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Full list of winners from the 2017 National Television Awards

The stars of the small screen gathered at The O2 in London last night for the 23rd annual National Television Awards, as the general public decided their telly favourites from the past twelve months across a host of categories; check out the full list of winners here via The Telegraph

Entertainment Programme: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Drama Performance: Sarah Lancashire

Factual Entertainment: Gogglebox

Serial Drama Performance: Lacey Turner (EastEnders)

Comedy: Mrs Brown’s Boys

TV Judge: Mary Berry

Daytime: The Chase

Period Drama: Call The Midwife

Live Magazine: This Morning

Newcomer: Faye Brooks (Coronation Street)

TV Presenter: Ant & Dec

Special Recognition – Graham Norton

Drama – Casualty

Challenge Show – I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

Serial Drama – Emmerdale

Talent Show – Strictly Come Dancing
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The National Television Awards: who will win – and who actually should

The people’s Baftas are here! But will Bake Off or I’m A Celebrity emerge victorious? And will Gary Lineker in his pants knock Ant & Dec off their perch?

Democracy! Everyone loves a bit of that at the moment, don’t they? If people have voted for something, it must be the best. Perfect timing, then, for the National Television Awards – the only TV gongs decided purely by the discerning public – to roll around for its 22nd year. So who’s likely to pick up an award? And for us snowflakes who insist on defying the will of the people, who ought to get one instead?

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Ant and Dec win Nta for 15th year running

Ant and Dec were crowned TV Presenters of the Year at the National Television Awards on Wednesday night (20.01.16). The Geordie duo have now taken home the gong for a staggering fifteen consecutive years, but Dec said the honour doesn't get any less as the time progresses. He said: ''Thank you so much, this is amazing. People said to us on the way tonight, 'Does it get boring winning awards?' No! It doesn't! If anything our gratitude has grown over the years because you never know when you're going to get it again.'' And Ant added: ''It's getting a bit mental
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The National Television Awards 2016: who should win?

Gogglebox v Top Gear? Game of Thrones v Big Bang Theory? Ant & Dec v Mel & Sue? Dermot O’Leary hosts tonight’s ceremony – the only TV awards show voted for by the public

Tonight at the O2 Arena in London, Dermot O’Leary hosts the only TV awards ceremony voted for by the public: the National Television Awards. Whether that means the NTAs are more valid than the snooty Baftas, or a waste of time because ratings already tell us what’s popular, is up to you. Either way, everyone nominated in this, the NTAs’ 21st year, wants to win … but who will? And in the spirit of every awards ceremony being an excuse for an argument, who should win?

Related: Who is Lady Colin Campbell and what is her accent?

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Jennifer Ellison suffered 'withdrawal symptoms' while shooting Sugar Free Farm

Ant and Dec were crowned TV Presenters of the Year at the National Television Awards on Wednesday night (20.01.16). The Geordie duo have now taken home the gong for a staggering fifteen consecutive years, but Dec said the honour doesn't get any less as the time progresses. He said: ''Thank you so much, this is amazing. People said to us on the way tonight, 'Does it get boring winning awards?' No! It doesn't! If anything our gratitude has grown over the years because you never know when you're going to get it again.'' And Ant added: ''It's getting a bit mental
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Rebecca Adlington thinks Beth Tweddle will be better than her on The Jump

Rylan Clark-Neal wants to host 'The X Factor'. The 27-year-old singer-turned-presenter is keen to take the helm of the ITV show where he found fame, admitting it would be his ''ultimate dream''. He said: ''My ultimate dream would be to present 'The X Factor' - I only left three years ago and to go from contestant to presenting would be a tick in my box.'' And Rylan - who is nominated at tonight's (20.01.16) National Television Awards for Best TV Presenter against the likes of Ant & Dec, Graham Norton and Mel & Sue - is still shocked he beat former 'X Factor'
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Downton Abbey to take on Doctor Who at National Television Awards

'Downton Abbey' is set to go head-to-head with 'Doctor Who' as they compete to be crowned the Best Drama at this year's National Television Awards (NTAs). The popular ITV series, which came to an end over the festive period following five years on screen, will battle it out against the BBC one science-fiction programme at this month's award ceremony after making it onto the shortlist. Funny presenting duo Ant and Dec are set to add to their huge collection of trophies after being nominated for Best TV Presenter, which they've bagged 14 years in a row, alongside Rylan Clark and Graham Norton. EastEnders'
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National Television Awards unveil four new categories and include Netflix and Amazon shows for the first time

Shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime are now in contention at the National Television Awards.

The NTAs have added four new categories for their 2016 edition, taking place at London's O2 Arena on January 20, 2016 and hosted by Dermot O'Leary.

Shows such as Game of Thrones, Orange Is The New Black and Transparent could be in the running for the International award, while New Drama could see Black Work battle against those pesky Humans.

TV Presenter will pit presenters of factual shows against entertainment presenters, as well as seeing TV couples facing each other such as Pointless's Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.

