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National Television Awards

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National Television Awards
Current: 28th National Television Awards
LocationWembley Conference Centre (1995)
Royal Albert Hall (1996–2008)
The O2 Arena (2010–2021, 2023–present)
OVO Arena Wembley (2022)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byEamonn Holmes (1995)
Sir Trevor McDonald
Dermot O'Leary (2010–2019)
David Walliams (2020)
Joel Dommett (2021–present)
First awarded1995
Television/radio coverage
Runtime150 minutes (inc. adverts)
Produced byIndigo Television

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".


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 26 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.

The 2024 ceremony will take place on 11 September 2024.


Edition Date Venue Presenter Special Recognition winner
1st 29 August 1995 Wembley Conference Centre Eamonn Holmes Julie Goodyear
2nd 9 October 1996 Royal Albert Hall Sir Trevor McDonald David Jason
3rd 8 October 1997 Robson Green
4th 27 October 1998 John Thaw
5th 26 October 1999 Michael Barrymore
6th 10 October 2000 Chris Tarrant
7th 23 October 2001 Des O'Connor
8th 15 October 2002 Ant & Dec
9th 28 October 2003 Sir Trevor McDonald
10th 26 October 2004 Caroline Quentin
11th 25 October 2005 Jamie Oliver
12th 31 October 2006 Sir David Attenborough
13th 31 October 2007 Jeremy Clarkson
14th 29 October 2008 Simon Cowell
15th 20 January 2010 The O2 Dermot O'Leary Stephen Fry
16th 26 January 2011 Bruce Forsyth
17th 25 January 2012 Jonathan Ross
18th 23 January 2013 Joanna Lumley
19th 22 January 2014 None
20th 21 January 2015 David Tennant
21st 20 January 2016 Sir Billy Connolly
22nd 25 January 2017 Graham Norton
23rd 23 January 2018 Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs
24th 22 January 2019 David Dimbleby
25th 28 January 2020 David Walliams Sir Michael Palin
26th 9 September 2021 Joel Dommett Line of Duty
27th 13 October 2022 OVO Arena Wembley Sir Lenny Henry
28th 5 September 2023 The O2 Sarah Lancashire
29th 11 September 2024 TBA


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