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National Television Awards

Final countdown to the National Television Awards

Posted on January 26th, 2011 in Awards PR,Celebrity PR,Doctor Who PR,Event PR,Music PR,Television PR.

National Television Awards host Dermot O’Leary has the ride of his life, hitching a lift in the tardis with Matt Smith’s Dr Who in a spectacular opening to tonight’s National Television Awards live on ITV1 TONIGHT at 7.30pm.

Guided by the time-travelling Doctor, Dermot pays a flying visit to some of TV’s biggest names, including Bruce Forsyth,  Ant & Dec, Dot Branning en-route to the star-studded ceremony at London’s 02 arena. The evening sees Matt Smith nominated in the Most Popular Drama Performance category, with Doctor Who shortlisted for Most Popular Drama.

Tonight’s glittering event will also  showcase one of pop music’s most unlikely duets tonight – Happy Mondays legend Shaun Ryder and I’m A Celebrity winner Stacey Solomon. The performance is expected to include the indie anthem Step On.

X Factor winner Matt Cardle will also sing tonight, backed by a 40-piece orchestra. Chilean mine hero Luis Urzua, 54, has been flown in to present an award.

With Coronation Street currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary and making headlines after that tram crash, the stars of Weatherfield will be hoping to repeat last year’s NTA success with another win in the Serial Drama category.  But as always EastEnders, who’ve just notched up their own 25th Anniversary, will give them a run for their money.

As the massively popular X-Factor prepares to conquer America will it be the viewers’ choice again in the Talent Show Category?  Fierce rival Strictly Come Dancing has beaten it before and could waltz off with the prize again.  Simon Cowell has a second contender here with Britain’s Got Talent. Dancing on Ice completes the list of nominees.

Host Dermot O’Leary will be inviting one lucky audience member up on stage on the night to present an award.

You can vote for your TV favourites by phone on 0901 888 2011.  Calls cost no more than 26p per minute from a BT landline plus no more than a 12p connection charge. Calls should last no longer than 6 minutes. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will be considerably more.

Or you can vote free online at www.nationaltvawards.com New votes will be added to those submitted in the first round.

National Television Awards nominees announced

Posted on January 3rd, 2011 in Awards PR,Celebrity PR,Event PR,Television PR.

LONDON, 3rd January 2010; Two new male stars who made a huge impact when they burst onto our screens taking over the title roles in hit series go head to head as Doctor Who’s Matt Smith clashes with Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch in the eagerly awaited National Television Awards.

Joining the Doctor and the Detective in the fiercely contested Drama Performance category are five-times NTA winner David Jason and Ashes to Ashes star Philip Glenister.

Both Smith and Cumberbatch find themselves in a double challenge as their shows go head-to-head in the Drama category.  Both face competition here from Shameless and the compelling school drama Waterloo Road.

For the full list of nominee click here

All the biggest stars from our favourite TV shows will be battling it out in 12 exciting categories in a night of nail-biting drama, red carpet glamour and high-octane music performances when the National Television Awards are screened LIVE on ITV1 in peaktime on Wednesday 26th January.

Voting on the Shortlist is NOW OPEN as viewers decide who will carry off the coveted trophies.  Hosted by Dermot O’Leary from London’s spectacular 02 arena, the 16th National Television Awards is the UK’s highest-rated awards ceremony where all the winners are chosen by viewers in a huge nationwide poll.

With Coronation Street currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary and making headlines after that tram crash, the stars of Weatherfield will be hoping to repeat last year’s NTA success with another win in the Serial Drama category.  But as always EastEnders, who’ve just notched up their own 25th Anniversary, will give them a run for their money.

As the massively popular X-Factor prepares to conquer America will it be the viewers’ choice again in the Talent Show Category?  Fierce rival Strictly Come Dancing has beaten it before and could waltz off with the prize again.  Simon Cowell has a second contender here with Britain’s Got Talent. Dancing on Ice completes the list of nominees.

While Dermot oversees the proceedings, he will also be in line for his first NTA for Most Popular Entertainment Presenter, but will he oust Ant and Dec as they aim for success in their record-breaking tenth consecutive year at the NTAs?  Davina McCall and Paul O’Grady also make the cut.

Get ready to make your vote count …

You can vote for your TV favourites by phone on 0901 888 2011.  Calls cost no more than 26p per minute from a BT landline plus no more than a 12p connection charge. Calls should last no longer than 6 minutes. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will be considerably more.

Or you can vote free online at www.nationaltvawards.com

New votes will be added to those submitted in the first round. VOTING CLOSES midday 26th January 2011. Winners will be revealed at the biggest, most spectacular National Television Awards ever, LIVE from London’s O2 arena, Wednesday 26th January on ITV1.

Host Dermot O’Leary will be inviting one lucky audience member up on stage on the night to present an NTA!!!

Last chance to join the stars on their big night out at London’s O2 arena! Book your tickets now on 0844 847 2536 OR visit www.theo2.co.uk/nta.

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Arlene Puts On Her Dancing Shoes

Posted on January 19th, 2010 in Awards PR,Celebrity PR,Event PR,Television PR.

LONDON, Tuesday 19th January 2009; She’s used to taking a ring side seat as TV’s fiercest judge, but for one night only, Arlene Phillips hits the dancefloor as she performs alongside finalists from So You Think You Can Dance at the 15th anniversary National Television Awards tomorrow night.

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Arlene, a judge on the Saturday night entertainment show, will cement her TV comeback after a very public departure from Strictly Come Dancing last year when she hits the stage at the O2 arena to perform in front of all of TV’s best loved faces, including her former panellists from Strictly.

