The 18th National Television Awards will be broadcast live and in peak time from London’s 02 Arena on Wednesday 23 January 2013 at 7.30pm.
Hosted by Dermot O’Leary, the night honours some of the biggest stars of the small screen in the only TV awards ceremony voted for by the public.
Host Dermot O’Leary is planning a show-stopping entrance which is sure to be one to remember and viewers are also minded to look out for Dermot’s most challenging routine to date, accompanied by a very special dancing guest.
This year sees the Great British Bake Off make its National Television Awards shortlist debut in the Factual Entertainment category. It will need to fight off the likes of The Apprentice, Top Gear and Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs to be in with a chance of scooping the prize.
Talent shows rivalry continues and hotting up the competition is first time shortlist nominee, The Voice UK, going up against triple NTA winner The X Factor and fellow contenders Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing On Ice and Britain’s Got Talent.
After making a return to our screens this year, the classic Absolutely Fabulous finds itself facing Benidorm, Mrs Browns Boys and The Big Bang Theory in the Situation Comedy category. Can the old favourites beat the new and take home the silverware?
This year’s awards see the addition of the Documentary Series category, featuring the hugely popular nominees including Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, One Born Every Minute and fascinating natural history shows, Frozen Planet and Planet Earth Live.
The ever popular Serial Drama category is set to be one of the most highly contentious gongs of the evening as the battle of the soaps heats up yet again. Last year’s winner Coronation Street faces stiff competition from EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks to be in with a chance of taking home the coveted prize.
The NTAs very own Dermot O’Leary will once again be trying his luck as he finds himself nominated for the Entertainment Presenter gong. Can Geordie duo Ant and Dec make it twelve years at the top or will fellow nominees Alan Carr and Keith Lemon take their crown?
After a summer of sport, one of the highlights at this year’s ceremony is certain to be the presentation of the Landmark Award in recognition of all involved in the London 2012 Olympic Games. To accompany the presentation will be a video montage of the greatest Olympic moments, hand-picked by the Great British public.
Now in its eighteenth year, the National Television Awards is firmly established as Britain's premier award ceremony whose distinctive feature is that all the winners are chosen by the public in a huge nationwide poll.