Tom Parker posthumously nominated for National Television Award for film about cancer

Tom Parker of The Wanted has been posthumously shortlisted for a National Television Award for a documentary about the cancer research benefit concert he hosted six months before his death.

The singer died in a hospice near his south-east London home on March 30 from an inoperable brain tumor at the age of 33.

After her diagnosis, Parker campaigned for brain tumor awareness and hosted a star-studded concert, called Inside My Head, at the Royal Albert Hall last September, which raised funds for Stand Up To Cancer and The National Brain. Appeal.

The Channel 4 documentary of the same name captured Parker hosting the event with footage of him and his family learning to live with his illness.

He will take on Kate Garraway, who won the auteur documentary category last year for a show about her family’s life after her husband, former political adviser Derek Draper, spent a year in hospital undergoing treatment. for the coronavirus.

The Good Morning Britain presenter has been shortlisted this year for her follow-up programme, Caring for Derek, where Draper and Garraway share insight into their family life as he continues to battle the long-term effects of the virus.

Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next; Julia Bradbury: Breast Cancer and Me; and Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism.

LGBTQ+ teen series Heartstopper, which launched on Netflix in April, was shortlisted for the new drama award alongside prison drama Time, crime thriller Trigger Point and medical memoir This Is Going To Hurt.


Kit Connor in Heartstopper (Netflix/PA)

Kit Connor in Heartstopper (Netflix/PA)

Heartstopper lead actors Joe Locke, who played Charlie Spring, and Kit Connor, who played Nick Nelson, were both nominated for the rising star award.

They will face off against Charithra Chandran, who played Edwina Sharma in Bridgerton’s second series, and Paddy Bever, who plays Max Turner in Coronation Street.

Bridgerton, Call The Midwife, Peaky Blinders and The Split are all up for the comeback drama category.

Netflix’s Regency breaks Bridgerton has another nomination, with Jonathan Bailey, who plays Anthony Bridgerton, up for Best Dramatic Performance alongside Cillian Murphy for his role as Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders, Nicola Walker for Hannah in The Split and Vicky McClure for Lana Washington in the trigger point.


(Liam Daniel/Netflix/PA)

(Liam Daniel/Netflix/PA)


(Liam Daniel/Netflix/PA)

Derry Girls, Sex Education, After Life and Not Going Out have all been shortlisted for the comedy show award, while in the talent show category Britain’s Got Talent is listed alongside RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Strictly Come Dancing and The Masked Singer.

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will try to retain their top TV presenter trophy for another year, but will face competition from Alison Hammond, Bradley Walsh and Graham Norton. Ant and Dec have won the category for the past 20 years.

Meanwhile, Neighbours, which aired its final episode last month after 37 years on screen, will take on Coronation Street, EastEnders and Emmerdale for the award for Best Drama Series.

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

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