Wednesday 28 September 2016

Ant and Dec up against Adam Hill and Jack Whitehall for RTS award

Published 22/03/2016 | 02:51

The Geordie duo are in competition with The Last Leg's Adam Hill and A League Of Their Own's Jack Whitehall for the entertainment performance crown
The Geordie duo are in competition with The Last Leg's Adam Hill and A League Of Their Own's Jack Whitehall for the entertainment performance crown

Ant and Dec could add another gong to their heaving trophy cabinet as they join the stars battling it out at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards.

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After a spectacular start to the year with their 15th National Television Award in a row, the Geordie duo face The Last Leg's Adam Hill and A League Of Their Own's Jack Whitehall for the entertainment performance crown.

On Tuesday, they will lead a glittering red carpet of the best of British drama, comedy and soap from the BBC's Wolf Hall to Channel 4's Catastrophe, which leads with three nominations.

Veteran actors Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Tom Courtenay will compete for best actor alongside 24-year-old newcomer Adam Long for his role in Don't Take My Baby, about two young adults struggling to stop social services taking their child.

NTA best drama performance winner Suranne Jones will be hoping to follow up her success for Doctor Foster as she leads the best actress nominations against Wolf Hall's Claire Foy and Home Fires's Claire Rushbrook.

Peter Kay's Car Share picks up nominations for scripted comedy and writing, while its star Sian Gibson, who plays Kayleigh Kitson, is up for the inaugural breakthrough award alongside Chewing Gum's Michaela Coel and The Stranger On The Bridge's Richard Bentley.

Richard Madeley will present the RTS awards, which sees This Is England '90 contend with The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies, Humans take on Viking drama The Last Kingdom, and This Morning square off with Judge Rinder.

Winners will be announced at the ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, including the Judges' Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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