Holly Willoughby may not be nominated for an individual award at this year’s National Television Awards, but she will continue to lobby for votes for others.
Before this year’s NTAs on September 5, the This Morning host, 42, has invited fans to vote for Alison Hammond, 48, in the best presenter category.
The glitzy ceremony, which will take place in London’s O2 Arena and will be hosted by Joel Dommett, will pit Alison against Ant and Dec, Bradley Walsh, Claudia Winkleman, and Martin Lewis in the competitive category.
We all know that Ant and Dec have won the best presenter award every year since 2001, but Holly believes that Alison’s year may be 2023.
Holly launched her current newsletter for her Wylde Moon company with some life updates: ‘The first full week of September has begun, and while it has been years since I returned to school, I am reliving it via my children.
‘Harry begins the first year of his GCSEs this year and I sense that he feels like school has just got serious.
‘When we were discussing his options, a big deciding factor was to select subjects he naturally has a keen interest in and enjoys. Even as adults, life is easier when you focus on the joy that’s there for the taking.’
After taking the summer off to holiday and spend time with her family, Holly added that she’s loving being back on This Morning now.
‘Having been lucky enough to have this summer break to focus on the children, it’s now lovely to be back on the sofa and there was certainly joy in abundance with Alison Hammond today!’, she wrote.
Holly went on: ‘This wonderful lady has been nominated in the best presenter category at tomorrow night’s NTAs and there is still time to vote for her.
‘So, if you’ve ever been filled with joy by The Hammond…and let’s be honest, who hasn’t?!…then you know what to do!’
Holly was left off the list of nominees for best presenter for the second year in a row.
It also follows a tumultuous few months for the This Morning crew, which saw the impact from Phillip Schofield‘s shocking infidelity confession and his departure from ITV.
The 61-year-old veteran broadcaster no longer works on the show, although he co-hosted it for over 14 years.
He resigned after confessing to lying to friends, family, and coworkers about a ‘unwise but not illegal’ connection with a young male runner while still married and before to coming out as homosexual.
Phillip has kept a low profile since, only appearing in public on a few times since declaring his TV career is “over.”
Meanwhile, an inquiry into the circumstances behind his resignation, as well as charges of toxicity and bullying at ITV, is ongoing.
And, as the inquiry comes to a conclusion and the findings are set to be made public in a matter of weeks, the This Morning drama shows no signs of dying.
Speaking of the NTAs, with This Morning nominated for best daytime show yet again, staff members are claimed to be ‘furious’ at not being invited.
According to reports, the show’s after-party would only invite on-screen talent (such as Holly, Alison, and Dermot O’Leary) and top executives.
A source revealed to The Sun that This Morning is reportedly ‘slimming down’ the number of attendees.
‘People are upset at the slimming down, as the show is such a group effort and the awards are usually a big night out for the whole team,’ they said.
‘They’re blaming the cost of living crisis but seem to be splashing the cash elsewhere.’
‘It doesn’t help to shut down rumours of a toxic atmosphere,’ the insider also said.
‘Some people suspect that bosses know it isn’t going to be a stellar year for This Morning after all the scandal.’
An ITV source also told the publication: ‘There are fewer staff attending this year due to budget cuts.’
National Television Awards 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
- The Chase
- This Morning
- Loose Women
- The Repair Shop
- 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 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
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