Casualty's Derek Thompson kicked out of NTAs following drunken scuffle
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 January 2016
Derek Thompson was escorted out of the National Television Awards on Wednesday night after he lashed out at security following a few too many alcoholic beverages
'Casualty's Derek Thompson was reportedly kicked out of the National Television Awards on Wednesday (20.01.16).
The 67-year-old actor, who is known for playing senior nurse Charlie Fairhead in the medical drama, was allegedly escorted out of the venue at London's O2 arena after he was involved in a drunken scuffle with security at the after-party.
An onlooker explained: "Derek was completely legless. It looked like he'd been drinking all night.
"There was a small group of other guests watching his behaviour and everyone was shocked because he was acting so differently to his character.
"The security staff were incredibly annoyed with the situation, but it was obvious Derek just didn't want the party to end."
Derek's co-star Charles Dale, who portrays lovable Mackenzie 'Big Mac' Chalker, attempted to step in and pull the drunken star away from the heated situation out of fear the police would be called and he'd end up in a cell for the night.
The source added to The Sun newspaper: "Charlie was trying to help because he could see Derek was in a real state and it could have escalated to police being called."
Meanwhile, 'Casualty', which has been on screen since 1986, was nominated for best drama at the glamorous event but missed out on the golden trophy to 'Downton Abbey'.