Alison Hammond hopes to break Ant and Dec’s 20-year reign at NTAs


‘I’d like to win!’ Alison Hammond hopes to break Ant and Dec’s 20-year reign and be named Best Presenter at the NTAs

  • Alison will battle it out against Ant & Dec, both 46, for the Best Presenter award 
  • The pair have been shortlisted for the 21st year consecutively
  • This Morning will compete with The Chase, The Repair Shop and Loose Women
  • The star-studded awards will be broadcast live on ITV on September 15

This Morning’s Alison Hammond wants to win Best Presenter at the National Television Awards on September 15 and beat frontrunners Ant and Dec.

The former Big Brother star, 47, said she wants to take home the award because it ‘means a lot’.  

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, both 46, have been shortlisted for the award for the 21st year consecutively.

‘I’m not gonna lie, I’d like to win!’ Alison Hammond said this week that she wants to be named Best Presenter at the National Television Awards and break Ant and Dec’s 20-year reign

‘I love the NTAs because it’s the viewers who have voted for you. It does mean a lot. I’m not gonna lie. I’d like to win,’ Alison told The Mirror. 

She also recently said: ‘Could this be the year Ant and Dec hand over the gong to me?’ 

Alison’s This Morning co-star Holly Willoughby, 41, has publicly backed Alison, telling her: ‘This is your year.’

ITV’s This Morning will compete with The Chase, The Repair Shop and Loose Women for the Daytime Award. 

Frontrunners: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, both 46, (pictured in May) have been shortlisted for the award for the 21st year consecutively

Frontrunners: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, both 46, (pictured in May) have been shortlisted for the award for the 21st year consecutively 

It comes after the editor of This Morning, Martin Frizell, 63, said Alison deserves to win the coveted award. 

‘Of all those nominated as the best presenter at the NTAs, this is the one who puts in the graft,’ he wrote on Instagram.

He added: ‘I see it daily, what a year, what a gal, it will need a double act to beat her.’ 

‘So touched!’ Alison replied. ‘I’ve won with this single comment.’

While Alison is up for the Best Presenter award, her This Morning co-stars Holly and Phillip Schofield were ruthlessly snubbed in nominations. 

Neighbours is set to go head-to-head with UK soaps, EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale for the Serial Drama award. 

Support: Alison's This Morning co-star Holly Willoughby, 41, has publicly backed Alison, telling her: 'This is your year'

Support: Alison’s This Morning co-star Holly Willoughby, 41, has publicly backed Alison, telling her: ‘This is your year’

The Australian show has been nominated for one final final gong at the upcoming ceremony, after its 37 year TV reign ended with an emotional finale in July. 

Elsewhere, Tom Parker – who died aged 33 on in March following a battle with brain cancer – receives a posthumous nomination for his moving documentary, Inside My Head. 

This year’s NTA shortlist features more streamers than ever before, reflecting the changing broadcasting landscape.

The likes of Heartstopper, After Life, Sex Education, Bridgerton and Clarkson’s Farm prove the sheer breadth of programming that the digital providers now offer.

Four productions that set pulses racing for very different reasons compete for the New Drama award. Heartstopper became an instant coming-of-age classic, while This is Going to Hurt provided a visceral look at life on the NHS frontline.

Time, meanwhile, took us behind bars to show us the brutal realities of prison, and Trigger Point proved to be an incendiary Sunday-night hit.

With a brand new venue of Wembley’s OVO Arena, the star-studded awards will be broadcast live on ITV on September 15 from 8pm, with Joel Dommett hosting. 

THE FULL 2022 NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS NOMINEES

NEW DRAMA 

Heartstopper

This Is Going To Hurt

Time

Trigger Point 

 

TALENT SHOW 

Britain’s Got Talent

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Strictly Come Dancing

The Masked Singer 

 

AUTHORED DOCUMENTARY 

Julia Bradbury: Breast Cancer and Me 

Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek

Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next

Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism

Tom Parker: Inside My Head 

 

RETURNING DRAMA 

Bridgerton

Call the Midwife

Peaky Blinders

The Split 

 

TV PRESENTER

Alison Hammond

Ant & Dec

Bradley Walsh

Graham Norton 

 

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Clarkson’s Farm

Gogglebox

Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs

The Great British Bake Off 

 

DRAMA PERFORMANCE 

Cillian Murphy, Thomas Shelby, Peaky Blinders

Jonathan Bailey, Anthony Bridgerton, Bridgerton

Nicola Walker, Hannah, The Split

Vicky McClure, Lana Washington, Trigger Point 

 

THE BRUCE FOSRYTH ENTERTAINMENT AWARD 

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway 

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 

Taskmaster

The Graham Norton Show

SERIAL DRAMA

Coronation Street

EastEnders

Emmerdale

Neighbours 

 

EXPERT

 Jay Blades

Kaleb Cooper

Martin Lewis

Sir David Attenborough

 

SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE 

Mark Charnock, Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale

Paige Sandhu, Meena Jutla, Emmerdale

Rose Ayling-Ellis, Frankie Lewis, EastEnders

 

QUIZ GAME SHOW 

Beat the Chasers

In for a Penny

Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel

The 1% Club

 

RISING STAR 

Charithra Chandran, Edwina Sharma, Bridgerton

Joe Locke, Charlie Spring, Heartstopper

Kit Connor, Nick Nelson, Heartstopper

Paddy Bever, Max Turner, Coronation Street 

 

DAYTIME 

Loose Women

The Chase

The Repair Shop

This Morning

 

COMEDY

After Life

Derry Girls

Not Going Out

Sex Education

 

TALENT SHOW JUDGE

Anton Du Beke

David Walliams

Mo Gilligan

RuPaul

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