Ant and Dec win a Guinness World RECORD after winning Best Presenter at the NTAs

They've won it 18 years in a row

Ant and Dec at the NTAs last year

by Emma Dodds |
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Ant and Dec's win at the National Television Awards earlier this week has caused controversy among fans of the pair and other viewers of the show. Although many were over the moon that they'd won for the 18th year in a row, others questioned whether it was fair, considering that Ant had taken most of last year off to recover from his addiction struggles.

However, the pair have remained unperturbed by the critics, even subtly taking to Twitter to hit back at naysayers with a simple retweet from a fan account which read, 'To those of you who are hating: Ant McPartlin hosted all 6 of the @BGT audition episodes last year & 3 of the @ITVTakeaway live shows, so he is eligible & they both deserve it. #NTAs.' [sic]

Now, the 43-year-olds have taken to Twitter to reveal that they've had even more happy news on top of their NTA win, as they've been awarded a Guinness World Record for the most National Television Awards for Best Presenter won consecutively.

Sharing a photo of themselves holding the awards backstage at the Britain's Got Talent auditions at the London Palladium, they wrote, 'The folks from @GWR came down to #bgt auditions at @LondonPalladium today and surprised us with these! How lovely! Thank you.'

The pair proudly presented their awards, which read, 'Guinness World Record Certificate - The most National Television Awards for Best Presenter won consecutively is 18 and was achieved by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (both UK) as of 22 January 2019.'

Fans were utterly overjoyed for the pair, and took to the comments to share their joy. One wrote, 'Congratulations @antanddec still one of my favourite duos. Great to see Ant back, hope you are feeling better. So nice to see you both back together again.'

Missed the National Television Awards 2019? Here's the full list of NTA 2019 winners:


NTAs 2019 winners stacked

NTA1 of 15

Factual Entertainment

WINNER: Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of DogsThe Great British Bake OffGoggleboxAmbulanceDIY SOS: The Big Build

NTA2 of 15

New Drama

WINNER: BodyguardKilling EveGirlfriendsThe CryA Discovery Of Witches

NTA3 of 15


WINNER: This MorningGood Morning BritainThe Jeremy Kyle ShowSunday BrunchLoose Women

NTa4 of 15


WINNER: James Moore as Ryan Stocks in EmmerdaleRicky Champ as Stuart Highway in EastEndersAedan Duckworth as Oliver Morgan in HollyoaksAlexandra Mardell as Emma Brooker in Coronation StreetNeet Mohan as Dr Rashid 'Rash' Masum in Casualty

NTA5 of 15
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TV Judge

WINNER: David Walliams on Britain's Got TalentSimon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent and The X FactorRobert Rinder on Judge RinderRobbie Williams on The X FactorLouis Tomlinson on The X Factor

NTA6 of 15
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WINNER: Peter Kay's Car ShareJack Whitehall: Travels With My FatherBenidormMrs Brown's BoysThe Big Bang Theory

NTA7 of 15
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Drama Performance

WINNER: Richard Madden as Sgt David Budd - BodyguardMichelle Keegan as L.Cpl Georgie Lane - Our GirlJodie Comer as Villanelle - Killing EveJodie Whittaker as The Doctor - Doctor WhoCillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby - Peaky Blinders

NTA8 of 15

Quiz Show

WINNER: The Chase8 Out Of 10 Cats Does CountdownPointlessA League of Their OwnCatchphrase

NTA9 of 15

The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

**WINNER: I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!**Ant & Dec's Saturday Night TakeawayAll Round To Mrs Brown'sThe Graham Norton ShowLove Island

NTA10 of 15
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Serial Drama Performance

WINNER: Danny Dyer as Mick Carter in EastEndersLucy Pargeter as Chas Dingle in EmmerdaleBonnie Langford as Carmel Kazemi in EastEndersJack P Shepherd as David Platt in Coronation StreetEmma Atkins as Charity Dingle in Emmerdale

NTA11 of 15
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Special Recognition

WINNER: David Dimbleby

NTA12 of 15


WINNER: Peaky BlindersDoctor WhoOur GirlCasualtyCall The Midwife

NTA13 of 15
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TV Presenter

WINNER: Ant & DecHolly WilloughbyPhillip SchofieldGraham NortonBradley Walsh

Talent Show14 of 15

Talent Show

WINNER: Strictly Come DancingDancing On IceThe Voice UKThe X FactorBritain's Got Talent

NTA15 of 15

Serial Drama

WINNER: EmmerdaleCoronation StreetEastEndersHollyoaks

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