Arlene, in a stunning Alexander McQueen frock, and her troupe will dance to Christina Aguilera’s hit Aint No Other Man.

Arlene’s on stage appearance comes as the ten remaining finalists from So You Think You Can Dance perform an electrifying routine; with the National Television Awards switching to a new venue and welcoming a new host in Dermot O’Leary, the ceremony will showcase more performances than ever before, with The X Factor stars John and Edward and Joe McElderry also on the bill.

It’s a tense night for the Strictly contingent as they go head-to-head with The X Factor to battle it out for the coveted Most Popular Talent Show award – voting lines close at mid-day on Wednesday 20th January.

The National Television Awards will broadcast live on ITV1 on Wednesday 20th January from 7.30pm.

Jedward Fever Hits O2 As Dynamic Duo Make TV Return

Posted on January 14th, 2010 in Awards PR,Celebrity PR,Event PR,Music PR,Television PR.

Double Act In Exclusive National Television Awards Performance

The most talked about act in X Factor history make their eagerly anticipated TV return when teenage twin sensations John and Edward, AKA Jedward, perform exclusively at the 15th anniversary National Television Awards.

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The Irish double act, whose charisma-infused dance routines and inimitable hair styles sparked national debate last year, will hit the stage at the 20,000 capacity O2 Arena for their first performance since X Factor, on Wednesday 20th January. The show will be broadcast live on ITV1 from 7.30pm.

John and Edward will be performing in front of the biggest names in British television, at one of Europe’s biggest venues, the O2 Arena.

While details of the track they will be performing remains under wraps, the stage is being set for an entertainment spectacle. The stunning set is being decorated with thousands of Swarovski crystals.

The pair’s legendary X Factor performances included show-stopping versions of Ghostbusters, We Will Rock You and Oops, I Did It Again.

The twin’s performance comes as The X Factor battles it out to be named Most Popular Talent Show, alongside nominees Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent and Dancing on Ice, in one of the Awards’ most hotly contested categories.

Bigger than ever before, the National Television Awards celebrates its 15th anniversary with a move to the O2 Arena and a new host, Dermot O’Leary, who takes the reigns from Sir Trevor McDonald.

To see Jedward live, and join the stars on their big night at the NTAs, call Ticketmaster on 0844 847 2536 or book online at www.theo2.co.uk/nta

For further information, please contact Taylor Herring PR on 020 8206 5151

Event PR: National Television Awards 2010

Posted on January 5th, 2010 in Awards PR,Celebrity PR,Event PR,Television PR.

LONDON, Tuesday 5th January 2010: The giants of the small screen are fighting it out for the ultimate prize – and who takes home an NTA trophy on the biggest TV night of the year is entirely down to YOU.

The final round of voting is now officially open for the biggest-ever National Television Awards (NTA), taking place on Wednesday, January 20 at London’s O2 Arena, hosted for the very first time by Dermot O’Leary, and broadcast live on ITV1 from 7.30 pm. And here are the key battles in which you can help choose the winners:

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In the Talent Show category The X Factor takes on Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent, and Dancing On Ice. The X Factor will be looking for revenge after Strictly caused an upset last year by waltzing off with the trophy. But the Subo factor could give Simon Cowell a second chance of silverware with Britain’s Got Talent.

Fans of Ant and Dec have more than one chance to vote for their heroes, with the irrepressible Geordie duo up for no less than three awards, namely Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out Of Here! in the Entertainment Programme and the boys themselves as Entertainment Presenters, where they are likely to face stiff competition from Paul O’Grady and first-time NTA shortlisters Holly Willoughby and Michael McIntyre.

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The three Davids – Jason (A Touch Of Frost), Tennant (Doctor Who), and Threlfall (Shameless) – gang up on the solitary Philip Glenister (for Ashes To Ashes) in Drama Performance, while The Apprentice squares up to Top Gear in yet another heavyweight clash, this time for Factual Programme.

Throw in Newcomer – where the EastEnders v Coronation Street battle is fought out by Ryan Malloy (Neil McDermott) and Graeme Proctor (Craig Gazey) – and the brand new Star Travel Documentary category that sees Joanna Lumley (In The Land Of The Northern Lights) take on Stephen Fry (In America) in a National Treasure face-off, and it’s clear that the only place to be on January 20 is in the best ringside seat in the house, watching live on ITV1 at 7.30pm.

The spectacular NTA set features thousands crystals by Swarovski – prepare to be dazzled!

How to vote here . . .

Simply go to itv.com/nta to vote for your favourites, or call the special NTA voteline on 0901 888 2009. Calls cost 25p per minute from BT landlines plus a 9p connection charge, while calls from other networks may be higher and calls from mobiles will cost considerably more.*

One lucky member of the audience will become a star for the night! During the ceremony Dermot will be inviting a member of the public up from the audience onto the stage to present a major award. So make sure you are dressed to the nines so that you’ll sparkle in the spotlight.

Vote now, and don’t forget to tune in to ITV1 from 7.30 pm on Wednesday January 20th when new host Dermot O’ Leary helms a spectacular star-studded ceremony to reveal the winners as voted for by YOU!

*Calls should last no longer than 6 minutes and you need to call from a touchtone phone to register your votes. Voting opens at 00.01 on January 5th and closes at midday on 20th January. Multiple vote restrictions apply see Terms and Conditions at www.nationaltvawards.com

For further information, contact Taylor Herring PR on 0208 206 5151