David Tennant and Catherine Tate both nominated for their performances in BBC1 drama

Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate are set to battle it out for a National TV Award.

The actors have both been nominated for Outstanding Drama Performance for their work on the BBC1 show.

Other stars in the category include Ashes To Ashes actor Philip Glenister (Gene Hunt) and The Bill’s Alex Walkinshaw (Sgt Dale Smith).

‘The variety of nominees this year shows the remarkable range and diversity of the programmes and performers we all love to watch,’ host Trevor McDonald reveals.

‘The NTAs provide a unique opportunity for the Industry to gauge public opinion and it will be a huge night for all of us who love great TV.’

Also up for awards are EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks, which are all nominated in the Most Popular Serial Drama category.

The awards are set to be broadcast live on ITV1 on October 29. To vote for the winners visit the National TV Awards website>>>

National TV Awards Nominations

Outstanding Drama Performance:

David Tennant (The Doctor – Doctor Who)
Catherine Tate (Donna – Doctor Who)
Philip Glenister (Gene Hunt – Ashes To Ashes)
Alex Walkinshaw (Sgt. Dale Smith- The Bill).

Outstanding Serial Drama Performance:

Matt Littler (Max Cunningham – Hollyoaks)
Katherine Kelly (Becky Grainger – Coronation Street)
Lacey Turner (Stacey Branning – EastEnders)
Charlotte Bellamy (Laurel Thomas – Emmerdale).

Most Popular Drama:

Desperate Housewives
The Bill
Doctor Who

Most Popular Newcomer:

Georgia Taylor (Ruth Winters – Casualty)
Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre – Coronation Street),
Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell – EastEnders)
Barry Sloane (Niall Rafferty – and Hollyoaks)

Most Popular Serial Drama:

Coronation Street

Most Popular Entertainment Show

Big Brother
I’m A Celebrity
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
The Paul O’ Grady Show

Most Popular Talent Show:

Britain’s Got Talent
The X Factor
Dancing On Ice
Strictly Come Dancing

Most Popular Comedy Programme:
Harry Hill’s TV Burp
My Family
Ugly Betty

Most Popular Entertainment Presenter:

Alan Carr
Ant & Dec
Paul O’Grady
Justin Lee Collins

Most Popular Factual Programme:

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
The Apprentice
This Morning
Top Gear