Richard Madden has said that everday in his job is a "privilege" as he scooped two prizes at the National Television Awards.

The Elderslie-born actor took the prize for best drama performance for his role as Sergeant David Budd in the BBC One drama Bodyguard on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old took to the stage in London's O2 Arena to collect his award, and commended co-star Keeley Hawes during his speech.

He said: "Thank you very very much, what an honour I didn't expect thank you to every single person that voted.

Read more: Magnificent Madden apart, it was a rum old night at the National TV Awards

"Big huge thank you to my team, it's a privilege everyday, Jed Mercurio for writing this incredible character.

"And the biggest thank you to Keeley Hawes I couldn't ask for a better more talented actress."

He won out over Peaky Blinders' Cillian Murphy, Doctor Who's Jodie Whittaker, Killing Eve's Jodie Comer and Our Girls' Michelle Keegan.

But the actor's success did not end there, as Bodyguard also won the award for best new drama.

The big win comes just weeks after Madden took home a Golden Globe for his Bodyguard role, and he said the award was a "wake-up call" that will give him more self-confidence.

Read more: Golden Globes 2019: Richard Madden wins for Bodyguard

Madden rose to fame as the King of the North, Robb Stark, in the HBO series Game of Thrones, before later starring as Prince Kit in the 2015 live-action Cinderella alongside Lily James.

He has since been named as a potential successor to Daniel Craig as James Bond, and is set to make his next step in his career in the upcoming musical drama film based on the life of musician Elton John, Rocketman.