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Sunday, 14 July, 2002, 11:46 GMT 12:46 UK
National TV Awards snub This Morning
Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley
Richard and Judy's move was announced in May 2001
ITV1's This Morning has failed to get a nomination for the best daytime show prize at the National TV awards - for the first time since the category was introduced to the awards five years ago.

But Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, who left the show last year for Channel 4, have been nominated for their new programme.

Voting begins on Monday and the awards will be presented in October.

Sanjeev Bhaskar
Bhaskar's home-based chat show has been a hit
Goodness Gracious Me's Sanjeev Bhaskar has made it on to the talk show list with his spoof The Kumars at No 42 - which takes on established talk show hosts like Michael Parkinson and Des O'Connor.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and The Weakest Link are up for most popular quiz programme.

Two recent revivals - ITV1's The Forsyte Saga and BBC One's Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - are in competition for the best drama prize.

They will be up against the veteran series Casualty, The Bill, and A Touch of Frost, as well as Spooks, Cutting It and Steven Spielberg's Band Of Brothers.

Jessie Wallace
Eastenders' Wallace won most popular newcomer in 2001
Big Brother and Survivor take on The Edwardian Country House and Fat Club in the most popular factual series category.

In the comedy category, the recent hits 2DTV and The Office and are up against comedy heavyweights Only Fools And Horses and Billy Connolly's World Tour of England Ireland and Wales.

EastEnders' Slater sisters, Kat and Mo - played by Jessie Wallace and Kacey Ainsworth - are up for best actress, along with Amanda Holden, Caroline Quentin and Julie Walters.

One other nomination may have revived the rivalry between pop singers Kylie Minogue and Posh Spice.

Both are up for best entertainment programme, with Kylie's An Audience With programme and ITV1's coverage of the Beckham's World Cup charity party nominated alongside Pop Idol and Stars In Their Eyes.

The singers were in a chart battle last year - when Kylie's Can't Get You Out Of My Head convincingly outsold the former Posh Spice's Not Such An Innocent Girl.

The nominations will be filtered into a short list after this summer's votes are cast.

The National Television Awards, now in their eighth year, will be presented by Sir Trevor McDonald from the Royal Albert Hall and televised by ITV1.

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