The National Television Awards (often shortened to NTAs) is a British television awards ceremony, broadcast by the ITV network and begun in 1995. The National Television Awards are the most prominent ceremony for which the results are voted on by the general public and are often branded as "television's biggest night of the year".
|National Television Awards|
|Current: 28th National Television Awards|
|Location||Wembley Conference Centre (1995)|
Royal Albert Hall (1996–2008)
The O2 Arena (2010–2021, 2023–present)
OVO Arena Wembley (2022)
|Presented by||Eamonn Holmes (1995)|
Sir Trevor McDonald
Dermot O'Leary (2010–2019)
David Walliams (2020)
Joel Dommett (2021–present)
|Runtime||150 minutes (inc. adverts)|
|Produced by||Indigo Television|
The first National Television Awards (NTAs) ceremony was held in August 1995 and was hosted by Eamonn Holmes at Wembley Conference Centre. From 1996 onwards, it was traditionally held annually in October at the Royal Albert Hall and hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald. McDonald retired from the role after 12 years in 2008. In 2009, the NTAs changed the timing of the event from October to January so there was no event in that year. For the 2010 ceremony, Dermot O'Leary took over as host, and the ceremony was hosted at the O2 for the first time.
O'Leary decided to leave the programme on 13 February 2019. On 4 October 2019, in a video posted on social media, David Walliams was announced as the new NTAs host for 2020. Despite this, the ceremony remained at the O2 for the 10th successive year. The 26th ceremony was originally going to take place on 26th January but then due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed to 20 April, then postponed again to 9 September. In May 2021, it was announced that Joel Dommett would present the 26th ceremony, replacing Walliams. On 6 April 2022, it was confirmed that Dommett would return as host with the upcoming ceremony being held in September at a new venue, this being OVO Arena Wembley. The 2022 ceremony was subsequently delayed to 13 October as a mark of respect following the death of Elizabeth II. In 2023, it returned to the O2 with Dommett returning as host.
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