Rob Burrow loses NTA award to Kate Garraway but fans say he’s ‘forever a champion’



Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow was praised for his documentary ‘My Year With MND’ in light of his loss at the National Television Awards.

The iconic ex-scrum-half was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019 and was featured in a documentary about the disease earlier this year.

The documentary, which received huge acclaim upon release, was nominated for an award for best Authored Documentary at the NTEs but lost out to Kate Garraway: Finding Derek.

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Rob Burrow was able to attend the award ceremony and could be seen enjoying himself and cheering when Kate Garroway was announced as the victor.

There was an outpouring of love for Rob despite the loss at the awards show, with many praising him for the publicity that he had gotten MND.

The MND Association posted: “Rob Burrow: My Year With MND may not have won this time but it’s a winner in our eyes. The awareness it’s raised of motor neurone disease has been incredible. Thank you to Rob Burrow and his family for selflessly sharing their story.”

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One fan of Rob’s posted: “Although Rob didn’t get the award tonight at the NTA’s he is a true hero and a warrior in so many peoples eyes. Love the fact that he is still smiling. Living legend.”

Another who had seen the effects of MND closely posted: “Rob Burrow didn’t need to win an award to show us how devastating MND is. I went through it with my sister I can say it is one of the few diagnoses where you wish it was cancer instead just so they have a fighting chance.

“Love to Rob and his family. He’s forever a champion.”

Another fan posted: “To be nominated was fantastic for Rob and his family, the aim of the documentary was to raise awareness of MND , So pleased this was achieved ,Rob Burrow….always a winner!”

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