Line of Duty co-stars to go head-to-head for National Television Award

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Line of Duty co-stars Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston will compete against each other for the same prize at the National Television Awards.

The trio from the BBC police drama has been nominated for the best drama performance award alongside Olly Alexander for It's a Sin, which depicted the AIDS crisis in London in the '80s, and David Tennant for his portrayal of serial killer Dennis Nilsen in the drama Des.

Line of Duty was also nominated for best returning drama, alongside Call the Midwife, The Crown, and Unforgotten, while It's a Sin and Des were shortlisted for best new drama besides Normal People and Netflix smash hit Bridgerton.

Elsewhere in the shortlist, Danny Dyer landed a nod for best serial drama performance for EastEnders, and his co-star Rose Ayling-Ellis, who was recently announced to be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing, was nominated for best newcomer for her role as Frankie Lewis in the BBC soap.

Piers Morgan also managed to secure a nomination for Best Presenter despite quitting Good Morning Britain earlier this year over his comments about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. He will compete against Ant and Dec, Alison Hammond, Bradley Walsh, and Holly Willoughby.

The National Television Awards will be hosted by comedian Joel Dommett and take place in London on 9 September.

The full list of nominations is as follows:

Drama performance

Olly Alexander - It's A Sin

Martin Compston - Line of Duty

Adrian Dunbar - Line of Duty

Vicky McClure - Line of Duty

David Tennant - Des

New drama



It's A Sin

Normal People

Returning drama

Call the Midwife

Line of Duty

The Crown


Serial drama

Coronation Street




Serial drama performance

Sally Carman - Coronation Street

Danny Dyer - EastEnders

Mollie Gallagher - Coronation Street

Billy Price - Hollyoaks


Rose Ayling-Ellis - EastEnders

Rhiannon Clements - Hollyoaks

Olivia D'Lima - Casualty

Emile John - Emmerdale

Jude Riordan - Coronation Street

TV presenter

Ant and Dec

Alison Hammond

Piers Morgan

Bradley Walsh

Holly Willoughby

Bruce Forsyth entertainment award

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

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


The Graham Norton Show

Talent show

Britain's Got Talent

RuPaul's Drag Race UK

Strictly Come Dancing

The Masked Singer

Challenge show

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

Love Island

The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Sewing Bee

Quiz game show

Beat the Chasers

Celebrity Catchphrase

In For A Penny

Michael McIntyre's The Wheel

Authored documentary

Kate Garraway: Finding Derek

Katie Price: Harvey and Me

Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain's Children

Rob Burrow: My Year With MND

Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency


Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death


Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip

Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs


Loose Women

The Chase

The Repair Shop

This Morning


After Life

Friday Night Dinner

Sex Education

The Vicar of Dibley.

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