Former Dr Who Matt Smith receives TV award nominations

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Matt Smith has received two nominations in the annual National Television Awards for his role in Doctor Who.

The Northampton actor, who was replaced in the show by Peter Capaldi at Christmas, has been nominated in the Drama and Drama Performance categories.

In the first category, the show is up against Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Broadchurch.

Smith has been nominated in the Drama Performance category for his role and faces competition from Call the Midwife’s Miranda Hart, Doc Martin’s Martin Clunes and Downton’s leading lady Dame Maggie Smith.

The National Television Awards honours television’s biggest stars.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on ITV on Wednesday, January 22 from London’s O2 Arena.

All the winners are chosen by the public. To vote, visit or by calling 0901 888 2014.

Calls cost no more than 26p per minute plus no more than 15p connection charge from BT landlines; other networks may be higher and mobiles will be considerably more. Calls should last no longer than seven minutes. Voting closes at midday on Wednesday, January 22.

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