The final new category of Live Magazine Show recognises topical shows across the whole schedule, from Lorraine to The One Show.

Viewers can vote in the 15 categories of the 2016 NTAs from now until 23.59 on October 18 at nationaltvawards.com or by phone.

Back in August, the NTAs opened the voting
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Britain's Got Talent: David Walliams dresses as a dog for agility course

Who would win in a battle of agility between David Walliams and a Belgian Shepherd?

Well, Walliams decided to find out by going up against the dog on the Britain's Got More Talent stage.

The comedian will face competition from different dogs as the series goes on, taking on various challenges.

He got into the spirit of the occasion by donning his own dog costume, but it wasn't enough to help him beat Jibe.

It took Walliams 46 seconds to complete the course, while Jibe got round in just 10 seconds.

Walliams recently suggested that entertainment value is more important than talent when it comes to sifting through acts on the ITV series.

Meanwhile, Cowell claimed that Walliams's ego is "out of control" after his Best TV Judge win at the 2015 National Television Awards.

Britain's Got More Talent returns to ITV2 on Saturday (April 11) at 9.20pm.

Watch Ant and Dec and the
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Bgt's David Walliams: 'Entertainment value more important than talent'

Britain's Got Talent's David Walliams has claimed that entertainment value is more important than talent.

The comedian said that eccentric acts are still his "absolute favourite" and are the reason he continues to do the show.

He said: "We had a brilliant guy who came on and played tunes on a comb, he blew into this comb.

"It was absolutely excruciating to listen to him murdering all these famous songs, but also it was incredibly entertaining.

"I think that's what is interesting, sometimes people are not necessarily that talented but they can still be hugely entertaining. Ultimately, entertainment value is what we are really looking for. I think sometimes people get confused.

"If someone comes on and they sing a song, but there's nothing original about them or the way they do it, then they have some talent but they have left everyone cold. But this guy, blowing into a comb,
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Simon Cowell on David Walliams: 'His ego is out of control'

Simon Cowell has claimed that David Walliams is "out of control".

The Britain's Got Talent boss said his fellow judge's ego is "getting bigger", especially after he was named Best TV Judge at January's National Television Awards.

On whether he considered changing the judging line-up this year, Cowell said: "No, I think - and I hate to admit it - this panel is about as good as we've done on any show.

"I like being on the show but more importantly the other three really like being on the show. They genuinely want to find someone talented, particularly the girls.

"We get on really well. David can be a pain - I feel a little bit like Frankenstein and the monster. His ego is getting bigger and he's literally out of control."

Cowell also claimed that he has "higher standards" than the other judges, and criticised "terrible" dog acts who
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Open thread: Who should replace Dermot O'Leary as X Factor host?

So Dermot O'Leary is leaving The X Factor after eight years fronting the ITV singing competition.

In a statement, the host thanked Simon Cowell and the show's family - but talk has inevitably already turned to who will fill Dermot's dancing shoes.

Who do you think should present The X Factor now? Should it jump into the safe pair of hands that is Ant & Dec who already front sister show Britain's Got Talent? Or is Olly Murs the way forward as an ex-contestant who knows the process inside-out and has experience on The Xtra Factor?

Digital Spy rounds up some of the possibilities:

Ant & Dec

Fresh off the back of a fourteenth Best Presenter win in a row at the National Television Awards, Ant & Dec are widely seen as the safest pair of hands to present primetime telly on a Saturday night. Experience on Pop Idol is in their favour too,
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Doctor Who: 60 things we learned from The Writer's Tale

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To end a week celebrating New Who's 10th birthday, here's a bumper list of Doctor Who titbits from Russell T Davies' The Writer's Tale...

We’ve touched on why The Writer’s Tale, the 2008 (expanded in 2010) compendium of correspondence between Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies and journalist Benjamin Cook, deserves a space on your bookshelf here.

In short, The Writer’s Tale is both a screenwriting masterclass and an unparalleled look behind the scenes of new Doctor Who. As well as following the production triumphs and emergencies as the show lurches “from one crisis to another”, it lets you witness story ideas being created in the wild. See pivotal Doctor Who moments tottering unsurely out of Davies’ mind like new-born giraffes and watch them transform into sleek, galloping beasts of majesty! Think of it like a classy David Attenborough doc on storytelling, with bonus David Tennant photos and chat about Tony from Skins.
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Olly Murs gets pranked in Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway clip

Olly Murs gets an unexpected gunging in a preview clip of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

In a preview trailer for the upcoming 12th series, the former X Factor star is shown being locked into a tanning booth before being covered in yellow gunk.

Also shown preparing for embarrassment is Richard Madeley, who agrees to do everything Ant & Dec tell him to do while meeting unsuspecting members of the public.

Saturday Night Takeaway returns to ITV on Saturday, February 21 at 7pm for the first live show of the series.

The upcoming shows will feature undercover missions from the double act, as well 'I'm a Celebrity…Get Out of Me Ear' and other new segments.

