Ant and Dec compete against themselves for TV award

TV hosts Ant and Dec are up for two awards Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Ant and Dec are up against themselves for a gong tonight at the 19th National Television Awards.

Two shows that they front - Saturday Night Takeaway and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! - have been nominated in the entertainment programme category this year's awards.

The Geordie stars are also hoping to claim the best entertainment presenter prize for the 13th year running, but risk being dethroned by Dermot O'Leary, Keith Lemon, Alan Carr and Graham Norton.

For the first time, the awards ceremony will feature a TV detective category, reflecting the recent proliferation of crime dramas.

Nominees include David Tennant and Olivia Colman from Broadchurch, Idris Elba from Luther, and perhaps the world’s most renowned detective, Sherlock, played by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Competing for the top drama trophy are Doctor Who - on a high from its 50th anniversary celebrations and well-watched Christmas edition - as well as Downton Abbey, Call The Midwife and Broadchurch.

Doctor Who is up for an award in the drama category Credit: West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Schoolchildren in the small town of Dewsbury are bidding for the award for best documentary series after Educating Yorkshire proved to be a hit with viewers.

Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald, Paul O’Grady’s Working Britain and Penguins – Spy in the Huddle complete the line-up in the category.

A varied collection of shows competes for best factual entertainment, with The Great British Bake Off pitted against Top Gear, An Idiot Abroad and Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs up for the award.

Strictly Come Dancing goes up against The X Factor once more for best talent show, along with Britain's Got Talent, Dancing On Ice and The Voice.

EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks are up for the best soap prize.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Talent Show

  • Strictly Come Dancing

  • The X Factor

  • The Voice UK

  • Britain's Got Talent

  • Dancing On Ice

Serial Drama

  • Hollyoaks

  • EastEnders

  • Emmerdale

  • Coronation Street


  • The Big Bang Theory

  • Derek

  • Mrs Brown's Boys

  • Miranda


  • Call The Midwife

  • Broadchurch

  • Downton Abbey

  • Doctor Who

TV Detectives

  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock

  • Bradley Walsh as DS Ronnie Brooks in Law & Order: UK

  • David Tennant as DI Alec Hardy in Broadchurch

  • Suranne Jones as DC Rachel Bailey in Scott & Bailey

  • Olivia Colman as DS Ellie Miller in Broadchurch

  • Idris Elba as DCI John Luther in Luther

Drama Performances

  • Matt Smith as The Doctor in Doctor Who

  • Martin Clunes as Dr. Martin Ellingham in Doc Martin

  • Miranda Hart as Chummy Noakes in Call The Midwife

  • Maggie Smith as Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey

Factual Entertainment

  • An Idiot Abroad

  • Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs

  • The Great British Bake Off

  • Top Gear


  • The Jeremy Kyle Show

  • Pointless

  • The Chase

  • This Morning


  • Michelle Hardwick as Vanessa Woodfield in Emmerdale

  • Marc Baylis as Rob Donovan in Coronation Street

  • Anna Passey as Sienna Blake in Hollyoaks

  • Khali Best as Dexter Hartman in EastEnders

Serial Drama Performance

  • Julie Hesmondhalgh as Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street

  • Michelle Keegan as Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street

  • David Neilson as Roy Cropper in Coronation Street

  • Jessie Wallace as Kat Moon in EastEnders


  • Penguins – Spy in the Huddle

  • Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald

  • Educating Yorkshire

  • Paul O'Grady's Working Britain

Entertainment Presenter

  • Alan Carr

  • Dermot O'Leary

  • Ant & Dec

  • Graham Norton

  • Keith Lemon

Entertainment Programme

  • Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

  • The Graham Norton Show

  • I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

  • Celebrity Juice

The National Television Awards will be shown from 7.30pm on ITV