Saturday 20 December 2014

Ant and Dec in the hunt for awards

Published 07/01/2014 | 00:47

And and Dec are up against themselves for best entertainment show at the NTAs
And and Dec are up against themselves for best entertainment show at the NTAs

Ant and Dec are up against themselves for a top entertainment show prize with two nominations in the same category.

The pair see their show Saturday Night Takeaway competing against I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! for the best entertainment programme prize at the National Television Awards, together with Celebrity Juice and The Graham Norton Show.

The Geordie stars are also up for the best entertainment presenter prize at the awards bash on January 22, defending the title they have picked up for 12 consecutive years.

They face competition from Dermot O'Leary, the host of the awards show staged at London's O2 Arena and broadcast by ITV, together with Keith Lemon, Alan Carr and Graham Norton.

Competing for the top drama trophy are Doctor Who - on a high from its 50th anniversary celebrations and well-watched Christmas edition - alongside Downton Abbey, Call The Midwife and Broadchurch.

Broadchurch is up for further honours with both its stars up for the newly introduced best TV detective award, Idris Elba for Luther, Bradley Walsh for Law and Order: UK, Scott And Bailey's Suranne Jones and Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock.

Cumberbatch has been included in the list despite no new editions of the show being screened during the qualifying period but c eremony bosses say they included it in the list because repeats had proved popular with viewers.

A varied collection of shows competes for best factual entertainment, with The Great British Bake Off against Top Gear, An Idiot Abroad and Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs up for the award.

Strictly Come Dancing goes up against The X Factor once more for best talent show, along with Britain's Got Talent, Dancing On Ice and The Voice.

EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks are up for the best soap prize.

Viewers can vote at nationaltvawards.com.

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