TV fans will have to wait a little bit longer for the NTAs (Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
The National Television Awards have been pushed back by five months.
It has been confirmed that the NTAs will now take place in September, instead of its rescheduled date of April 20.
The awards show had been set to go ahead in January, its usual slot, but was postponed until April due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, it has now been pushed back again, with the NTAs now scheduled to take place in London’s O2 Arena on Thursday, September 9.
Executive producer Kim Turberville said: ‘The NTAs will return to The O2 London in September to mark the UK’s best, boldest and most beloved TV shows with a surprise-packed event – and we look forward to seeing you on the night for a celebration like no other.’
Existing tickets for the original dates will be honoured for the September show, while tickets are on sale now.
The show will be held in the O2 in London (Picture: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
The team will be hoping that the NTAs can go ahead in their usual star-studded guise come September.
The 2020 NTAs went off without a hitch on January 28 last year, hosted by David Walliams for the first time after Dermot O’Leary stood down as presenter after 10 years.
It is unclear whether Walliams will return as host for a second time.
Last year, Coronation Street, Britain’s Got Talent, Peaky Blinders and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! were the big winners, with four wins each.
Jesy Nelson won her first NTA for factual entertainment for her BBC Three documentary Odd One Out, while Ant and Dec continued their epic run of TV presenter awards, winning for their 19th year in a row.
Awards season has been hit with a major reshuffle due to the ongoing pandemic, with many awards shows set to kick off in January shifted back.
The Oscars, which usually provide a bookend to the season in February, will now take place in April, while the Brit Awards – also usually in February – will be held in May.
The Insidexpress is now on Telegram and Google News. Join us on Telegram and Google News, and stay updated.