Ant and Dec nominated for 19th NTA – but X Factor shut out of nominations

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British TV favourites Ant and Dec are nominated for another NTA.

The I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here hosts are up for the Best TV presenter category for the 19th time.

The 2020 ceremony held at the O2 arena could see them scoop the award, which the pair won last year despite Ant McPartlin spending much of the year off-screen due to his arrest for drink-driving.

He was replaced by Holly Willoughby on the 2018 series of I’m a Celeb which proceeded last year’s awards but he was back for the 2019 run.

Elsewhere, The X Factor has been snubbed from the talent category, with the shortlist including Britain’s Got Talent, Dancing On Ice, Strictly Come Dancing , and The Voice.

The Simon Cowell reality competition has been a mainstay for the NTAs since it began, but the main series of The X Factor has been rested with a new celebrity spin-off airing last year.

Megan McKenna won The X Factor: Celebrity last year
(Image: ITV)

The X Factor: Celebrity, which was won by former The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna did not get a nomination.

Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams will host the awards ceremony this year and is also nominated for Best TV Judge, following Dermot O’Leary stepping down from the role after suggesting he would “chuck in the towel” if Ant and Dec were nominated for the 18th time last year and when they did, Dec wished Dermot a “happy retirement”.

Walliams will be pitted against Cowell, The Voice’s Tom Jones and will.i.am and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK judge RuPaul.

Elsewhere, Ricky Gervais series After Life is up against the likes of fellow Netflix series Sex Education, Channel 4 ‘s Derry Girls, and Mrs Brown’s Boys for Best Comedy.

Meanwhile, in the ring for Best New Drama is Chernobyl, Cleaning Up, A Confession, Gentleman Jack, and The Capture.

Cillian Murphy is nominated for an NTA
(Image: BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd 2019/Robert Viglasky)

The contenders for overall Best Drama are mainstays Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty, Killing Eve , Call the Midwife, and veteran series Casualty.

In the acting categories, we see Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy faces off with Idris Elba (Luther), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Surrane Jones (Gentleman Jack), and Michael Stevenson (Casualty) for Best Drama Performance.

In soapland, however, it’s a battle of some of its most popular faces as Emmerdale star Danny Miller goes up against Danny Dyer from EastEnders, Katie McGlynn of Coronation Street , and Gregory Finnegan from Hollyoaks for Best Serial Drama Performance.

The award for Best Factual will have Gogglebox compete with Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs and Gordon, Gino And Fred: Road Trip, Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out, and Ambulance for awards glory.

It’s certainly set to be an interesting competition.

For more information on voting in the awards, see here.

The National Television Awards air live on ITV on January 28, 2020.

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