By Ciara

8th January 2019

Ant & Dec will take on Holly Willoughby as they chase a potential 18th TV Presenter prize in a row at the National Television Awards 2019.

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While Ant McPartlin took a break from work commitments last year following a drink-driving conviction – and subsequent stint in rehab – the duo are still in line for a potential 18th win in a row.

However, Ant and Dec will face stiff competition from ‘This Morning’ host Holly, who stepped in as Ant’s replacement last month to join Dec Donnelly on ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’.

While the pair have taken home the trophy every year since 2001, their pal will be no doubt be hoping she can end the streak.

Also nominated is Holly’s co-star Phillip Schofield, ‘The Chase’ favourite Bradley Walsh and chat show host Graham Norton.

What’s more, ‘Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’ is up for the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award, but they face competition from ‘Love Island’, ‘All Round to Mrs. Brown’s’ and ‘The Graham Norton Show’.

The ceremony will be broadcast live from The O2 Arena in London on ITV on January 22, with Dermot O’Leary hosting.

This year’s event will introduce a brand new category for New Drama, with ‘Bodyguard’ appearing on the shortlist alongside ‘Killing Eve’, ‘A Discovery of Witches’, ‘The Cry’ and ‘Girlfriends’.

‘X Factor’ judges Robbie Williams and Louis Tomlinson – who joined Simon Cowell on the panel last year alongside Robbie’s wife Ayda Field – are once again facing off, this time on the TV Judge list.

Also in the running is show boss Simon, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ panellist David Walliams and TV courtroom adjudicator Robert Rinder.

Voting – which runs until January 22 – is now open at www.nationaltvawards.com.

 

National Television Awards 2019 nominees:

TV Presenter:

Ant & Dec

Graham Norton

Holly Willoughby

Phillip Schofield

Bradley Walsh

 

New Drama:

‘Bodyguard’

‘Killing Eve’

‘A Discovery of Witches’

‘Girlfriends’

‘The Cry’

 

Drama Performance:

Jodie Comer – ‘Killing Eve’

Michele Keegan – ‘Our Girl’

Jodie Whittaker – ‘Doctor Who’

Cillian Murphy – ‘Peaky Blinders’

Richard Madden – ‘Bodyguard’

 

The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award:

‘Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’

‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’

‘The Graham Norton Show’

‘Love Island’

‘All Round to Mrs. Brown’s’

 

Talent Show:

‘The Voice UK’

‘The X Factor’

‘Britain’s Got Talent’

‘Strictly Come Dancing’

 

Serial Drama Performance:

Bonnie Langford – ‘EastEnders’

Jack P Shepherd – ‘Coronation Street’

Emma Atkins – ‘Emmerdale’

Lucy Pargeter – ‘Emmerdale’

Danny Dyer – ‘EastEnders’

 

TV Judge:

Simon Cowell – ‘The X Factor’

Robbie Williams – ‘The X Factor’

Louis Tomlinson – ‘The X Factor’

David Walliams – ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

Robert Rinder – ‘Judge Rinder’

 

Drama:

‘Our Girl’

‘Peaky Blinders’

‘Call The Midwife’

‘Casualty’

‘Doctor Who’

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