Top Gear up for TV Choice Award

2015-07-01 10:09

Los Angeles - Top Gear is in the running to be named Best Entertainment Show at the TV Choice Awards.

The BBC motoring series - which used to be presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May before Clarkson was dropped following a fracas with a producer - will be up against Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and The Graham Norton Show at the annual ceremony.

TV Choice and Total TV Guide's editor-in-chief Jon Peake said: "Top Gear is a big hit with our readers. Ant and Dec are also very popular and can do no wrong with our readers absolutely adoring them, so coming head-to-head with Ant and Dec could mean it's a fight to the death.''

The exiting Top Gear trio have now been replaced by BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans, who is currently putting together a new team of co-hosts, for a new series due to air next year, while Clarkson, May and Hammond are believed to be working on a new car programme.

Other notable nominees include Aidan Turner who is up for the Best Actor award for his performance in Poldark and he will battle

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi, 'Broadchurch' lead David Tennant and James Nesbitt for his role in The Missing.

Aidan's co-star Eleanor Tomlinson - who played his screen wife Demelza Poldark - made the shortlist for Best Actress and is up against Sheridan Smith, Olivia Colman and Jenna-Louise Coleman in the category.

Poldark has been nominated as Best New Drama along with Cilla - ITV's biopic about Cilla Black - Ordinary Lies and The Missing.

Julian Fellowes' period drama Downton Abbey is among the shows vying for Best Drama Series with Broadchurch, Last Tango In Halifax and The Musketeers.

The Best Soap Actor category will once again be hotly contested as EastEnders stars Danny Dyer and Adam Woodyatt take on Coronation Street's Simon Gregson and Emmerdale actor Aaron Livesy, while EastEnders' actress Kellie Bright faces Emmerdale's Natalie Anderson, Coronation Street's Alison King and Hollyoaks' Nikki Sanderson for the Best Soap Actress prize.

Lenny Henry will host the TV Choice Awards and the star-studded event which take place at the London Hilton Park Lane hotel on 7 September .

TV Choice Awards 2015 full list of nominees:

Best Drama Series
Downton Abbey
Last Tango In Halifax
The Musketeers

Best New Drama
The Missing
Ordinary Lies

Best Family Drama
Call The Midwife
Doctor Who
Holby City

Best Entertainment Show
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Celebrity Juice
The Graham Norton Show
Top Gear

Best Factual Entertainment Show
One Born Every Minute
Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
The Supervet

Best International Show
The Big Bang Theory (E4)
Game Of Thrones (Sky Atlantic)
The Simpsons (Sky1)
The Walking Dead (Fox)

Best Food Show
Gino's Italian Escape: A Taste Of The Sun
Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites
Saturday Kitchen
Sunday Brunch

Best Reality Show
Big Brother/Celebrity Big Brother
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
The Island With Bear Grylls
The Only Way Is Essex

Best Comedy
Benidorm (ITV)
Birds Of A Feather (ITV)
Peter Kay's Car Share (BBC1)
W1A (BBC2)

Best Talent Show
Britain's Got Talent
The Great British Bake Off
Strictly Come Dancing
The X Factor

Best Daytime Show
The Jeremy Kyle Show
Judge Rinder
This Morning

Best Actor
Peter Capaldi Doctor Who
James Nesbitt The Missing
David Tennant Broadchurch
Aidan Turner Poldark

Best Actress
Jenna Coleman Doctor Who
Olivia Colman Broadchurch
Sheridan Smith Cilla
Eleanor Tomlinson Poldark

Best Soap Actor
Danny Dyer
Mick Carter EastEnders (BBC1)
Simon Gregson
Steve McDonald Coronation Street (ITV)
Danny Miller
Aaron Livesy Emmerdale (ITV)
Adam Woodyatt
Ian Beale EastEnders (BBC1)

Best Soap Actress
Natalie Anderson
Alicia Metcalfe Emmerdale (ITV)
Kellie Bright
Linda Carter EastEnders (BBC1)
Alison King
Carla Connor Coronation Street (ITV)
Nikki Sanderson
Maxine Minniver Hollyoaks (C4)

Best Soap Newcomer
Lucy Fallon
Bethany Platt Coronation Street (ITV)
Davood Ghadami
Kush Kazemi EastEnders (BBC1)
Ryan Hawley
Robert Sugden Emmerdale (ITV)
Sean Ward
Callum Logan Coronation Street (ITV)

Best Soap
Coronation Street (ITV)
EastEnders (BBC1)
Emmerdale (ITV)
Hollyoaks (C4)

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