Ant and Dec brand Piers Morgan 'foolish' for thinking he could beat them at the NTAs

ANT and Dec couldn't resist taking a cheeky swipe at Piers Morgan backstage at last night's National Television Awards after  they beat the Good Morning Britain host Best Presenter Award.  

For the 20th consecutive year, the geordie duo took home the prestigious gong during the live ceremony at the O2 Arena in London.


Chatting exclusively backstage to The Sun after their victory, Dec said: "Every year we come in and think we are going to lose it but honestly when the category comes on and our names are read out our hearts are beating and our palms are sweaty it is like the first ever year again.

"The nerves never get any better and you never think 'oh yeah it's in the bag'".

After being reminded that Piers had told his followers he thought he was going to win, Dec burst out laughing before Ant chimed in: "Ant said: "Foolish wasn't it – to say that before he had won the award!

"Look, one year we are not going to win it and the running end. The winning streak is going to come to an end but it wasn't tonight."

Smirking, Dec added: "We are safe for another 12 months."

In a catty tweet after his loss, Piers hit out: "Wow! What a shock! Congrats to Ant and Dec.

"Thoroughly deserved 20th consecutive win – the way they held those jungle contestants to account during the pandemic was absolutely brilliant."

Piers' dig was in reference to his infamously hard hitting grilling of government ministers on Good Morning Britain during 2020.

Over the next 12 months Ant and Dec will embark on their most gruelling schedule yet with this year's edition of I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! the return of Britain's Got Talent, Saturday Night Takeaway and their brand new TV show Limitless Win.

Admitting it gets full on at times, Ant said: "We do get tired but we love what we do so when you love what you do then you will never work a day in your life. We still have proper pinch me moments. It's remarkable."

Agreeing, Dec added: "We just keep doing what we are doing and we love making the shows and we are having a great time.

"People before have asked us if we would step out of the running but that's not really our decision to make. It's kind of presumptuous. We are still having the best time and touch wood long may it continue."


 

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