Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood go head-to-head for Best Judge at National Television Awards 2017

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 October 2016
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry

The long list for the National Television Awards 2017 has been announced

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood will battle it out to be crowned Best TV Judge at the National Television Awards 2017.

The 'Great British Bake Off' duo have always worked as a team on the cooking show right up until it was announced they are to go their separate ways after Channel 4 snatched the rights to the programme from the BBC last month.

Tensions are already running high as the 50-year-old silverfox has agreed to stay as a judge on the series when it shifts channels later this year, while the 81-year-old culinary queen has decided to quit her role out of "loyalty" to the BBC.

And it seems the pressure to outdo one another is set to step up a notch now that they've been pitted against each other in the long list for the ceremony in January.

However, the pair - who have worked together on 'GBBO' for six years - won't just face stiff competition from each other as Simon Cowell and Len Goodman are also in the running for the prize.

Despite the backlash 'GBBO' has received since Channel 4 bought the rights for £75million, the series is up for a trophy in the Best Challenge Show category.

However, it's not alone as 'Love Island', 'MasterChef', 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' and 'The Apprentice' are also fighting to scoop the gong.

Simon's ITV shows 'The X Factor' and 'Britain's Got Talent' have made it into the Best Talent Show category, but so has his long-time rival 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

'Marcella', 'Happy Valley', 'Silent Witness', 'The Fall', 'Cold Feet' and 'Scott & Bailey' are hoping to score Best Drama, while 'Victoria', 'Call the Midwife' and 'Poldark' want Best Period Drama.

Jamie Dornan, Jenna Coleman, James Nesbitt, Tom Hiddleston and Emilia Fox have made it into the Best Drama Performance category for their performances in 'The Fall, 'Victoria', 'Cold Feet', 'The Night Manager' and 'Silent Witness', respectively.

'Emmerdale's Danny Miller will go up against EastEnders' Danny Dyer and Lacey Turer for Best Serial Drama Performance, as they are joined by Hollyoaks' Jennifer Metcalfe and Jessica Fox and 'Coronation Street's Jack P Shepherd and Ben Price.

The shortlist will be announced at the beginning of January and the awards will take place on January 25 at London's O2 Arena.

The full long list for the National Television Awards (NTAs) 2017 are as follows;

Challenge Show

'Love Island'

'The Great British Bake Off'

'Bake Off: Crème de la Crème'

'The Jump'

'The Great British Sewing Bee'

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

'The Apprentice'






'Birds of a Feather'

'Citizen Khan'

'Tracey Ullman's Show'

'Orange is the New Black'


'Still Open All Hours'

'The Windsors'


'Big Bang Theory'


'Mrs. Brown's Boys'


'Upstart Crow'




'Line of Duty'



'National Treasure'

'Happy Valley'


'Silent Witness'

'The Night Manager'

'Scott & Bailey'

'The Fall'

'Cold Feet'

'The Walking Dead'

'Midsomer Murders'


'Death in Paradise'

'Game of Thrones'



Period Drama

'The Durrells'


'Deutschland 83'

'Stranger Things'

'Brief Encounters'

'Doctor Thorne'

'The Young Montalbano'

'Call the Midwife'

'And Then There Was None'



'The Last Kingdom'

'Ripper Street'


'Peaky Blinders'

'War & Peace'

'The Secret Agent'

Talent Show

'Britain's Got Talent'

'The X Factor'

'Strictly Come Dancing'

Factual Entertainment

'Long Lost Family'

'Killer Women with Piers Morgan'

'The Hunt'

'Fake or Fortune'

'The Real Marigold Hotel'

'Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport'


'The Moaning of Life'

'The Chronicles of Nadiya'

'The Cruise'

'Tattoo Fixers'

'Joanna Lumley's Japan'


'Hugh's War on Waste'

'Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough'

'Eat Well for Less'

'Las Vegas with Trevor McDonald'

'The Insider'

'DIY SOS: The Big Build'


Davina McCall: Life at the Extreme'

'Antiques Road Show'

'Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs'

'Making a Murderer'

'Top Gear'

'How To Stay Young'


'Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away!'

Live Magazine Show

'The One Show'

'BBC Breakfast'

'The Wright Show'

'Good Morning Britain'


'This Morning'

'Loose Women'

'Sunday Brunch'

'Victoria Derbyshire'

Drama Performance

Lily James - 'War & Peace'

Cillian Murphy - 'Peaky Blinders'

Paul Dano - 'War & Peace'

Aidan Turner - 'Poldark'

Penelope Wilton - 'Brief Encounters'

Jamie Dornan - 'The Fall'

Andrea Riseborough - 'National Treasure'

Matthew Macfadyen - 'Ripper Street'

Lesley Sharp - 'Scott & Bailey'

John Thomson - 'Cold Feet'

James Norton - 'Happy Valley'

Anna Friel - 'Marcella'

Sophie Okonedo - 'Undercover'

Heida Reed - 'Poldark'

Keeley Hawes - 'Line of Duty'

Robbie Coltrane - 'National Treasure'

Robert Bathurst - 'Cold Feet'

Sir Tom Courtenay - 'Unforgotten'

Tom Hollander - 'The Night Manager'

Helen George - 'Call the Midwife'

Adrian Lester - 'Undercover'

Fay Ripley - 'Cold Feet'

Hugh Laurie - 'The Night Manager'

