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Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 October, 2004, 09:11 GMT 10:11 UK
Forsyth nominated for TV awards
Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly
Forsyth hosts Strictly Come Dancing with Tess Daly
Veteran TV host Bruce Forsyth has earned his first National TV Awards nomination, competing against presenting duo Ant and Dec.

Forsyth appears in the entertainment programme category for Strictly Come Dancing, alongside Ant and Dec's Pop Idol and Saturday Night Takeaway.

Five secured its first nomination for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in the most popular drama section.

Voted for by the public, winners will be announced on 26 October.

Popular newcomer

Sir Trevor McDonald, who will host ITV1's awards coverage, said: "Over the past 10 years, the National Television Awards has become a true barometer of public tastes and preferences.

"It makes it possible for viewers to give their verdict on the year's television and I'm immensely proud to be a part of it."

Patsy Kensit
Patsy Kensit plays Sadie King in ITV1 soap Emmerdale
Other nominees include actress Patsy Kensit, competing in the most popular newcomer category for her role as wealthy schemer Sadie King in ITV1 soap Emmerdale.

Kensit, 36, who previously starred alongside Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon 2, will battle it out against 12-year-old Sam Aston, Coronation Street's Chesney Brown.

EastEnders stars Nigel Harman (Dennis Rickman) and Shane Richie (Alfie Moon) compete with ex-Coronation Street star Bruno Langley (Todd Grimshaw), David Jason (A Touch of Frost) and James Nesbitt (Canterbury Tales) for the most popular actor title.

Last year EastEnders won four prizes at the annual London ceremony, with Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace named most popular actor and actress respectively.


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