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Downton Abbey finale up for National Television Award

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Image caption Downton Abbey has been voted best TV drama three times in the last four years

Downton Abbey could go out on a high after its final series was nominated for the best drama prize at this year's National Television Awards.

The ITV saga, which has won three times in the last four years, is up against Doctor Who, Broadchurch and Casualty.

Poldark, Doctor Foster, Ordinary Lies and Humans will compete in a new category for best new drama series.

And Ant & Dec, who have been voted most popular entertainment presenters for 14 years in a row, are nominated again.

The entertainment presenter category has been changed to most popular TV presenter this year, and the Geordie duo will have to see off Graham Norton, Mel and Sue and Rylan Clark.

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Image caption Ant and Dec are hoping to continue their long winning streak

Two of the pair's shows are up against each other in the entertainment programme category - Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! are nominated alongside Celebrity Juice and The Graham Norton Show.

Viewers can vote now for their favourites on the National Television Awards website, with the winners to be announced at the O2 Arena in London on 20 January.

Poldark's Aidan Turner is up for the drama performance vote, but will face stiff competition from David Tennant for Broadchurch, Doctor Foster's Suranne Jones and last year's winner Sheridan Smith for Black Work.

In the challenge show category, last year's most-watched programme The Great British Bake Off will aim to cream the opposition - in the form of The Apprentice, MasterChef and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.

FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS

TALENT SHOW

  • Britain's Got Talent
  • Strictly Come Dancing
  • The Voice UK
  • The X Factor

CHALLENGE SHOW

  • Bear Grylls: Mission Survive
  • MasterChef
  • The Apprentice
  • The Great British Bake Off

SERIAL DRAMA

  • Coronation Street
  • EastEnders
  • Emmerdale
  • Hollyoaks

COMEDY

  • Benidorm
  • Birds Of A Feather
  • Not Going Out
  • Peter Kay's Car Share

DRAMA

  • Broadchurch
  • Casualty
  • Doctor Who
  • Downton Abbey

NEW DRAMA

  • Doctor Foster
  • Humans
  • Ordinary Lies
  • Poldark

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

  • DIY SOS: The Big Build
  • Gogglebox
  • Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
  • Top Gear

LIVE MAGAZINE SHOW

  • BBC Breakfast
  • Loose Women
  • The One Show
  • This Morning

DRAMA PERFORMANCE

  • Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster)
  • Sheridan Smith (Black Work)
  • David Tennant (Broadchurch)
  • Aidan Turner (Poldark)

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

  • Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
  • Celebrity Juice
  • I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
  • The Graham Norton Show

NEWCOMER

  • Gemma Atkinson (Emmerdale)
  • Richard Blackwood (EastEnders)
  • Parry Glasspool (Hollyoaks)
  • Shayne Ward (Coronation Street)

SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE

  • Danny Dyer (EastEnders)
  • Alison King (Coronation Street)
  • Michael Parr (Emmerdale)
  • Rakhee Thakrar (EastEnders)

INTERNATIONAL

  • Game Of Thrones
  • Orange Is The New Black
  • The Big Bang Theory

DAYTIME

  • Pointless
  • The Chase
  • The Jeremy Kyle Show
  • The Paul O'Grady Show

TV PRESENTER

  • Ant & Dec
  • Graham Norton
  • Mel & Sue
  • Rylan Clark

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