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North West TV stars go head to head at the NTA awards

Stars from the Nation's favourite television programmes will congregate under one roof for the National Television Awards.

Many of our home grown local talent have been nominated for an award.

Chadderton's very own Suranne Jones has been nominated for 'Best Female Drama Performance' for her role of Rachel Bailey in the crime drama- Scott & Bailey.

Suranne Jones from Chadderton has been nominated Credit: Press Association

The hugely popular Paul O'Grady from Birkenhead has been nominated in the category of 'Best Factual Entertainment Programme' for the show 'For the Love of Dogs'.

Two locals go head to head in the category for 'Best Serial Drama Performance' - Walkden's Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs) takes on Stockport's Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre)- both of whom are in Coronation Street.

Michelle Keegan Credit: Press Association

Filmed in Manchester, 'The Jeremy Kyle Show' is up for Best Daytime Programme.

Hot favourite to win the Best Newcomer award is Burnley actress Natalie Gumede who plays husband- beating Kirsty Soames in Coronation Street.

Natalie Gumede Credit: Press Association

Then there's the usual battle for the title of 'Best Serial Drama'- Coronation Street has been shortlisted along with Chester's very own Hollyoaks.

Emmerdale is also up there in the nominations but they all have to beat off tiff competition from those southerners in Eastenders!

The full list of nominations can be found at the NTA website and you can catch all the action from the National Television Awards Live from the O2 arena tonight on ITV1 at 7.30p.m