David Tennant was surprised with the Special Recognition Award at the 2015 National Television Awards.
The presentation was announced and presented by his favourite band The Proclaimers and a filmed tribute included testimonials from Billie Piper, Catherine Tate, Richard Wilson, Stephen Fry, Russell T. Davies, Olivia Colman and David's father, the Very Reverend Sandy McDonald.
"So much of tonight now makes sense," a stunned David said from the stage. "All those people lying to me!" He went on to dedicate the award to his dad.
The full show, which also includes David Tennant and Olivia Colman presenting the Best Drama Performance Award, is available on ITV Player for the next 30 days