Alexander Dreymon - 'The Last Kingdom'

Olivia Colman - 'The Night Manager'

Douglass Henshall - 'Shetland'

Julie Walters - 'National Treasure'

Shaun Evans - 'Endeavour'

Maeve Dermody - 'And Then There Was None'

Neil Dudgeon - 'Midsomer Murders'

Kris Marshall - 'Death in Paradise'

Suranne Jones - 'Scott & Bailey'

Eleanor Tomlinson - 'Poldark'

Josh O'Connor - 'The Durrells'

Linda Bassett - 'Call the Midwife'

Robson Green - 'Grantchester'

Rufus Sewell - 'Victoria'

Jenna Coleman - 'Victoria'

Sarah Lancashire - 'Happy Valley'

Gillian Anderson - 'The Fall'

James Nesbitt - 'Cold Feet'

Hermione Norris - 'Cold Feet'

Nicola Walker - 'Unforgotten'

Amanda Mealing - 'Casualty'

Toby Jones - 'The Secret Agent'

Vicky McClure - 'Line of Duty'

Sophie Rundle - 'Brief Encounters'

Brenda Blethyn - 'Vera'

Charles Dance - 'And Then There Was None'

Tom Hughes - 'Victoria'

Tom Hiddleston - 'The Night Manager'

Emilia Fox - 'Silent Witness'

Entertainment Category

'The National Lottery'

'Celebrity Juice'

'Pointless Celebrities'

'Getaway Car'

'Have I Got News For You'

'The Last Leg'

'Ninja Warrior UK'

'Michael McIntyre's Big Show'

'Would I Lie To You?'

'The Graham Norton Show'

'Murder in Successville'

'Big Star's Little star'


'A League of Their Own'

'Play to the Whistle'

'Celebrity Mastermind'


'Room 101'

'Tonight at the London Palladium'

'The Jonathan Ross Show'

'All Star Mr and Mrs'

'You're Back in the Room'

'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway'

'A Question of Sport'

'Lip Sync Battle UK'

'University Challenge'

'Take Me Out'

'The Chase: Celebrity Special'


Tilly Keeper - 'EastEnders'

Duncan James - 'Hollyoaks'

Emily Head - 'Emmerdale'

Lloyd Everitt - 'Casualty'

Bharti Patel - 'Doctors'

Faye Brookes - 'Coronation Street'

Serial Drama Performance

Danny Miller - 'Emmerdale'

Jack P. Shepherd - 'Coronation Street'

Danny Dyer - 'EastEnders'

Ian Midlane - 'Doctors'

Harry Reid - 'EastEnders'

Sophie Porley - 'Hollyoaks'

John Middleton - 'Emmerdale'

Connor McIntyre - 'Coronation Street'

Jennifer Metcalfe - 'Hollyoaks'

Ben Price - 'Coronation Street'

Jessica Fox - 'Hollyoaks'

Shona McGarty - 'EastEnders'

Gillian Kearney - 'Emmerdale'

Helen Worth - 'Coronation Street'

Dido Miles - 'Doctors'

Kieron Richardson - 'Hollyoaks'

Charlotte Bellamy - 'Emmerdale'

Steve McFadden - 'EastEnders'

Lacey Turner - 'EastEnders'

Ashley Taylor Dawson - 'Hollyoaks'

Cameron Moore - 'Hollyoaks'

Diane Parish - 'EastEnders'

Jane Danson - 'Coronation Street'

Natalie J Robb - 'Emmerdale'

Kym Marsh - 'Coronation Street'

Matthew Wolfenden - 'Emmerdale'

TV Judge

Simon Cowell

Mary Berry

Esme Young

Benoit Blin

David Walliams

Louis Walsh

Paul Hollywood

Lord Sugar

Amanda Holden

Nicole Scherzinger

Darcey Bussell

Alesha Dixon

Bruno Tonioli

Sharon Osbourne

Craig Revel Horwood

Len Goodman

Patrick Grant

John Torode and Gregg Wallace

Claire Clark

Cherish Finden

Serial Drama


'Coronation Street'




'Home and Away'



'Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is'

'Food: Truth or Scare'

'The Coroner'

'Cash Trapped'


'The Chase'

'Call the Council'

'Bargain Hunt'

'Tipping Point'

'Rip Off Britain'

'Homes Under the Hammer'


'Judge Rinder'

'Antiques Roadshow'

'Flog It!'

'The Housing Enforcers'

'Father Brown'

'Come Dine With Me'

'Moving On'

'The Jeremy Kyle Show'

'Council House Crackdown'

'The Doctor Blake Mysteries'

TV Presenter

Paddy McGuinness

Tess Daly

Jonathan Ross

Shane Richie

Stephen Mulhern

Phillip Schofield

Sir Trevor McDonald

Richard Osman

Nick Knowles

Rochelle Humes

Graham Norton

Fiona Bruce

James Corden

Davina McCall

Claudia Winkleman

Rylan Clark-Neal

Ben Shephard

Caroline Flack

Bradley Walsh

Nicky Campbell

Ant & Dec

Emma Willis

Matt Baker

Piers Morgan

Gary Lineker

Keith Lemon

Sue Barker

Dermot O'Leary

Paul O'Grady

Adam Hills

Michael McIntyre

Alex Jones

Reggie Yates

Mel & Sue

Holly Willoughby

Clare Balding

Alexander Armstrong

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