National Television Awards 2019 longlist: Ant & Dec and Jodie Whittaker lead nominations

Mail Online | 10/16/2018 | Ellie Phillips;Andrew Bullock For Mailonline
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The 2019 National Television Awards (NTA) longlist has been revealed ahead of the star-studded ceremony, which will take place in Januray next year.

And in perhaps a shock announcement, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are nominated for the Best Presenters category, despite the former not appearing with his co-host for the majority of the year, due to personal issues.

Doctor - Who - Jodie - Whittaker - Nominee

The first female Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker, was also announced as a nominee, just two episodes into her stint as the newest incarnation of the Doctor.

She will battle it out with the likes of Killing Eve leading ladies Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, as well as Bodyguard stars Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes.

Robbie - Williams - National - Television - Award

Robbie Williams has been nominated for his first ever National Television Award, in the TV Judge category for his new role on the current series of The X Factor.

The Take That star will challenge the stalwarts from Strictly Come Dancing, Great British Bake Off and Britain’s Got Talent as well as Judge Rinder and Judge Romesh.

Ant - Dec - Co-hosts - Career - Television

Ant & Dec have been co-hosts across their 20-year career in television, and only in the last two years has Dec had to helm certain series without Ant, with I'm A Celeb... being the latest.

The show was still presented by both And and Dec last year, despite Ant's problems with pain killer addition. He had been in rehab for a while but deemed fit enough to go back to work.

Year - Byker - Grove - Actor - Relapse

However, earlier this year, the former Byker Grove actor suffered a relapse, and will not return to work any sooner than 2019, with Holly Willoughby taking over for him in the jungle in November.

Ant skipped...
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