd One Out documentary as she bravely spoke about her battle with depression

Candid: Jesy left viewers in tears with her Odd One Out documentary as she bravely spoke about her battle with depression

Breaking records: Jesy Nelson's Odd One Out documentary broke BBC Three records

Breaking records: Jesy Nelson's Odd One Out documentary broke BBC Three records

While Alison Kirkham, Controller, BBC Factual Commissioning, said: 'I am so pleased that Jesy Nelson’s film has resonated so powerfully with audiences. 

'This film, and others in the Mental Health season earlier this year, are part of our ongoing commitment to tackling mental health issues and we know that they make a real difference to those going through similar experiences, with many more people opening up and contacting mental health charities. 

'My huge thanks to Jesy for having the courage to share her story and to all the production team for making such an important film.'

Jesy left viewers in tears with her Odd One Out documentary as she bravely spoke about her battle with depression.    

What a woman: The programme, which emotionally explores the Little Mix star's, 28, horrific trolling ordeal and suicide attempt, also became the top show on BBC iPlayer after its release with 1.87 million requests within seven days - 64% being 16-34-year-olds

What a woman: The programme, which emotionally explores the star's, 28, horrific trolling ordeal and suicide attempt, also became the top show on BBC iPlayer after its release with 1.87 million

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