Nominations have been announced for this year’s TV Choice awards with Coronation Street leading the way in the soap actor prize.
Shayne Ward, Connor McIntyre and Jack P Shepherd are all in the running for the award after being involved in the biggest storylines on the cobbles over the last year—Aidan Connor’s (Ward) suicide, Pat Phelan’s (McIntyre) murderous rampage and David Platt's (Shepherd) sexual assault.
Other shortlisted actors in the category include EastEnders' Danny Dyer (Mick Carter), Emmerdale's Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk) and Gary Lucy (Luke Morgan) from Hollyoaks.
Ward said on Twitter: “I’m delighted to have been nominated for ‘best soap actor’ at this years @TVChoice Awards. Fingers crossed.”
McIntyre posted he was “truly honoured” for the nomination.
Up for the soap actress prize are Lucy Fallon (Corrie's Bethany Platt) and Letitia Dean, Lacey Turner and Tamzin Outhwaite for EastEnders.
Elsewhere in the shortlist, The X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and Britain's Got Talent going up against each other in the best talent programme gong, along with Dancing on ice, The Apprentice and Great British Bake Off.
The reality show category sees heavyweights Big Brother, I’m a Celebrity and Love island go up against Don’t Tell The Bride, First Dates and Celebs Go Dating.
The hotly contested best drama category sees Westworld, Stranger Things, Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones, Doctor Foster, The Crown and Black Mirror go up against each other, along with a raft of other programmes.
Liar, Requiem, McMafia, Kiri, The Alienist and End of the F***ing World battle it out in best new drama category.
Other categories include: best comedy, best lifestyle show, best family drama, best entertainment show, best daytime show, best actor, best actress, best food show, best factual show, best soap newcomer, and best soap.
Pointless co-presenter Richard Osman will return for hosting duties at the event, which will take place at the Dorchester on Park Lane, London on Monday, September 10.