Ant and Dec respond to Piers Morgan on red carpet at NTAs

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Watch: Piers Morgan desperate to end Ant & Dec's NTAs streak

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have responded to Piers Morgan’s attempt to dethrone them at the National Television Awards, asking: “Piers who?”

The annual ceremony is taking place on Thursday night at London’s O2 Arena, with comedian Joel Dommett on hosting duties.

Geordie duo Ant and Dec have won best TV presenter for 19 years in a row but Morgan has set his sights on stopping them from making it 20.

National Television Awards
Piers Morgan (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Asked about the challenge on the red carpet, McPartlin told the PA news agency: “Piers who?”

Donnelly joked: “Was he the guy who used to be on telly?”

McPartlin then said: “Oh yeah him. I think I remember him.”

Morgan was nominated following a turbulent first half of 2021 which saw him depart Good Morning Britain over incendiary comments about the Duchess of Sussex.

He is also up against Bradley Walsh and This Morning stars Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond.

McPartlin admitted he was more “more nervous tonight than normal”.

“Because it would mean a lot – 20 out of 20 – it really would,” he added.

Donnelly said: “We know the run will come to an end at some point. We just hope it is not this evening. It would be nice to get to 20. But you never quite know. But let’s see. We have got everything crossed.”

Watch: Made in Chelsea's Georgia Toffolo posies for selfies with fans at last night's National Television Awards

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting