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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 March 2006, 11:55 GMT
TV talent shows up for Bafta vote
Darren Gough with dance partner Lilia Kopylova
Darren Gough won the recent series of Strictly Come Dancing
An online vote is under way pitting shows including Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor against each other for a Bafta TV award chosen by the public.

Jamie's School Dinners, The Catherine Tate Show, The Apprentice, Bleak House, Doctor Who and Desperate Housewives are also in the running.

The Pioneer Audience Award goes to the show that "helped define TV" in 2005.

The shortlist was selected by figures within the TV industry, including producers, presenters and journalists.

Shayne Ward
Shayne Ward won the recent series of The X Factor

The text message vote will be opened on 17 March.

It is the only Bafta award which will be decided by public vote, and reflects programmes which have received critical acclaim with an original approach and captured viewers' imaginations.

The winner will be announced at the Bafta television awards ceremony, which is taking place in London on 7 May.

The event will be screened on ITV1 the following evening.

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