Ant and Dec are up for three gongs at this year’s National Television Awards – the NTAs – facing tough competition from themselves in one category.
The Geordie pair are nominated for Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – as well as I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! – for best entertainment programme.
The category also includes Big Brother, which is being axed this year after a decade, and The Paul O’Grady Show, which saw host O’Grady bid an emotional farewell to viewers last month.
In the talent show category, The X Factor takes on Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent and Dancing On Ice. Strictly waltzed off with the trophy last year.
The entertainment presenter section sees Ant and Dec battle it out with O’Grady and first-time NTA shortlisters Holly Willoughby and Michael McIntyre.
Three Davids – A Touch Of Frost star David Jason, David Tennant, who regenerated into Matt Smith in Doctor Who on New Year’s Day, and Shameless actor David Threlfall – take on Philip Glenister of Ashes To Ashes in the drama performance nominations list.
The serial drama performance category includes three Coronation Street stars – Gray O’Brien, Katherine Kelly and Simon Gregson – against EastEnder Lacey Turner.
The final round of voting is open for the awards, which will be handed out on January 20 at London’s O2 arena.
The ceremony will be hosted for the first time by Dermot O’Leary, and broadcast live on ITV1 from 7.30pm.
Viewers can vote by going to itv.com/nta or calling the NTA voteline on 0901 888 2009. Organisers said calls cost 25p per minute from BT landlines plus a 9p connection charge, while calls from other networks may be higher and calls from mobiles will cost considerably more.