Holly Willoughby, Tulisa and Michelle Keegan spark red carpet fashion war

Michelle Keegan at National Television Awards red carpet.
Cobbled together: Michelle Keegan looks stunning at the National Television Awards.Jonathan Hordle/Rex Features

If you're a glamorous celebrity with a new outfit to debut, there are few better places to do it than the National Television Awards.

As this year's nominees nervously awaited the results, the red carpet was practically packed with celebs from across the TV channels – with red, black and white the prevailing theme.

Tess Daly was among the stars rocking the red look tonight, in a backless floor-length dress that showed off her curves.

She was joined in the style stakes by Christine Bleakley, who also dazzled in red as she posed with Holly Willoughby on the red carpet. The This Morning presenter opted for a more conservative black number, while judge Tulisa Contostavlos offered a hint of cleavage in a figure-fitting white dress that didn't quite have The X Factor.

Pussycat Dolls Nicole Scherzinger and Ashley Roberts arrived separately to the red carpet, but with both now judging UK talent shows it was their turn to be judged. Dancing on Ice's Ashley dawned a stylish but modest white gown while Nicole, not one to hold back, opted for a stunning floor length black ensemble with a plunging neckline and side split flaunting her perfect pins.

Michelle Keegan, who was nominated for her role as Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street, arrived in a cream fishtail dress that would have done nothing to fight the cold.

But despite her goosebumps, the combination of her dress and her flowing hair proved that her sexiest female soap star title won't be given up soon.

And turning up in a daring gold number, the gravity-defying Anthea Turner proved that it’s not just on the ice that she sparkles.

Meanwhile, the lads from McFly arrived in rather dapper matching suits but managed not to look too serious as they posed for the paparazzi.

Check out these outfits for yourself by visiting our photo gallery from the 2013 National Television Awards.

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