Piers Morgan: Don't be fooled by Holly Willoughby

Piers Morgan is sick of losing to Holly Willoughby at the NTAs (Credit: Getty Images)
Piers Morgan is sick of losing to Holly Willoughby at the NTAs (Credit: Getty Images)

Piers Morgan has branded Holly Willoughby a fake, claiming she always rubs her National Television Awards victory in his face off camera.

Good Morning Britain has been shortlisted in the Live Magazine Show category at the NTAs 2020 alongside This Morning, presented by Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, and GMB host Morgan said he was sick of them winning every year.

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

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

“Don’t be fooled by Holly Willoughby.”

This Morning has won the NTA in its nominated category every year for the last nine years. Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have won best TV Presenter ever year for the past 19 years and are nominated once again. The awards are voted for by the general public.

This year’s nominations also saw The X Factor fail to make the shortlist for the Best Talent Show award for the first time in 13 years.

The ITV show’s BBC rival Strictly Come Dancing has been nominated, against Dancing On Ice, The Voice UK and Britain’s Got Talent.

Anthony McPartlin (left), Simon Cowell and Declan Donnelly during the National Television Awards 2010, at the 02 Arena, London.   (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Anthony McPartlin, Simon Cowell and Declan Donnelly during the National Television Awards 2010 (Credit: PA Images)

It comes amid speculation that the future of The X Factor is in doubt due to flagging audience figures. This year the regular show was replaced with a celebity version followed by X Factor: The Band, both of which failed to top the ratings.

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However, Simon Cowell is nominated in the TV Judge category for both The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.

Elsewhere in the nominations hit BBC Three drama Killing Eve, Suranne Jones’ lesbian costume drama Gentleman Jack and cult gangster drama Peaky Blinders received two nominations each.

Coronation Street’s Katie McGlynn is nominated against EastEnders’ Danny Dyer in the Serial Drama Performance category for her portrayal of Sinead Tinker’s cancer storyline.

David Walliams seen during the Rocketman UK Premiere at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London. (Photo by James Warren / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
David Walliams will host the NTAs 2020 (Credit: PA)

David Walliams will host the National Television Awards from The O2 London on January 28, airing live on ITV. Voting is open until 12pm on Tuesday, January 28.

The shortlisted nominations for the 2020 National Television Awards are:

Live Magazine Show

Good Morning Britain

Loose Women

Sunday Brunch

This Morning

New Drama


A Confession

Cleaning Up

Gentleman Jack

The Capture


After Life


Derry Girls

Sex Education

Mrs Brown's Boys

TV Presenter

Ant & Dec

Graham Norton

Bradley Walsh

Holly Willoughby

Phillip Schofield


Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out



Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs

Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip


Line of Duty

Peaky Blinders

Call the Midwife

Killing Eve


Drama Performance

Cillian Murphy (Thomas Shelby, Peaky Blinders)

Idris Elba (DCI John Luther, Luther)

Jodie Comer (Villanelle, Killing Eve)

Michael Stevenson (Iain Dean, Casualty)

Suranne Jones (Anne Lister, Gentleman Jack)

TV Judge

David Walliams (Britain's Got Talent)

RuPaul (RuPaul's Drag Race UK)

Simon Cowell (Britain's Got Talent/The X Factor)

Sir Tim Jones (The Voice UK)

Will.i.am (The Voice UK/The Voice Kids)

Serial Drama Performance

Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)

Danny Miller (Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale)

Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale, Hollyoaks)

Katie McGlynn (Sinead Tinker, Coronation Street)


Imran Adams (Mitchell Deveraux, Hollyoaks)

Jurell Carter (Nate Robinson, Emmerdale)

Max Bowden (Ben Mitchell, EastEnders)

Peter Ash (Paul Foreman, Coronation Street)

Talent Show

Strictly Come Dancing

Britain’s Got Talent

The Voice UK

Dancing on Ice