Piers Morgan snubs National Television Awards and stays at home

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Piers Morgan at the GQ Men of the Year Award 2021. (Getty Images)
Piers Morgan at the GQ Men of the Year Award 2021. (Getty Images)

Piers Morgan snubbed the National Television Awards (NTAs) by staying at home and watching them on the TV.

The former Good Morning Britain was nominated for the TV Presenter award for the first time ever, against Ant and Dec, This Morning's Holly Willougby and Alison Hammond and The Chase host Bradley Walsh.

But Morgan, 56, shared a picture of his bare feet propped up on his coffee table as he watched the awards ceremony from the comfort of his sofa.

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Morgan boasted: "Got a cracking seat. #NTAs."

Read more: Piers Morgan says Ant and Dec will need 'smelling salts' if he beats them at NTAs

Prior to the awards he had said: "I deserve to win because everyone’s sick and tired of Ant and Dec automatically winning this award, which bears no relation to reality,” he said.

“They’ve done nothing special in the last year, even they would admit that. I think it’s time the procession came to a shuddering halt and the Morgan bandwagon was rewarded with glory.”

It is not the first time the former tabloid journalist has boycotted the awards.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20:  Piers Morgan and Ant and Dec take a selfie during the 21st National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 20, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Piers Morgan said he is sick and tired of seeing Ant and Dec win at the NTAs. (Getty Images)

He gave them a miss last year, despite still being a host at Good Morning Britain which was up for Best Live Magazine Show at the awards show, an award that has been won by This Morning' 10 years in a row.

Morgan said in 2020: “I’m not going this year. I’m sick of Holly and Phil winning every year. And Ant and Dec will win Best Presenter.

“Holly always goes, ‘Oh! Me again?!’ Then she leans in and goes, ‘Take that you little....’

“Don’t be fooled by Holly Willoughby.”

Ant and Dec on the red carpet at the National Television Awards 2021. (Getty Images)
Ant and Dec on the red carpet at the National Television Awards 2021. (Getty Images)

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly picked up the first award of the evening winning The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

McPartlin accepted the gong on stage saying: "Thank you to everybody who voted to us."

Read more: Piers Morgan: Don't be fooled by Holly Willoughby

And Donnelly quipped: "Thank you too to all the people who voted for Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway which came second!"

Watch: Why Piers Morgan REALLY wants to win at the NTAs

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