NTAs 2022: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield wish Alison Hammond good luck

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This Morning’s Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield wished Alison Hammond good luck at the 27th National Television Awards on Thursday.

Alison, 47, received a nomination for best TV presenter, while Holly and Phil were noticeably absent from the category nominations. 

Although the daytime double-act have been given the cold shoulder by organisers, they showed their support for fellow This Morning presenter Alison on Instagram, with a beaming selfie and good luck message. 

'Our girl is up for an NTA': This Morning's Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield wished Alison Hammond good luck at the 27th National Television Awards on Thursday

‘Our girl is up for an NTA’: This Morning’s Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield wished Alison Hammond good luck at the 27th National Television Awards on Thursday

Holly, 41, wrote on her Instagram Stories: ‘Our girl Alison Hammond is up for an NTA’

While Phil, 60, penned: ‘Good luck tonight Alison Hammond’

Alison will battle it out against Ant and Dec, both 46, who have been shortlisted for the 21st year consecutively, while the ITV show itself will compete with The Chase, The Repair Shop and Loose Women for the Daytime Award.

Speaking on This Morning on Thursday, Alison said: ‘I’ve got that imposter syndrome…I’m seeing it from the outside thinking ‘is this really real?’. I’ve been to that award’s ceremony so many times and I’m alright sitting in the background and letting other people taking the limelight.’

Support: Although the daytime double-act have been given the cold shoulder by organisers, they showed their support for fellow This Morning presenter Alison on Instagram

Support: Although the daytime double-act have been given the cold shoulder by organisers, they showed their support for fellow This Morning presenter Alison on Instagram

She went on: ‘Just to be nominated, I know everyone says it but it’s such a defining moment, I feel like I’m standing on the shoulders of giants in a way…and you guys voted and pushed me through! It feels so weird – there’s Graham Norton, Bradley Walsh and our Geordie Duo who are just incredible… and I’m sitting there with them! 

‘It’s just so bizarre and I’m just so grateful for this moment, I don’t care what else happens… we are going to have a great night tonight.’

When Phillip asked, ‘Have you quietly thought about what you might say?’

Speaking on This Morning on Thursday, Alison said: 'Just to be nominated, I know everyone says it but it's such a defining moment'

Speaking on This Morning on Thursday, Alison said: ‘Just to be nominated, I know everyone says it but it’s such a defining moment’

Alison laughed, ‘Yes, I’ve got a speech… seven pages babes! Ha! I’m only joking! I’ll just go with the moment. Obviously I would love to win, it would mean so much to me and my family. 

‘I’m just this girl from a council estate in Birmingham, I’ve worked really really hard, and I’m doing it for the everyday people that thought they weren’t good enough to be there, or couldn’t dream big enough so I want to do it for everyone else, so if I win, we all win man!’

Holly said, ‘You can do it!’

Alison admitted: ‘I feel like I’ve won already. It’s incredible… it’s a nice feeling to be seen and to be listened to.’

Holly added: ‘And it would be extra special this year because it is your 20th year here [on This Morning] which we all celebrated the other day.’

Alison went on to speak about her time on the show, saying: ‘It was just lovely, it made me realise how devious my family are keeping it [the surprise] from me, but it was so lovely to see everyone and I couldn’t believe all the old footage you got from way way back…’

On her bond with Friday co-host Dermot O’Leary, she added, ‘Dermot came to my house the other day and I just love him so much. He is my partner in crime. I just think he’s amazing. 

‘He came down and I cooked him some chicken, rice and peas and he said it was the best dinner he’s ever had! I said to him ‘Aidan’s not very well so I’m just going to take him to the doctors, you chill out here’, and he was like, ‘No Al, I’m coming to the doctors with ya, I’m like his telly dad’! So we all went to the doctors all sitting in the waiting room – Dermot from The X Factor is in the doctors with me – it was so weird!’

Competition: Alison, 47, received a nomination for best TV presenter, while Holly and Phil were noticeably absent from the category nominations

Competition: Alison, 47, received a nomination for best TV presenter, while Holly and Phil were noticeably absent from the category nominations

ITV bosses are said to be considering ‘increasing security’ for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield at the upcoming NTAs.

MailOnline understands the pair are keen to attend the event on October 13 despite remaining at the centre of a row over allegations they jumped the queue at the Queen’s lying in state.

The pair have been the subject of online abuse in the wake of the claims and a petition to have the duo fired from their lucrative presenting roles has hit more than 75,000 signatures in just over a week.

