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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.

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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.

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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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