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4 May 2021

The 25th Annual 2021 TV Choice Awards Longlist Voting Opens on 4 May

TV Choice, Britain’s biggest-selling magazine, will again take its place in the eagerly anticipated awards season calendar with a second virtual ceremony.

The popular awards, which celebrate their 25th anniversary this year, honour the nation’s favourite TV shows and stars, voted purely by an audience of 600,000+ TV fans.

This year’s winners will be announced online at in early September giving TV fans the chance to watch the reactions of the winning programmes and stars in categories ranging from drama to comedy, entertainment to factual and of course, our much-loved soaps.

2020 saw Martin Clunes win Best Actor for the first time, with Jodie Comer’s Villanelle winning her Best Actress two years in a row. And first wins for The Martin Lewis Money Show, Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad and Best New Drama White House Farm, starring Freddie Fox were celebrated. Classic dramas Call The Midwife and Peaky Blinders also added to their awards success. Coronation Street scored triple success last year with Best Soap Actor, Best Soap Actress and Best Soap! Will EastEnders and Emmerdale be able to knock them off the top spot in 2021? Only the viewers can decide who’ll be celebrating in September.

Over the last year, TV has remained a vital source of entertainment, with many discovering new genres and ways of watching TV than ever before.

The 2021 TV Choice Awards longlist nominations will be open from 4 May until midnight on 21 May.

Viewers will be able to log on to to see the full list of broadcasters and nominees and cast their vote for old favourites, exciting new discoveries and guilty pleasures.

Jon Peake, Editor of TV Choice magazine commented: “With more telly choice than ever before, from Bridgerton to Bargain Hunt by way of Beat The Chasers, we’ve moved the nominations online so that you can show your support for the series you really love.”

Only the nation’s favourites will make it onto the all-important official TV Choice Awards 2021 shortlist which will be announced in June.

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For media enquiries please contact Jess Blake, Communications Director, UK Publishing / 07739 516345

For all other awards enquiries please contact:

Linda Steventon – – 07939 082601 and Sarah Austin –

Notes to editors:

*there will be no paper/postal voting this year. All longlist votes will be cast online only to allow for the inclusion of as many shows as possible.

About Bauer Media UK:

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