Eastenders star Khali Best took home the ‘Best Newcomer’ award at last night’s annual National Television Awards.
A shocked Khali said in his speech:
Hello everyone. Wow, wow this is mad,’ Khali said as he began his speech. ‘This is mad. Good god almighty.
‘Well first of all I didn’t think I was going to win so I’m going to keep it real, keep it honest and come from the heart.
‘First of all I want to thank God. Secondly thank my mum and thank all the people at EastEnders, they’ve been fantastic.
‘I want to thank Dominic Treadwell-Collins too for first of all believing in me and continuing to believe in me.’
After Khali left the stage host Dermot O’Leary said in a snide tone , “good speech… for someone who wasn’t expecting to win” and then added “see you in a cotton picking minute“ before going to a commercial break.
I thought that was an interesting response/choice of words used by Mr X Factor.
Did you have a problem with this particular win Dermot?
Anyway congratulations Khali who to my knowledge is the first black person on British television to win an award of this kind.