The National Television Awards (NTAs) have released this year’s nominations for the upcoming 27th ceremony.
There are a host of new names included in the running for the silver statue when the event is held on September 15 — as well as surprising snubs missed from the list.
The most prominent of all is This Morning long-running co-hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, who have been replaced by Alison Hammond, who takes over on Friday mornings, and has been nominated instead.
However, the 47-year-old will have to battle it out with NTA favourites Ant and Dec, who have been nominated for the 21st consecutive year.
Alison has shared her excitement at receiving the nod, as she wrote: “Me being nominated for A NTA and believing my own Hype!!!
“Could this be the year Ant and Dec hand over the gong to me #dreams @officialntas Thanks to everyone who nominated me honestly over the moon.”
This Morning will go head-to-head with entertainment shows The Chase, Loose Women, and The Repair Shop for the Daytime Award.
A welcome change to the NTA nominations list is the introduction of streaming shows, including Netflix’s Sex Education and global hit Bridgerton, which Jonathan Bailey is nominated for, alongside newcomer Charithra Chandran in the Rising Star category.
Emmerdale could possibly set a winning streak ahead of its 50th anniversary special in October, as it is nominated for Serial Drama, competing against Coronation Street, Eastenders, and Neighbours, which aired its final episodes earlier this summer.
In a poignant turn, The Wanted singer Tom Parker, who died aged 33 in March, has been posthumously nominated for his documentary Inside My Head, following his battle with brain cancer.
Countryfile host Julia Bradbury has also been nominated in the category for her documentary on her breast-cancer journey, along with Good Morning Britain star Kate Garraway for Caring for Derek, an account about looking after her ill husband, Derek Draper.
Nominated for best comedy is Ricky Gervais’s After Life, which had its last season this year, Sex Education, and Derry Girls.
Among the names up for best talent show judges are Britain’s Got Talent’s David Walliams, Ru Paul from Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK, and Mo Gilligan for The Masked Singer.
The full list of National TV Awards 2022 nominations can be read here:
This Is Going To Hurt
Britain’s Got Talent
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
Strictly Come Dancing
The Masked Singer
Julia Bradbury: Breast Cancer and Me
Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek
Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next
Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism
Tom Parker: Inside My Head
Call the Midwife
Ant & Dec
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
The Great British Bake Off
Cillian Murphy, Thomas Shelby, Peaky Blinders
Jonathan Bailey, Anthony Bridgerton, Bridgerton
Nicola Walker, Hannah, The Split
Vicky McClure, Lana Washington, Trigger Point
THE BRUCE FOSRYTH ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
The Graham Norton Show
Sir David Attenborough
SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE
Mark Charnock, Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale
Paige Sandhu, Meena Jutla, Emmerdale
Rose Ayling-Ellis, Frankie Lewis, EastEnders
QUIZ GAME SHOW
Beat the Chasers
In for a Penny
Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel
The 1% Club
Charithra Chandran, Edwina Sharma, Bridgerton
Joe Locke, Charlie Spring, Heartstopper
Kit Connor, Nick Nelson, Heartstopper
Paddy Bever, Max Turner, Coronation Street
The Repair Shop
Not Going Out
TALENT SHOW JUDGE
Anton Du Beke