Piers Morgan accuses Ant & Dec of 'panicking' over NTAs as he takes them on for Best Presenter

By Simon Duke

Piers Morgan has accused Ant and Dec of 'panicking' over the National Television Awards result as he aims to beat them at Thursday's ceremony.

The Geordie duo are hoping to make it 20 wins in a row in the Best Presenter category but Piers has other ideas as, months after his dramatic departure from Good Morning Britain, he is aiming to put an end to their long-running winning streak.

Piers joins Ant and Dec on the shortlist along with Holly Willoughby, Bradley Walsh and newcomer to the category, Alison Hammond.

Ant and Dec's week got off to a good start on Monday when they accepted the Best Reality Show trophy for I'm A Celebrity at the TV Choice Awards.

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Prior to their victory, the lads posted a link to the NTAs voting on their Twitter, telling fans they had until Thursday lunchtime to get their votes in.

Piers seized on the tweet and shared it on his timeline, writing: "They're panicking."

Launching his own campaign to win, Piers once again took aim at Meghan Markle, by posting a screen grab of the Best Presenter shortlist which had his name at the top.

Above it, he wrote: "My name is at the top for a reason, people of Britain - vote now and make Princess Pinocchio choke on her kale smoothie."

And then on Tuesday he stuck the knife into his former ITV bosses by tweeting another voting link, along with the words: "Two days until the National Television Awards.

"There are lots of people from Montecito to the ITV boardroom who would hate me winning given what's happened this year."

As well as being on screen in Good Morning Britain up until March, Piers also hosted a new series of his chat show Life Stories this year.

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