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National Television Awards 2014 voting opens: The full longlist

17 September 2013 12:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The National Television Awards 2014 longlist nominations have been announced and voting is now (September 17) open.

Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, the NTAs celebrate the best and most popular TV and are exclusively voted for by viewers. The 2014 awards take place at London's O2 on January 22.

Full list of 2014 nominations:

Drama

Broadchurch

Call The Midwife

Casualty

Dci Banks

Death In Paradise

Doc Martin

Doctor Who

Downton Abbey

Endeavour

Foyle's War

Holby City

Homeland

Jonathan Creek

Last Tango in Halifax

Law & Order: UK

Lewis

Love and Marriage

Luther

Midsomer Murders

Mr Selfridge

New Tricks

Poirot

Revolution

Ripper Street

Scott & Bailey

Shetland

Silent Witness

The Fall

The Paradise

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

The Syndicate

The Village

The White Queen

Under The Dome

Vera

What Remains

TV Detective

Olivia Colman - Broadchurch

David Tennant - Broadchurch

Stephen Tompkinson - Dci Banks

Shaun Evans - Endeavour

Michael Kitchen - Foyle's War

Alan Davies - Jonathan Creek »

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Antony Cotton wins 'Let's Dance for Comic Relief'

9 March 2013 12:34 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Antony Cotton has won the final of Let's Dance for Comic Relief.

The Coronation Street actor beat theatre star Jodie Prenger to be crowned this year's winner of the BBC dance series.

Cotton received the most votes from the public after his tap dancing performance of 'Anything Goes'.

Judge Frank Skinner quipped after his performance: "It was right up my 42nd Street."

Skinner, Jo Brand and Greg Davies judged the final and gave unanimous praise to all the finalists.

Prenger came second with her performance of 1986 Cameo hit 'Word Up', in which the actress dressed as the funk group's frontman Larry Blackmon.

The other finalists were Tim Vine, The Soapstars, Katherine Ryan and Lee Nelson.

Cotton follows in the footsteps of previous winners Robert Webb, Rufus Hound, Charlie Baker and James Thornton and Rowland Rivron. Rivron won the 2012 series with his performance to Fatboy Slim's 'Weapon of Choice'.

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Lee Nelson, Jodie Prenger for 'Let's Dance for Comic Relief' final

2 March 2013 12:30 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jodie Prenger and Lee Nelson have made it to the final of Let's Dance for Comic Relief.

Prenger was the first to make it through, having topped the public vote with a routine to the 1986 Cameo hit 'Word Up', in which the actress dressed as the funk group's frontman Larry Blackmon.

Judges Arlene Phillips, Greg James and Lee Mack then had to choose between Vanessa Feltz, who danced to Cher's 'If I Could Turn Back Time' in leotard and fishnet tights, and Nelson, who was joined by Britain's Got Talent stars Twist & Pulse for a hip-hop spin on Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake'. The trio eventually decided to save Nelson.

Newsreaders Ore Oduba and Sonali Shah and ventriloquist Nina Conti received the fewest public votes and were automatically eliminated.

Oduba and Shah performed to the Outkast track 'Hey Ya', while Conti teamed up with her puppet Monk for a gorilla-themed routine »

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Ant and Dec's 'Saturday Night Takeaway' returns to top ratings

24 February 2013 1:00 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway returned with big ratings on Saturday night (February 23), pulling in the biggest audience of the evening for the launch episode of the 10th series.

After a three-year hiatus, the TV double act brought back their hit entertainment format and beat off competition from BBC One's Let's Dance For Comic Relief in the overnight ratings.

Saturday Night Takeaway had an average audience of 6.45 million for ITV1 from 7pm and including +1 averaged over 7 million.

Let's Dance pulled in 5.05 million at the same time on BBC One.

Take Me Out had a good evening on ITV with an average of 4.1 million tuning in.

Meanwhile, BBC One pulled in 4.98 million for Casualty and 4.74 million for a repeat of Mrs Brown's Boys.

