Ant and Dec shortlisted for National Television Awards

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Ant and Dec and Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby at the 2018 NTAs

Ant and Dec have won the TV presenter category at the National Television Awards (NTAs) for the last 17 years, but can they do it again?

Ant’s only presenting gig alongside Dec last year was on Saturday Night Takeaway after he took a break following his arrest for drink-driving.

He was also seen in pre-recorded material for Britain’s Got Talent but Dec hosted the live shows alone.

Dec then hosted I’m A Celebrity… with fellow nominee Holly Willoughby.

It was the first time since the show began that Ant had stepped back from presenting duties.

So could it be Holly’s turn to take home the prize?

A hit with viewers for her I’m a Celeb… Get Me Out of Here! stint, her main presenting job is on ITV’s This Morning with, Phillip Schofield, who is also nominated for best presenter.

The Chase host Bradley Walsh and Graham Norton are also in the running.

There is also an extra category in this year’s awards – one that recognises new drama.

A Discovery of Witches, The Cry and Girlfriends go up against Globe-winning shows Killing Eve and Bodyguard in the category.

Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer is also up for best drama performance as is Bodyguard’s Richard Madden.

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Emmerdale had a big win in the soap category at the 2018 NTAs

Elsewhere, there is fierce competition in some of the more established categories like The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment award.

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! goes up against Love Island, which had its best ever viewing figures in 2018.

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and The Graham Norton Show also feature in the category.

Love Island and All Round to Mrs Brown’s are also in the running.

The serial drama, or best soap award is also always a big talking point and last year the award went to ITV’s Emmerdale.

This year the show goes up against Coronation Street, EastEnders and Hollyoaks.


Full list of nominees

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Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer is nominated for best drama performance

Quiz Show

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

A League Of Their Own

Catchphrase

Pointless

The Chase

New Drama

A Discovery Of Witches

Bodyguard

Girlfriends

Killing Eve

The Cry

Talent Show

Britain’s Got Talent

Dancing On Ice

Strictly Come Dancing

The Voice UK

The X Factor

Drama

Call The Midwife

Casualty

Doctor Who

Our Girl

Peaky Blinders

TV Presenter

Ant & Dec

Bradley Walsh

Graham Norton

Holly Willoughby

Phillip Schofield

Factual Entertainment

Ambulance

DIY SOS: The Big Build

Gogglebox

Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

The Great British Bake Off

Drama Performance

Cillian Murphy, Thomas Shelby, Peaky Blinders

Jodie Comer, Villanelle, Killing Eve

Jodie Whittaker, The Doctor, Doctor Who

Michelle Keegan, L. Cpl Georgie Lane, Our Girl

Richard Madden, Sgt David Budd, Bodyguard

The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

All Round To Mrs Brown’s

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Love Island

The Graham Norton Show

Serial Drama

Coronation Street

EastEnders

Emmerdale

Hollyoaks

Serial Drama Performance

Bonnie Langford, Carmel Kazemi, EastEnders

Danny Dyer, Mick Carter, EastEnders

Emma Atkins, Charity Dingle, Emmerdale

Jack P Shepherd, David Platt, Coronation Street

Lucy Pargeter, Chas Dingle, Emmerdale

Comedy

Benidorm

Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father

Mrs Brown’s Boys

Peter Kay’s Car Share

The Big Bang Theory

Newcomer

Aedan Duckworth, Oliver Morgan, Hollyoaks

Alexandra Mardell, Emma Brooker, Coronation Street

James Moore, Ryan Stocks, Emmerdale

Neet Mohan, Dr Rashid ‘Rash’ Masum, Casualty

Ricky Champ, Stuart Highway, EastEnders

Daytime

Good Morning Britain

Loose Women

Sunday Brunch

The Jeremy Kyle Show

This Morning

TV Judge

David Walliams

Louis Tomlinson

Robbie Williams

Robert Rinder

Simon Cowell



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