Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to go head-tohead at the National Television Awards 2014
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:
Dame Maggie Smith
Mrs Brown's Boys
The Big Bang Theory
Britain's Got Talent
Strictly Come Dancing
The Voice UK
The X Factor
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Celebrity Big Brother
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Through the Keyhole
Ant & Dec
Long Lost Family
Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Chat Show Host
The Jeremy Kyle Show
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
Serial Drama Performance
Skills Challenge Show
Come Dine with Me
The Great British Bake Off