Ant and Dec score record-breaking 22nd consecutive NTA win

Ant and Dec at the NTAs credit:Bang Showbiz
Ant and Dec at the NTAs credit:Bang Showbiz

Ant and Dec have won the TV Presenter accolade at the National Television Awards (NTAs) for the 22nd time in a row.

The 'Saturday Night Takeaway' co-hosts - who were up for the prize alongside Alison Hammond, Martin Lewis, Claudia Winkleman and Bradley Walsh - admitted they were "more nervous than ever" before going into the event on Tuesday (05.09.23) evening, but were just as "humbled and grateful" to receive the honour as they had ever been.

Speaking on stage at The O2 in London, Ant McPartlin said: "Thank you so much to the NTAs we've got quite a long list of thank yous, all of the shows and the people we work with, we are the luckiest two men on telly because we've got the best production teams and the best people to work with, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

His presenting partner Declan Donnelly added: "Thank you to ITV, to Kevin and Katie and all the team at ITV for your continued support. Thank you to our fantastic management team for your support, thank you gang, you're up in the box somewhere.

"Thank you to our lovely wives, our beautiful children. I can't believe that we are still getting away with this..."

Ant interrupted: "Were you more nervous than ever?"

Dec agreed: "Ever before, hands are sticky, my heart is beating, but we are as humbled and grateful tonight as we were the first time we won, so thank you for taking the time to vote for us, we really appreciate it."

The 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' presenters promised to keep working together for as long as possible.

Dec said: "We'll see you back on telly very soon."

Ant added: "We'll keep doing it for as long as you want us to keep doing it."