In light of the ‘queue-jumping’ row, a source told MailOnline that ITV bosses are aware that the NTAs could pose ‘risks’ for the pair and will put ‘measures’ in place on the night, insisting that ‘keeping them safe is 100 per cent in the planning’.

Backlash: ITV bosses are said to be considering'increasing security' for Holly and Phillip at the upcoming NTAs (pictured at last year's awards)

Backlash: ITV bosses are said to be considering ‘increasing security’ for Holly and Phillip at the upcoming NTAs (pictured at last year’s awards)

Our source said: ‘Phil and Holly haven’t missed an NTA Awards in years. Although they regret any offence people may have felt by what happened at Westminster, they both remain firm in their view they didn’t do anything wrong. 

‘They therefore don’t see why they should have to hide away and keep their heads down.

‘ITV are aware that the event will pose risks for the pair though. It’s the biggest TV Awards of the year and lots of people will be there, including many who might not agree with what Phil and Holly did.

‘The scale and nature of the abuse they’ve received – mainly via social media – has been shocking. 

‘That’s why senior executives will make sure measures are put in place on the night to make sure that Phillip, Holly and the rest of the This Morning team are kept as safe as they can be.’

However, MailOnline has been told that the presenting duo are unlikely to be embarking on their usual marathon drinking sessions after the awards.

In previous years, Holly and Phillip have left viewers in stitches by arriving to host This Morning hungover after the star-studded NTAs.

Our source added: ‘Phillip and Holly realise they have to be careful right now so they won’t be going out after the Awards and putting themselves into situations which expose them to unnecessary risk.

‘The past week or so has been the worst period in Phil and Holly’s career. Holly, especially, has found it tough. But they are now determined to put this behind them and move on.’

Boozy: MailOnline has been told the duo are unlikely to be embarking on their usual NTAs night out, which sees them amuse viewers hosting This Morning hungover (pictured in 2016)

Boozy: MailOnline has been told the duo are unlikely to be embarking on their usual NTAs night out, which sees them amuse viewers hosting This Morning hungover (pictured in 2016)

The NTAs were rescheduled in light of the devastating news that Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, aged 96.T

The annual award ceremony has been moved to Thursday, October 13, from next Thursday, September 15.

This year’s NTA shortlist features more streamers than ever before, reflecting the changing broadcasting landscape.

The likes of Heartstopper, After Life, Sex Education, Bridgerton and Clarkson’s Farm prove the sheer breadth of programming that the digital providers now offer.

THE FULL 2022 NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS NOMINEES

NEW DRAMA 

Heartstopper

This Is Going To Hurt

Time

Trigger Point 

 

TALENT SHOW 

Britain’s Got Talent

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Strictly Come Dancing

The Masked Singer 

 

AUTHORED DOCUMENTARY 

Julia Bradbury: Breast Cancer and Me 

Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek

Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next

Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism

Tom Parker: Inside My Head 

 

RETURNING DRAMA 

Bridgerton

Call the Midwife

Peaky Blinders

The Split 

 

TV PRESENTER

Alison Hammond

Ant & Dec

Bradley Walsh

Graham Norton 

 

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Clarkson’s Farm

Gogglebox

Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs

The Great British Bake Off 

 

DRAMA PERFORMANCE 

Cillian Murphy, Thomas Shelby, Peaky Blinders

Jonathan Bailey, Anthony Bridgerton, Bridgerton

Nicola Walker, Hannah, The Split

Vicky McClure, Lana Washington, Trigger Point 

 

THE BRUCE FOSRYTH ENTERTAINMENT AWARD 

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway 

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 

Taskmaster

The Graham Norton Show

SERIAL DRAMA

Coronation Street

EastEnders

Emmerdale

Neighbours 

 

EXPERT

 Jay Blades

Kaleb Cooper

Martin Lewis

Sir David Attenborough

 

SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE 

Mark Charnock, Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale

Paige Sandhu, Meena Jutla, Emmerdale

Rose Ayling-Ellis, Frankie Lewis, EastEnders

 

QUIZ GAME SHOW 

Beat the Chasers

In for a Penny

Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel

The 1% Club

 

RISING STAR 

Charithra Chandran, Edwina Sharma, Bridgerton

Joe Locke, Charlie Spring, Heartstopper

Kit Connor, Nick Nelson, Heartstopper

Paddy Bever, Max Turner, Coronation Street 

 

DAYTIME 

Loose Women

The Chase

The Repair Shop

This Morning

 

COMEDY

After Life

Derry Girls

Not Going Out

Sex Education

 

TALENT SHOW JUDGE

Anton Du Beke

David Walliams

Mo Gilligan

RuPaul

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