David Tennant and Catherine Tate in awards battle

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


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




Most Popular Drama

Desperate Housewives

Doctor Who


The Bill