What time are National Television Awards on TV? Ceremony to broadcast live on ITV

By Simon Duke

After having to wait eight months longer to watch it, viewers will finally get to watch the National Television Awards on Thursday night.

The coronavirus pandemic forced the annual event to be shunted from January to September, with viewers once again having their say on a whole host of categories.

The shortlists of this year's NTA nominations were revealed on August 17, with fans having until lunchtime on Thursday to cast their votes on everything from Best Drama to Best Challenge Show and Best Serial Drama to Best Presenter, which Ant and Dec are hoping to win for a 20th year in a row.

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There is also a new category for 2021 - Best Authored Documentary, with the nominees including Kate Garraway's Finding Derek Documentary.

What time are the National Television Awards on TV?

The National Television Awards show will get going live on ITV from 7.30pm.

Viewers will also get to watch the live coverage online on the ITVHub.

It is scheduled to run right through until 10pm, but with so much to cram in, don't be surprised if it goes on even longer.

As well as all the trophies being handed out, there will be a performance from JLS, who are making their comeback after eight years away.

Aston, Marvin, Ortise and JB will take to the stage at the O2 Arena to perform their new single Eternal Love which made the iTunes top 10 earlier this week.

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