The BBC is leading the way for the RTS Programme Awards 2023.

Claudia Winkleman and The Traitors have been nominated

Claudia Winkleman and The Traitors have been nominated

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has revealed the nominations for the upcoming ceremony, which will be once again hosted by Tom Allen on March 28 at London’s JW Marriott Grosvenor House London.

The BBC has 40 nominations across the 30 categories, followed by Channel 4 with 20, ITV with 11, and Sky with nine.

The broadcaster's comedy 'Am I Being Unreasonable' appears on four shortlists, with Lenny Rush in the running for both breakthrough and male comedy performance prizes.

Meanwhile, Daisy May Cooper is up for the female comedy performance award, and the show as a whole is on the list for the comedy drama category.

In the female leading actor category, Billie Piper ('I Hate Suzie Too') is nominated alongside Kate Winslet ('I Am Ruth') and Monica Dolan ('The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe'), with Kane Robinson ('Top Boy'), Kit Connor ('Heartstopper') and Chaske Spencer ('The English') making up the field for the male category.

Meanwhile, 'The Traitors' is nominated in the entertainment category, while Claudia Winkleman has a chance to take home the entertainment performance prize.

Chair of the Awards, Kenton Allen, said in a statement: “It is incredibly important to champion the outstanding content being made in our industry from both established and up and coming talent.

"2023 was another year of attention grabbing, thought provoking, world class television.

"The nominees announced today are a reflection of the remarkable strength of our UK creatives, and there is now the impossible task at hand of choosing winners for each of these highly competitive categories.

"I look forward to getting together later this month to celebrate everyone's achievements and I’m delighted that my more talented distant cousin Tom Allen will be returning to host the ceremony again this year.”