Top Gear up for TV Choice Award
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 June 2015
'Top Gear' - with former presenting team Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May - has been nominated for the Best Entertainment Show prize at the TV Choice Awards
'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The exiting 'Top Gear' trio have now been replaced by BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans, who is currently putting together a new team of co-hosts, for a new series due to air next year, while Clarkson, May and Hammond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 September 7.
TVChoice Awards 2015 full list of nominees:
Best Drama Series:
Last Tango In Halifax
Best New Drama:
Best Family Drama:
Call The Midwife
Best Entertainment Show:
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
The Graham Norton Show
Best Factual Entertainment Show:
One Born Every Minute
Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
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
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
Birds Of A Feather (ITV)
Peter Kay's Car Share (BBC1)
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
Peter Capaldi Doctor Who
James Nesbitt The Missing
David Tennant Broadchurch
Aidan Turner Poldark
Jenna Coleman Doctor Who
Olivia Colman Broadchurch
Sheridan Smith Cilla
Eleanor Tomlinson Poldark
Best Soap Actor:
Mick Carter EastEnders (BBC1)
Steve McDonald Coronation Street (ITV)
Aaron Livesy Emmerdale (ITV)
Ian Beale EastEnders (BBC1)
Best Soap Actress:
Alicia Metcalfe Emmerdale (ITV)
Linda Carter EastEnders (BBC1)
Carla Connor Coronation Street (ITV)
Maxine Minniver Hollyoaks (C4)
Best Soap Newcomer:
Bethany Platt Coronation Street (ITV)
Kush Kazemi EastEnders (BBC1)
Robert Sugden Emmerdale (ITV)
Callum Logan Coronation Street (ITV)
Coronation Street (ITV)