Dad's Army remains popular on BBC Two and attracted 1.82 million in the early evening, while 0.8 million tuned in for the movie Terminator Salvation on Channel 4.

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Nicole Scherzinger, Justin Bieber to perform on BBC's 'Let's Dance'

20 February 2013 3:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Nicole Scherzinger and Justin Bieber have been confirmed as special guest performers on BBC One comedy talent show Let's Dance for Comic Relief.

The two Us popstars will perform their respective new singles 'Boomerang' and 'All Around the World' on the March 2 show.

The lineup of celebrities taking part in the Comic Relief fundraiser for the second and third heats has also been confirmed.

This weekend's show (February 23), will feature Jon Culshaw dancing to Fatboy Slim's 'Praise You', Kim Woodburn and Rosemary Shrager dancing to 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend', and the cast of Waterloo Road mimicking the Spice Girls. This Saturday's judges include Jason Manford and Strictly star Lisa Riley.

In the final heat (March 2), Lee Nelson will be dancing to Swan Lake, Ore Oduba and Sonali Shah will perform to Outkast, while Vanessa Feltz, Lee Nelson and Keith Duffy will also be taking to the stage. »

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'Let's Dance' Alex Jones: 'I want Prince Harry on in drag'

14 February 2013 3:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Who'd have thought all those years ago when Robert Webb bounded out in a Flashdance perm and a skimpy leotard that Let's Dance for Comic Relief would go on to become a ratings hit and a staple of BBC One's Comic Relief programming?

Not the programme's host Alex Jones, Digital Spy discovered. And the talent show for celebs with two left feet continues to pleasantly surprise the One Show host and Strictly Come Dancing star even as it approaches its fifth series - whether it's due to the stars involved actually being quite good or Russell Kane looking "nearly sexy" as Beyoncé...

Let's Dance for Comic Relief is coming back for its fifth series, are you excited?

"Yeah, definitely. I think this year we have an amazing lineup. They've managed to get some really good names to take part. There's also a really strong panel of everyone's favourite companions, so »

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Paul Hollywood, Jessie Wallace for 'Let's Dance for Comic Relief'

10 February 2013 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Paul Hollywood and Jessie Wallace are competing in this year's Let's Dance for Comic Relief, host Alex Jones has revealed to Digital Spy.

The Great British Bake Off and EastEnders stars have been practicing for the fifth series of the BBC dance contest, which returns on February 16.

They join previously-announced contestants Tim Vine, Ricky Hatton, Nina Conti, Jon Culshaw and Natalie Cassidy.

Jones told us that she believes Hollywood will put on an "amazing" Let's Dance performance, adding: "He started practising ages ago.

"Jon Culshaw and Paul Hollywood are taking it incredibly serious. I think those two will probably be strong contenders."

Asked if Hollywood's Great British Bake Off co-star Mary Berry will make a cameo for his dance, Jones stated: "I hope so, that would be great, wouldn't it?

"I'd love to see the pair of them. They've become national treasures in the last year or so."

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'Bake Off' star Paul Hollywood for 'Let's Dance for Comic Relief'

10 February 2013 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood is competing in this year's Let's Dance for Comic Relief, host Alex Jones has revealed to Digital Spy.

The celebrity baker star has been practicing for the fifth series of the BBC dance contest, which returns on February 16.

He joins previously-announced contestants Tim Vine, Ricky Hatton, Nina Conti, Jon Culshaw and Natalie Cassidy.

Jones told us that she believes Hollywood will put on an "amazing" Let's Dance performance, adding: "He started practising ages ago.

"Jon Culshaw and Paul Hollywood are taking it incredibly serious. I think those two will probably be strong contenders."

Asked if Hollywood's Great British Bake Off co-star Mary Berry will make a cameo for his dance, Jones stated: "I hope so, that would be great, wouldn't it?

"I'd love to see the pair of them. They've become national treasures in the last year or so."

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