McFly to host children’s TV awards
McFly will host the first ever Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, it has been confirmed.
While the US awards have been running for some years, it is only now that the quality of family and children’s entertainment in the UK is to be recognised, with the awards voted for by the channel’s viewers.
Competing for the title of Best Reality Show are The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, both the brainchild of Simon Cowell, while Doctor Who, H2O, Hannah Montana and Drake & Josh are all up for the Best TV Show award.
In addition, Catherine Tate – who recently announced that she is to kill off her Lauren the Teenager character – will compete with Mr Bean, Harry Hill and Jack Black to be recognised as the funniest person on TV.
“We are proud to be bringing the Kids’ Choice Awards to the UK for the first time this year,” said Howard Litton, the managing director of Nickelodeon UK.
“Nickelodeon is dedicated to making and commissioning the very best in high quality and innovative entertainment.
“Our viewers deserve the biggest and best event in children’s television; we’re going to deliver a spectacular live event on stage and on TV.”
In addition to hosting the ceremony on October 20th, McFly are also up for two awards themselves, up against Sugababes and Girls Aloud for the title of Best Band, while Danny Jones in also in the running for the Best Male Singer