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Dr Who stars Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper have been nominated for top acting honours at this year's National Television Awards.

Eccleston, who quit as the Doctor after just one series, is up for best actor and faces competition from the likes of East Enders' Shane Richie and Coronation Street's Bradley Walsh.

Piper, who played his sidekick Rose, is up against Zoe Lucker from Footballers' Wives, Patsy Kensit from Emmerdale, EastEnders star Jessie Wallace and Come's Kate Ford in the battle for best actress.

The longlist for the awards was announced today and the public can vote for their favourites

Organisers have introduced a new category this year - most popular expert on TV

The list of contenders includes Sir Alan Sugar, Gordon Ramsay, Simon Cowell, Jamie Oliver, Gillian McKeith, Trimly and Susannah, and Location Location Location's Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer.

Surprise entry on the most popular entertainment presenter list is Kelly Brook, who was panned by critics for her performance on Celebrity Love Island,

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She is up against co-host Patrick Kielty, Jonathan Ross, Devine McCall, Vernon Kay and his wife Tess Daly - the first time a husband and wife have been pitted against one another

Coronation Street's Antony Cotton, who plays camp factory worker Sean Tully, is up for best newcomer, alongside Lacey Turner, who plays Stacey Slater in EastEnders.

In the reality TV category, usual suspects Big Brother and I'm A Celebrity.. Get Me Out Of Here! face tough competition from The Apprentice.

Most popular soap will go to either Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks or Home and Away.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh could find themselves invited to the awards ceremony in October - royal documentary The Queen's Castle has been longlisted in the factual category.

The awards will be held in October and the full list of nominees can be found on the National Television Awards website www.itv.com/nta


Caption: Billie Piper and Christopher Eccleston

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