X Factor host Dermot O'Leary to open 2017 National Television Awards with a song!


Famed for presenting singing talent show The X Factor, Dermot O'Leary will be treating fans to a little musical number himself when he opens this year's National Television Awards. The much-loved TV star will kick-start proceedings with a song as the ceremony gets underway on Wednesday 25th January. Held at London's O2, the NTAs will see hundreds of stars will come together to celebrate television's best-loved shows and actors from the past 12 months.

This year includes a brand new category, Period Drama. Recognising the huge appeal of historical sagas, the award sees ITV newcomer Victoria and the BBC's Poldark renew their Sunday night rivalry - alongside returning favourite Call The Midwife, Peaky Blinders and Netflix newcomer Stranger Things.



Dermot O'Leary will be treating fans to a little musical number when he opens this year's NTAs

It's the battle of the sexes for the best Drama Performance gong as The Night Manager's leading man Tom Hiddleston and Peaky Blinders' Cillian Murphy compete against each other, as well as Happy Valley's heroic Sarah Lancashire and Jenna Coleman for her portrayal of the spirited young queen in Victoria.

Britain's Got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor will battle it out for the best Talent Show, while Ant and Dec - who have won the NTAs Presenter category for the last 15 years - are pitted against Mel and Sue as well as other TV favourites Gary Lineker, James Corden and Rylan Clark-Neal.

Vote online here for your TV favourites at this year's National Television Awards and watch the show live on ITV, Wednesday 25th January from 7.30pm.

Here's the full 2017 NTA shortlist...

Challenge Show
I'm A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!
Love Island
The Apprentice
The Great British Bake Off

TV Presenter
Ant and Dec
Gary Lineker
James Corden
Mel and Sue
Rylan Clark-Neal

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

Serial Drama
Coronation Street

Mrs Brown's Boys
Orange Is The New Black
The Big Bang Theory

Cold Feet
Game Of Thrones
Happy Valley
The Night Manager

Period Drama
Call The Midwife
Peaky Blinders
Stranger Things

Factual Entertainment
DIY SOS: The Big Build
Making A Murderer
Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
Tattoo Fixers

Live Magazine Show
BBC Breakfast
Loose Women
Sunday Brunch
The One Show
This Morning

Drama Performance
Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders)
Jenna Coleman (Victoria)
Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley)
Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager)

Entertainment Programme
Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Celebrity Juice
The Graham Norton Show
The Last Leg

Duncan James (Hollyoaks)
Faye Brookes (Coronation Street)
Lloyd Everitt (Casualty)
Tilly Keeper (EastEnders)

Serial Drama Performance
Danny Miller (Emmerdale)
Jack P Shepherd (Coronation Street)
Lacey Turner (EastEnders)
Natalie J Robb (Emmerdale)

TV Judge
David Walliams
Len Goodman
Mary Berry
Nicole Scherzinger
Simon Cowell

Come Dine With Me
The Chase
The Jeremy Kyle Show

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