National Television Awards 2021: Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond land Best Presenter nods – but This Morning co-star Phillip Schofield is SNUBBED
- The annual awards show will return to London’s O2 Arena on September 9th, with Joel Dommett set to host for the first time
They’re one of TV’s most enduring partnerships.
Nominations for this year’s ceremony were announced on Tuesday, with fellow This Morning Alison Hammond also recognised in the shortlist, ahead of the ceremony next month.
Prestigious: This Morning’s Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond have both landed nominations for Best TV Presenter at the 2021 National Television Awards
Holly and Alison will compete opposite veteran winners Ant and Dec, who have been nominated for a record 20th year in a row.
The duo have been longtime winners of the award ever since they first scooped the prize in 2002, but will face stiff competition from Holly and Alison this year.
Holly and Phil have continued to delight viewers with their on-screen antics while hosting This Morning during the Covid pandemic, while in September Alison took over as host of the show’s Friday edition alongside Dermot O’Leary.
Shut out: Despite his co-host’s nominations, Phillip Schofield was snubbed from this year’s shortlist, with the winner set to be decided by a public vote
Nominated again? Holly and Alison will compete opposite veteran winners Ant and Dec, who have been nominated for a record 20th year in a row
Also nominated is Bradley Walsh for his work hosting The Chase, as well as Piers Morgan for his stint presenting Good Morning Britain before he quit the show back in March.
Once again This Morning has also been nominated for Best Daytime, and will compete opposite Loose Women, The Repair Shop and The Chase.
The mid-morning show has long dominated the category, winning for the past 10 years in a row.
Up for the award: Also nominated is Bradley Walsh for his work hosting The Chase, with the show itself also landing a nod for Best Daytime
Up for the award: Piers Morgan has also been nominated for his work hosting Good Morning Britain, before he quit the show back in March
The shortlist for the NTAs opened on Tuesday, and the public will be able to vote online until Thursday September 9.
New host Joel Dommett recently said he is ‘honoured’ to have been selected to front the spectacle.
He said in a statement: ‘It’s a huge honour to be hosting the NTAs this year! It still feels like someone has made a wonderful error.
Taking the helm: The National Television Awards will air on Thursday 9th September, with comedian Joel Dommett set to host for the first time
‘I really, really love TV and can’t wait to celebrate the best stuff from what’s been a very weird year or so.’
Earlier this year, it was announced the NTAs, which usually takes place in January, had been rescheduled for September 9, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kim said at the time: ‘The NTAs will return to The O2 London in September to mark the UK’s best, boldest and most beloved TV shows with a surprise-packed event – and we look forward to seeing you on the night for a celebration like no other.’
The National Television Awards 2021 airs Thursday 9th September at 7.30pm on ITV.
NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS 2021: THE NOMINEES
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins
The Great British Bake Off
The Great British Sewing Bee
It’s A Sin
Britain’s Got Talent
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
Strictly Come Dancing
The Masked Singer
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Kate Garraway: Finding Derek
Katie Price: Harvey and Me
Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children
Rob Burrow: My Year With MND
Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency
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Call the Midwife
Line of Duty
Ant and Dec
Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death
Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Adrian Dunbar, Ted Hastings, Line of Duty
David Tennant, Dennis Nilsen, Des
Martin Compston, Steve Arnott, Line of Duty
Olly Alexander, Ritchie Tozer, It’s A Sin
Vicky McClure, Kate Fleming, Line of Duty
The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The Graham Norton Show
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Serial Drama Performance
Billy Price, Sid Sumner, Hollyoaks
Danny Dyer, Mick Carter, EastEnders
Mollie Gallagher, Nina Lucas, Coronation Street
Sally Carman, Abi Franklin, Coronation Street
Quiz Game Show
Beat the Chasers
In For A Penny
Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel
Emile John, Ethan Anderson, Emmerdale
Jude Riordan, Sam Blakeman, Coronation Street
Olivia D’Lima, Paramedic Fenisha Khatri, Casualty
Rhiannon Clements, Summer Ranger, Hollyoaks
Rose Ayling-Ellis, Frankie Lewis, EastEnders
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The Repair Shop
Friday Night Dinner
The Vicar of Dibley