Ant and Dec will bid for their 17th consecutive TV Presenter prize at the National Television Awards (NTAs) this year after being nominated for the accolade.

Ant and Dec

Ant and Dec

The presenting pair - who managed a record-breaking 16th win in the category last year - will face stiff competition from Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and Bradley Walsh at the ceremony later this month, and could get their hands on four gongs in total on the night.

The duo's show 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' is up for the newly-named Sir Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award - a nod to the late TV legend, who passed away in August 2017 aged 89 - alongside 'The Graham Norton Show', 'Celebrity Juice' and 'All Round to Mrs. Brown's'.

Ant and Dec could also taste success in two other categories for shows they present as 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' is up against 'The Great British Bake Off', 'MasterChef' and 'Love Island' for best Challenge Show, and 'Britain's Got Talent' has a nod in the Talent Show category.

The programme will do battle with rivals 'Strictly Come Dancing', 'The Voice' and 'The X Factor'.

'BGT' panellists Simon Cowell and David Walliams will face off against The Voice's will.i.am and Bake Off's Paul Hollywood in a bid to be named top TV Judge.

Suranne Jones' 'Doctor Foster' will compete against 'Liar', 'Call The Midwife', 'Casualty' and 'Game Of Thrones' for the Drama accolade, and she could taste personal success in the Drama Performance category.

The former 'Coronation Street' star is up against Tom Hardy ('Taboo'), David Tennant ('Broadchurch'), Sheridan Smith ('Moorside') and Jenna Coleman ('Victoria').

The National Television Awards 2018 will take place at London's The O2 on January 23, hosted by Dermot O'Leary.

The National Television Awards 2018 nominations:

Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

The Graham Norton Show

Celebrity Juice

All Round To Mrs Brown's

Crime Drama

Line Of Duty

Broadchurch

Little Boy Blue

Sherlock

Drama Performance

Tom Hardy (Taboo)

David Tennant (Broadchurch)

Sheridan Smith (Moorside)

Jenna Coleman (Victoria)

Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster)

Comedy

Benidorm

Still Open All Hours

The Big Bang Theory

Peter Kay's Car Share

Newcomer

Danny Walters (Keanu, EastEnders)

Ned Porteous (Tom, Emmerdale)

Nathan Morris (Milo, Hollyoaks)

Rob Mallard (Daniel, Coronation Street)

Daytime

This Morning

The Chase

Loose Women

The Jeremy Kyle Show

TV Judge

will.i.am

Paul Hollywood

Simon Cowell

David Walliams

Challenge Show

The Great British Bake Off

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

MasterChef

Love Island

Drama

Doctor Foster

Liar

Call The Midwife

Casualty

Game Of Thrones

TV Presenter

Ant & Dec

Holly Willoughby

Phillip Schofield

Bradley Walsh

Talent Show

Strictly Come Dancing

Britain's Got Talent

The Voice UK

The X Factor

Serial Drama

EastEnders

Emmerdale

Coronation Street

Hollyoaks

Serial Drama Performance

Barbara Knox (Rita)

Lucy Fallon (Bethany)

Danny Miller (Aaron)

Lacey Turner (Stacey)

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