NTAs 2015: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell to go head-to-head

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The X Factor's Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell will go head-to-head at the upcoming National Television Awards as they compete to be named Best Talent Judge. The reality show duo will also face competition in the category from Britain's Got Talent's David Walliams and Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry.

Sherlock, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey and Cilla have all been nominated in the Best Drama category, while Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Maggie Smith, Sheridan Smith and Sarah Lancashire will compete for the Drama Performance prize.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell will compete against each other at the NTAs


Reality show Georgie Shore, meanwhile, has received its first ever NTA nod, competing in the Multichannel category alongside Celebrity Juice, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.

This year's ceremony, which will take place on 21st January, also includes a brand new Skills Challenge award, which will see The Great British Bake Off, Masterchef, Come Dine With Me and The Apprentice pitted against each other.



Dermot O'Leary will host the National Television Awards on 21st January


TV favourites Ant and Dec could potentially walk away with their 14th Entertainment Presenter trophy at the ceremony, although they face competition from Bradley Walsh, Keith Lemon and Dermot O'Leary, who is hosting this year’s ceremony.

Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks will again battle it out to be named Serial Drama, while Kellie Bright, Danny Dyer, Verity Rushworth and Nikki Sanderson compete for the Serial Drama Performance prize.


National TV Awards 2015 shortlist:

Drama
Cilla
Doctor Who
Downton Abbey
Sherlock

Drama Performance
Benedict Cumberbatch
Sarah Lancashire
Dame Maggie Smith
Sheridan Smith

Comedy
Benidorm
Mrs Brown's Boys
Outnumbered
The Big Bang Theory

Talent Show
Britain's Got Talent
Strictly Come Dancing
The Voice UK
The X Factor

Entertainment Programme
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Celebrity Big Brother
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Through the Keyhole

Entertainment Presenter
Ant & Dec
Keith Lemon
Dermot O'Leary
Bradley Walsh

Factual
Gogglebox
Long Lost Family
Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Top Gear

Chat Show Host
Alan Carr
Michael McIntyre
Graham Norton
Paul O'Grady
Jonathan Ross

Daytime
Pointless
The Chase
The Jeremy Kyle Show
This Morning

Multichannel
Celebrity Juice
Game of Thrones
Geordie Shore
The Walking Dead

Newcomer
Maddy Hill
Lee Mead
Cameron Moore
Michael Parr

Serial Drama
Coronation Street
EastEnders
Emmerdale
Hollyoaks

Serial Drama Performance
Kellie Bright
Danny Dyer
Verity Rushworth
Nikki Sanderson

Skills Challenge Show
Come Dine with Me
MasterChef
The Apprentice
The Great British Bake Off

TV Judge
Mary Berry
Simon Cowell
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
David Walliams

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