Ant and Dec make NTA's history as they win Best Presenter Award for 20th time

By Susan Knox

Ant and Dec have made history at the National Television Awards as they were crowned winners of the Best Presenter gong for the 20th year running.

The I’m A Celebrity hosts beat the likes of Piers Morgan, Holly Willoughby, and Bradley Walsh to the poll after winning the coveted NTA thropy every year for the past 20 years.

The presenting duo beamed as they took to the stage to accept their well-deserved award after fellow nominee Piers Morgan urged his followers to vote against the ‘tediously predictable farce’.

Ant and Dec appeared to brush off the savage swipe from the former Good Morning Britain host as they thanked their fans for their continues support throughout the past two decades.

Ant and Dec make National Television Award history as they win Best Presenter for 20th time (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

It’s been a long and incredibly successful road for both Ant and Dec as they continue to storm the National Television Awards with their Geordie charm and their undeniable talent.

Their first win came in 2001, and they’ve taken the award every year since then.

Before their unmatchable reign of success, Michael Barrymore was the last winner to win the award for Best Presenter back in 2000.

If their historical winning streak wasn't enough, the Geordie also won the inaugural Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award back in 2018.

The pair were emotional when accepting their award (ITV)

Adding the gong to their accolades, at the time, the pair admitted it was ‘an honour’ to accept the award in memory of the TV legend.

The pair are undoubtedly two of the UK's most favourite stars and not just in the presenting categories.

Ant and Dec have also been crowned the with the Most Popular Entertainment Programme gong 11 times.

Overall, the pair have bagged an astonishing 36 National Television Awards in total so far.

Their first win came in 2001, and they’ve taken the award every year since then (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Overall, the pair have bagged an astonishing 36 National Television Awards in total so far (David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

Their winning streak hasn't been a source of joy for everyone though, as Piers Morgan appeared to have swerved the ceremony at London's O2 Arena tonight amid suspicions that Ant and Dec would win once more.

Ahead of the 26th annual ceremony, the former Good Morning Britain host hit out at the duo as he begged for votes.

Taking to Twitter, Piers penned: "One more day to vote.

“You can either fuel the world's most tediously predictable farce by helping Ant & Dec win Presenter of the Year for the 20th bloody year - or vote for me to support free speech and ruin Princess Pinocchio's year.

“Your call, Britain - don't let me down.”

Piers tuned into the awards from the comfort of his living room sofa as he watched Ant and Dec being crowned the winners for the 20th year in a row.


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