Holly Willoughby has been omitted from the National Television Awards (NTAs) for the second time.
The 42-year-old Wylde Moon entrepreneur was nominated for the best TV presenter award alongside colleagues This Morning hosts Alison Hammond, Dermot O’Leary, Rylan Clark, and Martin Lewis, however only Alison and Martin were chosen.
Holly was also absent from the list of nominees for the NTAs last year.
Alison and Martin will battle against last year’s winners, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, as well as The Traitors’ Claudia Winkleman and The Chase’s Bradley Walsh.
Phillip Schofield, Holly’s former This Morning co-host, was also nominated for the prize before admitting to lying about an affair with a runner and resigned from all ITV projects. He was also not present in the NTA category.
This Morning, on the other hand, is rising in the daytime ratings, despite MPs calling on ITV executives to address allegations of toxicity and bullying behind the scenes, as well as the scandal.
Dame Deborah James and Paul O’Grady were also nominated posthumously, with Dame Deborah selected in the written documentary category for Bowelbabe In Her Own Words.
Dame Deborah founded the Bowelbabe cancer research fund before passing away last year at the age of 40 from bowel cancer.
Following the passing of the TV presenter and comedian earlier this year, O’Grady’s For The Love Of Dogs was featured in the factual entertainment category.
Clarkson’s Farm, Sort Your Life Out, and The Martin Lewis Money Show Live will be its competitors.
Two Ant and Dec programmes are competing for the Bruce Forsyth entertainment award: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me out of Here! as well as Saturday Night Takeaway.
The pair has declared that they would leave the latter programme after its 20th season in 2024.
Gogglebox and The Masked Singer are also nominated for best talent show, while Britain’s Got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing, The Great British Bake Off, and The Great British Sewing Bee are nominated for best talent show.
Piers Morgan is nominated for the TV interview prize this year for Piers Morgan Uncensored on Talk TV, alongside Louis Theroux Interviews…, The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show, and The Graham Norton Show, in a new category.
In the drama performance category, Happy Valley performers James Norton and Sarah Lancashire will compete against Brenda Blethyn from Vera and Judy Parfitt from Call the Midwife, as well as India Amarteifio for her part in Bridgerton prequel Queen Charlotte.
Happy Valley’s conclusion is up for the returning drama category, with Stranger Things, Call the Midwife, and Vera.
In the new drama category, Netflix’s Queen Charlotte joins Death In Paradise spin-off Beyond Paradise, police thriller Blue Lights, and viral phenomenon Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega as Addams Family character Wednesday Addams.
Bobby Brazier, a recently confirmed Strictly Come Dancing candidate, is nominated in the newcomer category for his performance as Freddie Slater in EastEnders, with Benjamin Chivers for The Devil’s Hour, Channique Sterling-Brown for Coronation Street, and Lewis Cope from Emmerdale.
The last round of voting for the National Television Awards is now open, and the winners will be revealed on September 5 at The O2, hosted by Joel Dommett.
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.
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