How to vote in the National Television Awards 2018 – what’s the deadline and how to get tickets for the O2 ceremony NOW


THE biggest night in television is back again as details of the 23rd National Television Awards have been announced.

Here’s all you need to know about the nominees and how you can vote for your favourites…

 Dermot O'Leary will return as host for the National Television Awards

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Dermot O’Leary will return as host for the National Television Awards

How can I vote for the National Television Awards?

The first round of voting is currently open via the National Television Awards website.

You can vote for as many categories as you want but you can only vote once for each.

All votes must be in by 23:00 on Friday 27 October.

A shortlist for each category will be revealed in January when voting will reopen.

How can I get tickets for the National Television Awards?

Tickets are available via the National Television Awards website where a range of packages are available.

Standard tickets begin at £22.00 and packages reach as much as £740.00 which includes an overnight stay at a five-star hotel, a pre-show backstage tour, a 3-course meal, a premium seat and the opportunity to walk among the celebrities on the red carpet.

 Ant & Dec will be hoping to scoop more awards

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Ant & Dec will be hoping to scoop more awards

When are the National Television Awards and where are they held?

The 23rd National Television Awards will take place on 23 January 2018 and the event will once again be hosted at The O2 Arena in London.

As well as awards being dished out to the best talent in TV, the ceremony also includes performance from A-list musicians. Recent years have seen the likes of James Arthur, Fleur East and Sir Tom Jones take to the stage.

The winners are decided by a public vote with the first round of voting currently open.

Who is hosting the National Television Awards?

Having hosted the ceremony since 2010, Dermot O’Leary will once again return to host the National Television Awards.

Dermot took over from previous host Sir Trevor McDonald who had hosted the ceremony between 1996 and 2008.

The first ever National Television Awards took place in 1995 and was hosted by Eamonn Holmes.

 The late Sir Bruce Forsyth will be honoured at the 23rd National Television Awards

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The late Sir Bruce Forsyth will be honoured at the 23rd National Television Awards

What is the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award?

Legendary entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth has had an award named after him in tribute to his 75-year career in showbiz.

Similar to the former Entertainment Show category, the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award celebrates the best in British primetime telly.

Sir Bruce Forsyth’s widow Lady Forsyth has spoken out about the award and said: “My darling Bruce would have been both humbled and delighted to have a National Television Entertainment Award named in his honour.

“Entertainment was his life. The National Television Awards always had a special place in his heart because they’re the people’s awards, voted by viewers.

“The children and I are thrilled his flame will still burn brightly with this new award celebrating the stars of today and tomorrow.”

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