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Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey and Kaleb Cooper among multiple local nods in National Television Awards


Aug 24, 2022

Clarkson’s Farm star Kaleb Cooper has been nominated for a National Television Award in the expert category.

The Chipping Norton young farmer, who shot to worldwide fame after teaching Jeremy Clarkson how to 'tractor' in Clarkson's Farm, seemed slightly bemused by his nomination which puts him in the same category as Sir David Attenborough.

In a video posted to his Instagram, Kaleb seemed not to know exactly what an NTA is.

And he found it hard to believe what was happening: "I mean, I know who my vote goes to straight away, which is the best of all, Sir David Attenborough," he said.

The duo are up against Oxfordshire's Dame Prue Leith, Banbury boy Gordon Ramsay and Lord Sugar.

And the hit Amazon Prime show itself Clarkson’s Farm is nominated in the Factual Entertainment category up against Dame Prue’s Great British Bake Off in the shortlist for 2022 which was revealed last night.

Meanwhile Wallingford heart-throb Jonathan Bailey is nominated for Drama Performance for his role as Anthony Bridgerton in Netflix Regency romp Bridgerton.

The actor, who grew up in Benson, is competing againstCillian Murphy for his role as Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders, Nicola Walker for Hannah in The Split and Vicky McClure for Lana Washington in Trigger Point.

Bridgerton itself, Call The Midwife, Peaky Blinders and The Split are all in the running for the Returning Drama category.

And The Repair Shop, featuring talented Witney locals Steve and Suzie Fletcher, is nominated for best daytime show against Loose Women, The Chase and This Morning.

The ceremony, dubbed TV's 'biggest night of the year', lets the public vote for their favourite programmes and their stars, with millions of votes cast.

You can vote for free online on the National Television Awards site, or you can vote by phone: 0905 647 2022. Calls cost 25p per minute, plus your network access charge, and should last no longer than seven minutes.

The 27th National Television Awards will be hosted by comedian and presenter Joel Dommett at London’s OVO Arena Wembley on September 15, with the results to be announced live on ITV.

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