David Tennant goes head-to-head with his Doctor Who sidekick Catherine Tate at the National Television Awards Wednesday night.

Both stars have been nominated for Outstanding Drama Performance for their roles as the Time Lord and his assistant Donna Noble in the hit BBC One sci-fi drama.

This year will be the first time male and female stars have been pitted against each other in the acting category.

The awards, hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald, pit Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and Dancing on Ice against each other in the contest for Most Popular Talent Show.

Check back at whatsontv.co.uk on Thursday to see exclusive videos and photos of your favourite stars on the red carpet!

The full list of nominees:

Most Popular Entertainment Programme

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway


Big Brother


I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!


The Paul O’Grady Show

Outstanding Serial Drama Performance

Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street) – Becky Granger


Lacey Turner (EastEnders) – Stacey Branning


Charlotte Bellamy (Emmerdale) – Laurel Thomas


Matt Littler (Hollyoaks) – Max Cunningham

Outstanding Drama Performance

Philip Glenister (Ashes To Ashes) – Gene Hunt


Catherine Tate (Doctor Who) – Donna Noble


David Tennant (Doctor Who) – The Doctor


Alex Walkinshaw (The Bill) – Sgt Dale ‘Smithy’ Smith

Most Popular Comedy Programme

Benidorm


Harry Hill’s TV Burp


My Family


Ugly Betty

Most Popular Talent Show

Britain’s Got Talent


Dancing On Ice


Strictly Come Dancing


The X Factor

Most Popular Newcomer

Georgia Taylor (Casualty) – Ruth Winters


Michelle Keegan (Coronation Street) – Tina McIntyre


Rita Simons (EastEnders) – Roxy Mitchell


Barry Sloane (Hollyoaks) – Niall Rafferty

Most Popular Factual Programme

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares


The Apprentice


This Morning


Top Gear

Most Popular Entertainment Presenter

Alan Carr


Ant & Dec


Justin Lee Collins


Paul O’Grady

Most Popular Serial Drama

Coronation Street


EastEnders


Emmerdale


Hollyoaks

Most Popular Drama

Desperate Housewives


Doctor Who


Shameless


The Bill