Ant & Dec were awarded the Best Entertainment Presenter prize at the National Television Awards earlier this month, for the 14th year running.
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Doctor Who and Eastenders: a history of soap and space

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From the Queen Vic to the Tardis. As Eastenders prepares to mark its 30th anniversary, we look back at its encounters with Doctor Who...

Back in the mid-eighties an actor who played "Third Assistant" in a Doctor Who story called The Savages (1966) and the director of another Doctor Who adventure, The Underwater Menace (1967), came together to create one of the BBC’s most successful television shows.

And when they got together, it was murder. Well, not quite. (Though the first episode did feature a victim who would later die, fact fans.) But what they did create was Eastenders.

Broadcast on February the 19th 1985 (in between episodes one and two of The Two Doctors), this creation of Who alumni would go on to share numerous links with the long-running science-fiction for years to come. Even its time-slot owes much to the adventures of everyone’s favourite Gallifreyan.

In an interview in
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Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway gets return date

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway has received a return date.

The show's 12th series will begin on February 21, ITV has confirmed.

A new Saturday Night Takeaway trailer was recently revealed, showing the presenting duo as superheroes battling 'The Winter Blues'.

The new series promises to feature undercover missions from the pair, as well as more 'I'm a Celebrity…Get Out of Me Ear' and other new segments.

Since the end of the last series, Ant & Dec have taken the show on an extensive nationwide tour, with special guest appearances from Blue, Joey Essex and Peter Andre.

They were recently awarded the Best Entertainment Presenter prize at the National Television Awards for the 14th year running earlier this month.

Watch the pair discuss wanting to present the Brits again below:
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Ant & Dec are superheroes in new Saturday Night Takeaway trailer

Ant & Dec have transformed into superheroes for their new Saturday Night Takeaway trailer.

The Geordie duo are seen dressed up as superheroes scaling ITV's headquarters as they battle 'The Winter Blues'.

The new series promises to feature undercover missions from the pair, as well as more 'I'm a Celebrity…Get Out of Me Ear' and other new segments.

Since the end of the last series, Ant & Dec have taken the show on an extensive nationwide tour, with special guest appearances from Blue, Joey Essex and Peter Andre.

Meanwhile, the pair were awarded the Best Entertainment Presenter prize at the National Television Awards for the 14th year running earlier this month.

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway will return to screens for its twelfth series next month.

Watch the pair discuss wanting to present the Brits again below:
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David Tennant To Battle ‘Jessica Jones’

His latest show Gracepoint just got the heave-ho, but former Doctor Who David Tennant is joining the Marvel stable with a role as villain Kilgrave in the A.K.A Jessica Jones TV series. He’s the second Tardis traveller to go dark for the comic titan, following Karen Gillan in Guardians Of The Galaxy.

Kilgrave is described as a mysterious figure from Jones’ past as a costumed crimefighter. She turned her back on the superhero life to become a private detective but echoes of her spandex-clad days seem destined to follow her around. Krysten Ritter is playing the lead, supported by Mike Colter as Luke Cage.

With a Special Recognition prize bestowed at last week’s National Television Awards and a rumoured part in NBC’s Hannibal, not to mention his continuing success in Gracepoint‘s British counterpart Broadchurch, it looks like Tennant is going from strength to strength
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Alan Carr: 'Getting drunk on Chatty Man easier than doing research'

Alan Carr has insisted that he does serve his guests real alcohol on Chatty Man - because it saves him "doing research".

"They just open up - you get more out of them [when they've been drinking]," Carr told Digital Spy at the National Television Awards.

The comedian was named best Chat Show Host at the NTAs, beating Michael McIntyre, Graham Norton, Paul O'Grady and Jonathan Ross.

The victory was decided by viewers, though Carr insisted that he had not campaigned for votes online.

"I didn't wanna hammer it on Twitter and tell everyone [to vote] - because there's nothing worse, is there?" he said. "If people vote for you, they vote for you, which is always sweet."

Carr had previously apologised for his NTAs acceptance speech, branding it "f**king s**t".

Sheridan Smith: 'I was gutted to miss NTAs win'

This Morning hosts: 'You never know what to expect on the show'
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This Morning hosts: 'You never know what to expect on the show'

Watch Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford reflect on a year of surreal This Morning moments with Digital Spy.

The hosts were speaking to DS at the National Television Awards, where This Morning was named best Daytime show.

Hours after the show featured vagina facials, we asked Eamonn and Ruth to look back on their memories of the past year - from Hilary Clinton to big bottoms.

"You just don't know who or what you're going to see or who you're going to meet," Holmes said of This Morning's wide-ranging content.

The show beat BBC One's Pointless and fellow ITV series The Chase and The Jeremy Kyle Show to emerge victorious on Wednesday night.

Great British Bake Off not competing with similar formats, says Mary Berry

Keith Lemon: The Sequel? "It's written and ready to film," says star
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