Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate in awards showdown
By David Bentley on Oct 13, 08 12:10 PM in TV show
DAVID TENNANT is to go head-to-head with his former Doctor Who sidekick Catherine Tate at this year's National Television Awards.
Both stars have been nominated for Outstanding Drama Performance for their roles as the Time Lord and his assistant Donna Noble in the hit BBC sci-fi drama.
This year will be the first time male and female stars have been pitted against each other in the acting category.
Outstanding Drama Performance is a new category, replacing the awards for Most Popular Actor and Most Popular Actress.
Tennant previously won two National Television Awards. Tate, 40, and Tennant, 37, will also compete against Ashes to Ashes star Philip Glenister, 45, and Alex Walkinshaw, 34, who plays Sgt Dale Smith in police drama The Bill.
The awards, now in their 14th year, take place at Royal Albert Hall in London and will be broadcast live on ITV1 on October 29.
Tate will reprise her role as assistant Donna Noble for one of the four Doctor Who specials planned for next year.
Donna's memory of her adventures with the Doctor was erased in last year's series finale, but Tate had expressed her desire to return to the cult show, saying: "In science fiction, anything is possible."
You can vote for Tennant or Tate in the National Television Awards at www.nationaltvawards.com or by phone on 0901 888 2008.
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