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Disabled Actor James Moore Wins Best Newcomer At NTAs

January 23, 2019

Same Difference has only just heard of him, but we are excited to read that he shares our editor’s disability. We wish him all the very best for a successful acting career.

Emmerdale star James Moore made an emphatic entrance to the stage as he picked up the prize for Best Newcomer at tonight’s (January 22) National Television Awards.

The actor stole the heart of soap fans last year and it looks like things are only getting better for him, but he might wake up tomorrow regretting the beginning of his award acceptance.

Steamrolling up to the stage, James and his helper made it up the stairs before toppling over slightly as they span around.

Luckily, James coolly shook it off and managed to provide a truly heartwarming acceptance speech.

The actor, who like his character has cerebral palsy, said: “Thank you so much, this means the world to me, oh my god. A year ago, I never thought I’d be here, you know what I mean? And for Emmerdale to take on someone with a disability shows the progression that we need in this day and age.”

Previously, James shared his thoughts on the award nomination, saying: “If I won in January, I wouldn’t have even been in Emmerdale for a year. That just blows my mind right there – I haven’t even been on the soap for a year and I’ve already been nominated, let alone winning an NTA.

“But it would mean a lot for people with disabilities. It would be a big step in terms of how far the culture has come in accepting disability in media.”

Well done, James!

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