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Strictly and Corrie among favourites for National Television Awards

| 08.01.2014

The shortlist for the 19th National Television Awards has been announced today and bookmaker Coral make Strictly Come Dancing the 5-4 favourite to land the award for Best Talent Show, ahead of the X Factor at 6-4. Coronation Street looks set to pip Eastenders to the post to be crowned Best Serial Drama at 8-15, while the BBC’s flagship soap is 11-8.

Competing for the Best Drama trophy are Doctor Who and Downton Abbey, but despite the popularity of both shows, Coral make Broachchurch the 2-1 favourite to scoop the prize. The Great British Bake Off is tipped to win the award for Best Factual Entertainment at 6-5, while This Morning is odds-on at 4-5 to be crowned the Best Daytime programme.

“After beating the X Factor in the ratings war over the last series, it’s no surprise to see that Strictly Come Dancing is favourite to be crowned the Best Talent show. However, ITV should get revenge in other categories, as Coronation Street is expected to beat rival soap Eastenders,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

** Talent Show

5-4 Strictly Come Dancing, 6-4 The X Factor, 4-1 Britain’s Got Talent, 16-1 Dancing On Ice, 22-1 The Voice UK

** Serial Drama

8-15 Coronation Street, 11-8 Eastenders, 25-1 Emmerdale, 66-1 Hollyoaks

** Comedy

1-2 Mrs Brown’s Boys, 7-4 Miranda, 14-1 Derek, 33-1 The Big Bang Theory

** Drama

2-1 Broadchurch, 9-4 Doctor Who, 5-2 Downton Abbey, 4-1 Call The Midwife

** Factual Entertainment

6-5 The Great British Bake Off, 5-4 Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs, 5-1 Top Gear, 16-1 An Idiot Abroad

** Daytime

4-5 This Morning, 5-4 The Jeremy Kyle Show, 14-1 The Chase, 16-1 Pointless

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Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social