The National Television Awards nominees shortlist has been revealed… Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, unsurprisingly, are up for another award.
However, the dynamic combination may face stiff competition from a famous This Morning star – and it isn’t Holly Willoughby, who is set to return to the ITV show.
Ant and Dec have ruled the roost at the NTAs for more than two decades, winning 21 years in a row owing to their appearances on series such as I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, Saturday Night Takeaway, and Britain’s Got Talent are just a few examples.
Could they accomplish it for the 22nd time at this year’s ceremony, which will be hosted by Joel Dommett of The Masked Singer? Or will national treasure Alison Hammond triumph, putting a stop to their long-running, near-indestructible streak?
The shortlist for TV presenter at this year’s NTAs includes the aforementioned Ant and Dec and Alison, as well as The Chase’s Bradley Walsh, The Traitor’s Claudia Winkleman, and money-saving guru Martin Lewis.
All are strong candidates for the award… But will PJ and Duncan once again defeat the rest of the competition? People, place your bets!
Earlier this year, it was revealed that former colleagues Holly and Phillip Schofield might face off at the NTAs, after both were named to the TV presenter longlist.
However, neither of them made the final cut.
Deborah James is being rewarded in the written documentary category for her film Bowelbabe in Her Own Words, which broadcast on the BBC about her life after being diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer and dying in June 2022 at the age of 40.
Other nominations include musician Lewis Capaldi for his show How I’m Feeling Now, Busted’s Matt Willis for his video Fighting Addiction, and former professional rugby league player Rob Burrow’s Living with MND, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2019.
Love Island is up against breakthrough smash The Traitors for best reality competition, and it might be a fight of the Netflix titans as Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story and Wednesday also earn nominations for best new drama.
Which programme will win the prized Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award best returning drama, Happy Valley or Stranger Things? It’s all up for grabs!
The late Paul O’Grady, who died in March this year at the age of 67, has received a posthumous nomination in the factual category for his beloved show Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, competing against Clarkson’s Farm, Stacey Solomon‘s Sort Your Life Out, and The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.
So, who else has been nominated for an award this year? Take a look at the whole list below.
NTAs 2023 nominations: List in full
- Beyond Paradise
- Blue Lights
- Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
- Love Island
- Race Across the World
- SAS: Who Dares Wins
- The Traitors
- Deborah James: Bowelbabe in Her Own Words
- Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now
- Matt Willis: Fighting Addiction
- Rob Burrow: Living with MND
- Call the Midwife
- Happy Valley
- Stranger Things
- Alison Hammond
- Ant & Dec
- Bradley Walsh
- Claudia Winkleman
- Martin Lewis
- Clarkson’s Farm
- Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
- Sort Your Life Out
- The Martin Lewis Money Show Live
- Brenda Blethyn, DCI Vera Stanhope, Vera
- India Amarteifio, Young Queen Charlotte, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
- James Norton, Tommy Lee Royce, Happy Valley
- Judy Parfitt, Sister Monica Joan, Call the Midwife
- Sarah Lancashire, Catherine Cawood, Happy Valley
The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award
- Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
- I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
- The Masked Singer
- Coronation Street
- Louis Theroux Interviews…
- Piers Morgan Uncensored
- The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show
- The Graham Norton Show
Serial Drama Performance
- Charlotte Jordan, Daisy Midgeley, Coronation Street
- Danielle Harold, Lola Pearce-Brown, EastEnders
- Dominic Brunt, Paddy Kirk, Emmerdale
- Maureen Lipman, Evelyn Plummer, Coronation Street
Quiz Game Show
- Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel
- Richard Osman’s House of Games
- The 1% Club
- The Chase Celebrity Special
- Benjamin Chivers, Isaac, The Devil’s Hour
- Bobby Brazier, Freddie Slater, EastEnders
- Channique Sterling-Brown, Dee-Dee Bailey, Coronation Street
- Lewis Cope, Nicky Milligan, Emmerdale
- Ted Lasso
- Young Sheldon
The National Television Awards 2023 are due to take place on Tuesday September 5 and will air at 8pm on ITV1 and ITVX.
Source My Celebrity Life.