Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross compete for National Television Award

Friday night chat-show rivals will face a public vote at the NTAs in January


Chat-show rivals Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross will be pitted head to head at this year’s National Television Awards, with both hosts vying for the best talk show gong at the ceremony.


Wossy presented his BBC series, Friday Night with…, for 13 years before making a move to ITV, where he now fronts The Jonathan Ross Show, while Norton’s chat show moved to take over Ross’s slot on BBC1.

But now that both programmes have made the shortlist at the NTAs, the public will finally get to decide who they prefer to spend Friday evenings with.

Other shows nominated include Alan Carr: Chatty Man, The Wright Stuff and The Rob Brydon Show.

The best entertainment category sees a preponderance of game shows competing for the award, including The Million Pound Drop, Total Wipeout and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, as well as Simon Cowell’s widely panned Red or Black?.

And all eyes will be on the reality prize, too, with constructed reality shows The Only Way Is Essex and Made in Chelsea competing against established, traditional fare like Celebrity Big Brother and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

The National Television Awards take place on 25 January 2012, and the public vote closes on Monday 17 October.


To see a complete list of the nominations and cast your vote, either fill out the voting sheet in this week’s Radio Times or visit the NTA website.