While seeing his son and EastEnders actor Bobby Brazier get an award at the National Television Awards 2023 last night, TV host Jeff Brazier broke down in tears.
Bobby’s debut moments as Freddie Slater on the BBC serial opera aired last year, and since then, he has gained a lot of adoring admirers.
Bobby took yesterday (September 5) off from Strictly Come Dancing practice to prepare for the NTAs, which were broadcast on ITV and hosted by Joel Dommett.
The young actor competed in the ceremony’s Rising Star category, which he later won!
Bobby ultimately chose to dedicate the prize to his father Jeff, who watched in tears as his son accepted the gleaming plaque in front of the EastEnders cast and crew.
Bobby, whose late mother was reality TV personality Jade Goody, said: “This is all about my dad and has very little to do with me.”
I’ve heard him remark, “because I can,” throughout the past 20 years. He would often declare, “because I can,” as if it were his mantra. Why not? I can, so why not.”
You’re sobbing, not you.
Overall, EastEnders had a fantastic night as the BBC One drama won the Best Serial Drama prize and Danielle Harold received the Best Serial Drama Performance award.
The Knight family has been introduced, Cindy (Michelle Collins) and Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) have returned, and many powerful storylines have been featured on EastEnders over the past year, including the death of Lola Pearce, Amy Mitchell’s (Ellie Dadd) battle with mental illness, and Suki’s (Balvinder Sopal) and Eve’s (Heather Peace) complicated love story.