Scarlett Moffatt joins NTA’s presenting line up

National Television Awards has revealed that Gogglebox star, Scarlett Moffatt will be joining its family.

Moffatt will act as the eyes and ears of all the backstage news when the NTAs broadcast live to the nation on ITV on the 25th January.

Up for an award herself for I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, which she won last year, Moffatt will assist host Dermot O’Leary in presenting the show as well as taking over all National Television Awards social media channels for the night.

”I’ve never been to an awards ceremony before. I can’t believe the first one I’m attending is as part of the actual NTA team working alongside Dermot O Leary, the master of live TV. I can’t believe it; it’s going to be such an amazing experience. To top it off my Dad gets to be my plus one and walk me down my first ever red carpet! What more can a girl ask for?!“

During the show, Scarlett will provide TV lovers with backstage exclusives; tracking down the stars and sharing all the behind the scenes buzz with viewers at home and in the arena. But this is no solo mission: fans will be encouraged to join in the conversation by tweeting @NTAs live during the show.

This year sees a brand new category, Period Drama. Recognising the huge appeal of historical sagas, the award sees ITV newcomer Victoria and the BBC’s Poldark renew their Sunday night rivalry – alongside returning favourite Call The Midwife, stylish gangster epic Peaky Blinders and Netflix newcomer Stranger Things, which notches the first ever NTAs nomination for a drama on a streaming service.

Can reigning champions Ant & Dec make it an incredible 16-year winning streak and retain their TV Presenter title? Stiff competition comes from Mel & Sue for their swansong series of Bake-Off and Gary Lineker, who hosted the first Match Of The Day of the season in his underwear after promising to do so if Leicester City won the league. James Corden and Rylan Clark-Neal are also aiming to dethrone the Geordie duo.

TV Judge hails the crucial role of our iconic talent show judges and looks like one of the most closely fought awards. Strictly’s head judge Len Goodman and Bake-Off’s much-loved Mary Berry are both shortlisted for their farewell series, while BGT’s David Walliams and X Factor diva Nicole Scherzinger are pitted against their boss, talent show king Simon Cowell.

So often, the Live Magazine Show contenders become the TV talking points of the day, with the agenda set on BBC Breakfast, exclusive interviews on This Morning and Sunday Brunch, lively debate with the Loose Women and A-list guests on The One Show sofa.

Competition between programmes in the Talent Show category is a fierce three-way fight between those ratings-grabbing entertainment juggernauts Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing. Will conjuring, crooning or choreography help get the nod? Do the public prefer magician Richard Jones, Honey G or Ed Balls?

The Challenge Show award acknowledges the addictive nature and talking point appeal of reality elimination series. Will it be a contest from sunnier climes like I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! or Love Island? Or did Britons prefer the homespun charms of MasterChef, The Apprentice or The Great British Bake-Off, in its last year on BBC One?

Serial Drama is as hotly contested as ever. EastEnders has romped to victory for the past two years but can the ITV oldie Coronation Street or the ever explosive Emmerdale or Channel 4’s Hollyoaks steal the BBC serial drama’s title?

The shows up for Entertainment Programme really are the best in the biz: from the family fun of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway to the irreverent antics of Celebrity Juice, from the Hollywood stars gracing The Graham Norton Show to the razor-sharp dissection of the week’s news on The Last Leg and of course many other nominations too.

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