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Jeremy Clarkson up for NTA with final Top Gear season

Ex Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been nominated for a National Television Award with his final series of the car show.

(Cover) - EN TV - Controversial TV host Jeremy Clarkson's final Top Gear season has been nominated for a National Television Award.

The presenter was sacked from the BBC show in March (15) after he punched a producer during an altercation. His co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May also left Top Gear and the trio have since signed up to a new motoring show on Amazon Prime.

But now his final series on the car programme has been nominated for an NTA in the factual entertainment category. It faces competition from last year's winner, Gogglebox.

Fans will also be able to vote in four new categories at the NTAs this year: best international, best new drama, live magazine show and a TV presenter category that pits hosts of factual shows against those in the entertainment presenter section.

The best international category sees the likes of Amazon Prime's Transparent and Netflix's Orange Is the New Black nominated, while Poldark and Channel 4's Humans have been mentioned in the drama category.

The public are also being encouraged to vote for their favourite TV moment of the year, with viewers able to select any moment they wish.

Bear Grylls and his Mission Survive on ITV has received a nod for best challenge show, going up against The Great British Bake Off, The Apprentice and MasterChef.

Following age-old ratings battles, Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor go head to head in the talent show category, joining The Voice and Britain's Got Talent.

The awards show takes place at the O2 Academy in London on 20 January (16), with Dermot O'Leary hosting. It will be broadcast live on ITV.

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