Ant McPartlin gives VERY emotional speech after NTA win alongside Dec Donnelly

Ant and Dec won the award for the 18th time!

Ant and Dec

by Alex Ross |
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Despite many people thinking that This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby would end Ant and Dec's Best Presenter reign at the National Television Awards last night, the Geordie boys were crowned the winners for the 18th year in a row.

Although they weren't in attendance at London's 02 Arena, due to filming this year's Britain's Got Talent auditions, Ant and Dec were presented with the award via a video link, where they looked visibly shocked!

Ant and Dec
©Ant and Dec

As they both teared up as they accepted the award, Ant said, "I really don't think I can accept this award this year. The one reason we won this year is this guy [Dec] - his hard work, dedication, funniness and being the best mate that is out there."

A gobsmacked Dec then added, "This year, probably more than ever, thank you to everyone who picked up the phone and voted for us."

The popular hosts later took to Instagram to thank their fans again, sharing a selfie looking very happy. The message read, 'Thank you doesn’t seem to cover it this year. We are humbled and honoured that you have chosen us at the #NTAs. We are so appreciative of your support and good wishes. Thank you again. Now back to work at BGT auditions! xx'. [sic]

Although some viewers of last night's awards felt that Ant and Dec didn't 'deserve' the award this year, many of their fans were quick to congratulate the boys.

One user wrote, 'Well deserved - both are great 👏👏', with another adding, 'Well done guys love u both just glad your back together new fresh start for u both inore the ones that give u negative comments xx'. [sic]

A third then wrote, 'A picture that paints a million and one words 💙@antanddec'. [sic]

Check out all of the winners from the National Television Awards 2019:


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

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New Drama

WINNER: BodyguardKilling EveGirlfriendsThe CryA Discovery Of Witches

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WINNER: This MorningGood Morning BritainThe Jeremy Kyle ShowSunday BrunchLoose Women

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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

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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

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WINNER: Peaky BlindersDoctor WhoOur GirlCasualtyCall The Midwife

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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

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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