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15th RTS Award nomination for Ant and Dec

Multi-award winning duo Ant and Dec have received their 15th nomination for the Royal Television Society’s Programme Awards, it was announced today by RTS at the Hospital Club. The pair have already bagged 7 RTS Awards in the past.

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Nominated in the Entertainment Performance category for their body of work in 2015, the Geordie duo is pitted against Jack Whitehouse, a panellist on A league of Their Own, and The Last Leg’s Adam Hills.

In the acting categories, Claire Foy has been nominated for Best Actress for her role in BBC Two’s Wolf Hall. On the other side, nominees in the Best Actor category include Adam Long for BBC Three’s factual drama Don’t Take My Baby, Anthony Hopkins for BBC Two’s The Dresser, and Tom Courtenay for the ITV crime drama Unforgotten.

This year, Wolf Hall, This Is England ’90 and The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies will compete for the coveted Best Drama Serial award. (Check the full list)

The RTS organisers have shuffled the judging panel this year to include more women and people from different ethnic backgrounds.

“We have substantially changed the make-up of the judging chairs and the juries to a pattern that I feel is now more representative of Britain and of our viewers,” said award chair Alex Mahon.

“This year, of the 200 or so jurors, we moved to 52 per cent female and 27 per cent BAME [black, Asian and minority ethnic.”

The RTS winners will be revealed at a ceremony in London on March 22.


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