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The voice of natural history programmes, Sir David Attenborough, is to take on Keith Lemon and Sherlock for a TV Bafta.

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Their shows are up for the YouTube Audience Award, which is a publicly-voted audience prize at the ceremony next month.

Sir David’s BBC programme, Frozen Planet,will compete with ITV2’s Lemon’s Celebrity Juice and BBC1 drama Sherlock - starring Benedict Cumberbatch - for the gong.

Channel 4’s Educating Essex and Fresh Meat are also nominated as well as The Great British Bake Off (BBC2).

The shortlist was drawn up from shows that have captured the public imagination over the past year and the winner of the YouTube Audience Award will be announced at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards on May 27.

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