REALITY hit The Traitors appears to have impressed 2023’s Nationwide Tv Awards, the annual small-screen celebration voted for by viewers.
The longlist for potential winners is launched immediately with 16 classes, together with two new ones that mirror TV’s largest developments.
The Actuality Competitors part will discover the highest present from a batch that acknowledges The Apprentice, SAS Who Dares Wins in addition to The Traitors, one of many largest successes of the previous yr.
In the meantime, the TV Interview class follows some large chats together with Prince Harry’s surprising revelations to ITV newsreader Tom Bradby.
The brand new classes have been accommodated by shedding TV Knowledgeable and Expertise Present Decide which featured in 2022.
As host of The Traitors and The Piano and co-host of Strictly Come Dancing, Claudia Winkleman, can be on the record for the TV Presenter gong.
However she faces sturdy competitors from Ant & Dec, who’ve gained that title 21 instances, to not point out NTAs compere Joel Dommett, who we often see fronting The Masked Singer on ITV.
Claudia may also be up in opposition to This Morning’s Holly Willoughby and The Circle’s Emma Willis, together with newcomer Hannah Waddingham, the Ted Lasso actress whose profile has soared since fronting the Eurovision Track Contest final week.
Harry and Tom additionally face competitors within the TV Interview class from Louis Theroux, who had an excellent one-to-one with rapper Stormzy final yr, through which he waxed lyrical about his adoration of Love Island host Maya Jama.
There’s a conflict involving one of many largest dramas of the yr, BBC One’s Joyful Valley.
Not solely is it on the record for Returning Drama, its two major stars — Sarah Lancashire and James Norton — are each within the working for Drama Efficiency on the again of their work within the sensational last sequence.
Sky’s The Final Of Us, starring Pedro Pascal, might additionally triumph, for New Drama.
Most cancers campaigner and Solar columnist Dame Deborah James, who died final yr, would possibly obtain a posthumous gong within the Authored Documentary class for her Bowelbabe movie.
Paul O’Grady’s For The Love of Canines is on the Factual record, two months after the Lily Savage star and presenter died.
And the late Jade Goody’s son Bobby Brazier is on the longlist for Rising Star, for his position as Freddie Slater on EastEnders.
However whether or not any of them take dwelling an award on the night time all is determined by who the viewing public now put by means of to the shortlist.
THE 16 CATEGORIES
1 New Drama
2 Actuality Competitors
3 Authored Documentary
4 Returning Drama
5 TV Presenter
7 Drama Efficiency
8 Bruce Forsyth Leisure Award
9 Serial Drama
10 TV Interview
11 Serial Drama Perfomance
12 Quiz Gameshow
13 Rising Star
16 Expertise Present
ALL BEAR BENEATH THE KILT
ACTION man Bear Grylls likes to go commando – however solely when he’s carrying a kilt.
The survival knowledgeable enjoys bounding round in as little as attainable when he’s on his non-public island in North Wales with the household.
Bear advised the Radio Instances: “My sons all the time snigger at me as a result of I like to put on a kilt once I exit with the canines.
“All the things feels free. I like to go working beside a riverbank close to the place we reside, in naked toes and only a kilt and T-shirt.
“Then I simply strip off and dive in and it feels so good, and pure.”
He was speaking forward of his look on BBC One family tree present Who Do You Suppose You Are? the place he discovers he’s associated to Archibald Campbell, First Marquess of Argyll.
Right here’s hoping he’s been carrying the Argyll tartan for that kilt all this time . . .
ANDREW MARR mentioned it was “upsetting” his voice was swapped for Kirsty Younger’s on the BBC One obituary of The Queen – as he’d spent a decade engaged on it.
He advised Radio Instances: “It was determined, apparently, within the BBC it would ‘confuse or upset’ viewers in the event that they heard my voice on it now I’d left.”
ADAM’S SMOOTH RETURN
THE nice performers usually must make large sacrifices for his or her artwork.
Simply ask Adam Woodyatt, who’s making a return to EastEnders this summer time as Ian Beale along with his “again from the useless” spouse Cindy.
The actor needed to shave off his beard to renew enjoying the Albert Sq. stalwart.
That’s regardless of spending the previous two years nurturing the face furnishings.
Having appeared within the BBC One cleaning soap since its begin in 1985, Adam stop in 2021.
He was usually seen sporting the gray whiskers, together with throughout his stint on I’m A Superstar that yr.
However I perceive he has needed to razor all of it off to develop into Ian once more, together with pulling on these trademark polo shirts, in fact.
I’m undecided which is worse.