National Television Awards 2021 LATEST: Public voting closes at 12pm TODAY ahead of ceremony – here's how to cast yours

THE National Television Awards 2021 are taking place tonight as the good & great from the TV industry get set for a glitzy ceremony.

A whole host of famous faces have pampered and perfected themselves ready for the red carpet and arguably the biggest event in the TV calendar.

Viewers have been voting for their favourites from a star studded nominations list before the winners are revealed tonight.

If you weren't able to bag tickets then fear not as you can watch live from home.

Read out NTAs live blog below for the latest news & updates…

  • Milica Cosic

    WHEN ARE THE NTAS ON TV?

    The show will return to ITV live from the O2 Arena in London.

    You can watch them taking place from 7.30pm to 10pm on September 9, 2021.

    Comedian, actor and Masked Singer presenter Joel Dommett will be making his hosting debut this year, following in the footsteps of the likes of David Walliams and Dermot O'Leary.

    If you'd like to be there to catch all the action in person, you can also buy tickets to the event through axs.com, which start at £23.50.

    Super-fans of the event can even splash out on The Five Star Experience, which will see them nab premium seats, a trip to the red carpet and a backstage tour.

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    EMOTIONAL KATE GARRAWAY FIGHTS BACK TEARS ON GMB AFTER WOMAN WHOSE SISTER DIED FROM COVID INSPIRED HER TO ATTEND NTAS

    The broadcaster, 54, said it initially "felt wrong" for her to attend the star-studded ceremony at London's O2 Arena where she is nominated in the Authored Documentary category.

    She was also reluctant to plead for votes for Finding Derek because of its sensitive and serious subject matter.

    But a chance meeting with a woman whose life was also turned upside down by the illness changed her mind.

    The woman insisted she campaign for votes because of the impact it had on those who watched it, one of which was her late sister.

    Read more here.

  • Milica Cosic

    WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO VOTE FOR THE NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS 2021?

    Fans have until noon on September 9, 2021, to vote for their favourite shows and stars.

    The National Television Awards, which usually airs in January, has been pushed back twice this year.

    First, the NTAs were delayed until April, before they were finally confirmed to be airing this September, meaning fans have a year and a half of TV to reflect on when casting their votes.

    You can see the full shortlist here.

  • Milica Cosic

    HOW CAN I VOTE FOR THE NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS 2021?

    Voting is open for free on the NTA website, or you can cast your vote by calling 0905 647 2021 at the premium rate of 25p a minute, plus your standard network rate charge.

    Fans calling in to place their votes by phone will need to follow the voice instructions, and are advised that their call shouldn't last any longer than seven minutes.

    There are 14 award categories, and the winners are fully decided by the viewers' votes – but you can only vote for one candidate in each category.

    Voting closes at 12:00 today, so don't miss out!

  • Milica Cosic

    LAST CHANCE TO VOTE

    This is your LAST chance to vote! Make sure you get your votes in before 12PM.

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    PIERS MORGAN SLAMS ANT AND DEC SAYING EVERYONE IS ‘SICK AND TIRED’ OF THEM CONSTANTLY WINNING NTAS

    The ex Good Morning Britain host and Geordie duo are going head-to-head for the best TV presenter prize at the ceremony tonight.

    He said: "I deserve to win because everyone’s sick and tired of Ant and Dec automatically winning this award, which bears no relation to reality.

    "They’ve done nothing special in the last year, even they would admit that.

    "I think it’s time the procession came to a shuddering halt and the Morgan bandwagon was rewarded with glory.

    "We can’t have those two little vain-glorious Geordies standing there for the 20th consecutive year. Ant got one one year when he hadn’t even worked. It’s ridiculous."

    Read more here.

  • Milica Cosic

    WHEN ARE THE NTA AWARDS 2021?

    The 26th National Television Awards will be broadcast live from 7.30pm on September 9, 2021 from the O2 Arena.

    Comedian and Masked Singer host Joel Dommett will host the event for the first time, following in the footsteps of the likes of David Walliams and Dermot O'Leary.

    Fans can also buy tickets to the event on the NTA website.

  • Milica Cosic

    NTA NOMINATIONS 2021 FULL LIST REVEALED (CONTINUED…)

    Serial Drama

    • Emmerdale
    • EastEnders
    • Hollyoaks
    • Coronation Street

    Serial Drama Performance

    • Billy Price as Sid Summer in Hollyoaks
    • Mollie Gallagher as Nina Lucas in Coronation Street
    • Sally Carman as Abi Franklin in Coronation Street
    • Danny Dyer as Mick Carter in EastEnders

    Quiz Game Show

    • Beat The Chasers
    • In For A Penny
    • Celebrity Catchphrase
    • Michael McIntyre's The Wheel

    Newcomer

    • Olivia D'Lima as Paramedic Fenisha Khatri in Casualty
    • Rhiannon Clements as Summer Ranger in Hollyoaks
    • Rose Ayling-Ellis as Frankie Ellis in EastEnders
    • Jude Riordan as Sam Blakeman in Coronation Street
    • Emile John as Ethan Anderson in Emmerdale

    Daytime

    • This Morning
    • Loose Women
    • The Repair Shop
    • The Chase

    Comedy

    • Sex Education
    • After Life
    • Friday Night Dinner
    • The Vicar Of Dibley

    NTA NOMINATIONS 2021 FULL LIST REVEALED (CONTINUED…)

    Returning Drama

    • Line Of Duty
    • The Crown
    • Unforgotten
    • Call The Midwife

    TV Presenter

    • Holly Willoughby
    • Piers Morgan
    • Ant and Dec
    • Bradley Walsh
    • Allison Hammond

    Factual

    • Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
    • Gogglebox
    • Caroline Flack: Her Life And Death
    • Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip

    Drama Performance

    • Vicky McClure as Kate Fleming in Line Of Duty
    • Adrian Dunbar as Ted Hastings in Line Of Duty
    • Martin Compston as Steve Arnott in Line Of Duty
    • Olly Alexander as Ritchie Tozer in It's A Sin
    • David Tennant as Dennis Nilsen in Des

    The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

    • I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
    • Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
    • Taskmaster
    • The Graham Norton Show
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      NTA NOMINATIONS 2021 FULL LIST REVEALED

      The awards, which will air live from London's O2 Arena, are completely decided by the public – here's who you can vote for in every category…

      Challenge Show

      • The Great British Bake-Off
      • Love Island
      • The Great British Sewing Bee
      • Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

      New Drama

      • It's A Sin
      • Bridgerton
      • Normal People
      • Des

      Talent Show

      • Britain's Got Talent
      • RuPaul's Drag Race UK
      • Strictly Come Dancing
      • The Masked Singer

      Authored Documentary

      • Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain's Children
      • Kate Garraway: Finding Derek
      • Katie Price: Harvey And Me
      • Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency
      • Rob Burrow: My Year With MND

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