Actor James Moore wins National Television Award

Actor James Moore, who has cerebral palsy, won a National Television Award on Tuesday evening (22 January) for his role in soap Emmerdale.


James was presented with the award for best newcomer for his role as Ryan Stocks on the show. Ryan has cerebral palsy, as does James.

The awards took place at the O2 Arena in London where James was joined by some of the biggest names in UK television.

The awards are judged solely by public voting, making them a true reflection of who viewers love seeing on their screens.

As football manager Harry Redknapp announced James as the winner messages of support flooded in on social media.

Twitter users expressed their joy saying that his win had moved them to tears.

James was helped onto stage by his friend Glenn where he told the audience that anyone who takes on a person with a disability is showing the progression we need in this day and age.

He went on to thank his fellow cast members for their support and the public for voting.

Since making his Emmerdale debut last year, James has been outspoken about the need for better disability representation in the media.

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