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20th National Television Awards shortlist revealed

EastEnders leads the pack as this year’s shortlist is unveiled.

EastEnders - Linda and Mick Carter

The shortlist has been revealed for the 20th National Television Awards.

Viewers have been casting their votes selecting the best in TV for the shortlist. The winners will be revealed at The O2 London on Wednesday 21st January 2015. The show will be broadcast live on ITV and presented by Dermot O’Leary.

There are 15 awards this year spanning categories such as Factual, Drama, TV Judge, Multichannel and Newcomer. EastEnders has picked up three nominations with stars Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright aka Mick and Linda Carter competing against each other for Serial Drama Performance.

The TV Judge category pits X Factor stars Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini against The Great British Bake Off’s Mary Berry and Britain’s Got Talent’s David Walliams.

The final round of voting is open now and you can cast your vote online at

Check out the full shortlist for the 20th National Television Awards below:


Long Lost Family
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Top Gear


Celebrity Juice
Game of Thrones
Geordie Shore
The Walking Dead


Maddy Hill
Lee Mead
Cameron Moore
Michael Parr

Talent Show

Britain’s Got Talent
Strictly Come Dancing
The Voice UK
The X Factor

Skills Challenge Show

Come Dine with Me
The Apprentice
The Great British Bake Off

Serial Drama

Coronation Street

TV Judge

Mary Berry
Simon Cowell
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
David Walliams

Serial Drama Performance

Kellie Bright
Danny Dyer
Verity Rushworth
Nikki Sanderson

Chat Show Host

Alan Carr
Michael McIntyre
Graham Norton
Paul O’Grady
Jonathan Ross


Mrs Brown’s Boys
The Big Bang Theory


The Chase
The Jeremy Kyle Show
This Morning

Drama Performance

Benedict Cumberbatch
Sarah Lancashire
Dame Maggie Smith
Sheridan Smith


Doctor Who
Downton Abbey

Entertainment Presenter

Ant & Dec
Keith Lemon
Dermot O’Leary
Bradley Walsh

Entertainment Programme

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Celebrity Big Brother
I’m A Celebrity… Get me out of Here!
Through the Keyhole


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