Ant and Dec to win 13th straight National TV Award?

It could be 13 straight victories for Ant and Dec at the National Television Awards when the Geordie duo again compete for the best entertainment presenter prize.

The pair, who have picked up the award for the last 12 years, are also up for the best entertainment programme prize with two nominations in the category.

Their show Saturday Night Takeaway is competing against I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! – which they also present – Celebrity Juice and The Graham Norton Show.

Other contenders for best entertainment presenter are Dermot O’Leary, the host of the awards show staged at London’s O2 Arena and broadcast by ITV, together with Keith Lemon, Alan Carr and Graham Norton.

Competing for the top drama trophy are Doctor Who – on a high from its 50th anniversary celebrations and hugely popular Christmas edition – alongside Downton Abbey, Call The Midwife and Broadchurch.

Broadchurch is up for further honours with both its stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman competing in the newly-introduced best TV detective category, along with Idris Elba for Luther, Bradley Walsh for Law and Order: UK, Scott And Bailey’s Suranne Jones and Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock.

Cumberbatch is in the list despite no new editions of the show being screened during the qualifying period, but National Television Awards bosses say they included it because repeats had proved popular with viewers.

Coronation Street’s Julie Hesmondhalgh is shortlisted for best serial drama performance, only days after her last scenes as terminally-ill Hayley Cropper were broadcast, along with on-screen husband David Neilson. Also nominated is their Coronation Street co-star Michelle Keegan and EastEnder Jessie Wallace.

A varied collection of shows competes for best factual entertainment, with The Great British Bake Off against Top Gear, An Idiot Abroad and Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs.

Strictly Come Dancing goes up against The X Factor once more for best talent show, along with Britain’s Got Talent, Dancing On Ice and The Voice. EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks compete for the best soap prize.

The NTAs screen on ITV at 7.30pm.