After’stepping away’ from Twitter, Martin Lewis has returned to social media with a forceful message for broadcasters.
Two weeks ago, The Money Saving Expert announced his temporary leave, signing off with, ‘Bye for now.’
This occurred when his successful ITV show, Martin Lewis Money Show, was on hiatus.
However, he’s returned to our feeds with an essential message, as well as being nominated for not one, but two National Television Awards.
On Tuesday, the 51-year-old took to Twitter to request a “quick favour.”
He wrote: ‘A quick favour. The NTA short-lists have just been announced and I’m chuffed to be up in two categories http://nationaltvawards.com/vote
‘The competition’s very stiff, so if you fancy giving me a vote on pages 5 & 6 that’d be very kind (& do click through to the end or it won’t count).
Thank you all for the kind words and kind votes
— Martin Lewis (@MartinSLewis) August 15, 2023
‘PS Huge thanks to all who voted in the long list to get me here.’
Martin then added: ‘PPS A win would be a strong message to broadcasters about the importance of money help on TV right now.’
Martin is up against Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, who are vying for their 22nd trophy in a row, as well as Alison Hammond, Claudia Winkleman from The Traitors, and Bradley Walsh from The Chase.
Meanwhile, The Martin Lewis Money Show Live is competing for best factual show, against Clarkson’s Farm, Sort Your Life Out, and Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs.
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 cut.
Elsewhere, the late Dame Deborah James is being recognised 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.
The National Television Awards 2023 are due to take place on Tuesday September 5 and will air at 8pm on ITV1 and ITVX.
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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