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

4 January 2017
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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.

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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 ShowI'm A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!Love IslandMasterChefThe ApprenticeThe Great British Bake Off

TV PresenterAnt and DecGary LinekerJames CordenMel and SueRylan Clark-Neal

Talent ShowBritain's Got TalentStrictly Come DancingThe X Factor

Serial DramaCoronation StreetEastEndersEmmerdaleHollyoaks

ComedyBenidormMrs Brown's BoysOrange Is The New BlackThe Big Bang Theory

DramaCasualtyCold FeetGame Of ThronesHappy ValleyThe Night Manager

Period DramaCall The MidwifePeaky BlindersPoldarkStranger ThingsVictoria

Factual EntertainmentDIY SOS: The Big BuildGoggleboxMaking A MurdererPaul O'Grady: For The Love Of DogsTattoo Fixers

Live Magazine ShowBBC BreakfastLoose WomenSunday BrunchThe One ShowThis Morning

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

Entertainment ProgrammeAnt and Dec's Saturday Night TakeawayCelebrity JuiceThe Graham Norton ShowThe Last Leg

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

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

TV JudgeDavid WalliamsLen GoodmanMary BerryNicole ScherzingerSimon Cowell

DaytimeCome Dine With MePointlessThe ChaseThe Jeremy Kyle Show

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