The 21-year-old won the 'Most Popular Newcomer' prize at the National Television Awards on Wednesday night (January 23) for his portrayal of Joey Branning in EastEnders, but when he spoke to Digital Spy, he claimed he is intent on keeping his feet on the ground.
Discussing how it feels to be recognised by fans, Witts told DS: "I don't buy into celebrity. I just keep out of it, keep my head down and get on with it.
"It's weird when you're just doing normal things, [like] you're in Sainsbury's in a pair of jogging bottoms and a hoodie... You think, 'I'm just here, I'm just normal!' It's very strange."
Witts also said that the award came as a shock, arguing: "You don't come into acting to win awards, you come in to work. You don't think, 'I want to win awards, I want my name in lights', you just want to work.
"I've been privileged enough this year to have done that for the entire year, which has been wonderful. This is just something else on top of that."
Witts cut short his acceptance speech at the ceremony to admonish the NTA crowd, calling them "rude" for booing his girlfriend after he thanked her on stage.
Additional reporting by Amie Parker-Williams
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