Reality TV Television Oscars / Film Awards By Joe Crilly

National TV Awards: X Factor Set To Be Beaten By Strictly…Again

Strictly Come Dancing heads the X Factor in the betting to win the best talent show award at the National TV Awards, according to bookmaker, William Hill. It is 5/4 that Strictly scoops the gong, while the X Factor is just behind at 2/1.

“Simon Cowell will not be happy that Strictly is consistently trumping the X Factor in the ratings and now, he looks set to be beaten to a coveted NTA,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

In the always competitive serial drama category, Corrie is 6/4 to bag the award ahead of EastEnders at 7/4, Emmerdale at 11/4 and Hollyoaks at 6/1.

Best comedy: 4/6 Mrs Brown’s Boys; 3/1 Benidorm; 5/1 Outnumbered; 6/1 The Big Bang Theory

Best drama: 8/15 Sherlock; 4/1 Cilla; 5/1 Downton Abbey; 6/1 Doctor Who

Best drama performance: 5/4 Benedict Cumberbatch; 2/1 Sheridan Smith; 3/1 Sarah Lancashire; 6/1 Dame Maggie Smith

Best daytime show: 1/1 Pointless; 7/4 The Chase; 5/1 The Jeremy Kyle Show; 6/1 This Morning

Best factual: 1/2 Gogglebox; 11/4 Long Lost Family; 5/1 Top Gear; 8/1 For The Love Of Dogs

Best serial drama: 6/4 Coronation St; 7/4 EastEnders; 11/4 Emmerdale; 6/1 Hollyoaks

Best skill challenge: 4/6 The Great British Bake Off; 9/4 The Apprentice; 11/2 MasterChef; 8/1 Come Dine With Me

Best talent show: 5/4 Strictly Come Dancing; 2/1 The X Factor; 9/4 Britain’s Got Talent; 7/1 The Voice UK