Dermot O’Leary speaks out at Ant and Dec’s NTA nomination

Ant and Dec have won the award every year!

Dermot O'Leary and Ant and Dec

by Alex Ross |
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Earlier in the month it was announced that the National Television Awards 2019 will be back on Tuesday 22nd January, with X Factor host Dermot O'Leary presenting the popular ceremony.

After the nominations were announced, which included yet another nod for Geordie duo Ant and Dec, despite Ant McPartlin taking 2018 off from showbiz, some fans were left wondering why he was given a nomination.

Ant and Dec
©Ant and Dec © Getty Images

And now, with just one week to go before the ceremony, Dermot, who failed to get nominated alongside Ant and Dec in the 'Best Presenter' category this year, has spoken about their nomination, admitting it should be 'cancelled' if they win again.

The pair have been crowned the winners of the Best Presenter award since the show first started way back in 2001, so Dermot told The Daily Star, "If Ant and Dec win it this year, we should just not do it anymore. If they win it, we may as well just chuck in the towel.

"With the greatest respect to the boys, I think Holly [Willoughby] has had such a great year, and Graham [Norton]."

Dermot O'Leary
©Dermot O'Leary © Getty Images

Dermot later revealed that Ant and Dec made the decision that they wanted to be put up for the award together, with the 45-year-old telling the publication, "They made the decision that they want to put themselves up this year, so you’d have to ask them."

Ant and Dec are up against Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Graham Norton and Bradley Walsh in the Best Presenter category, do you think they will win again?

See the full list of National Television Award nominations below:


NTAs 2019 nominees stacked

NTA1 of 14

Quiz Show

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

NTA2 of 14
CREDIT: BBC Pictures

New Drama

Killing EveGirlfriendsThe CryA Discovery Of WitchesBodyguard

NTA3 of 14
CREDIT: ITV Pictures

Talent Show

Dancing On IceThe Voice UKThe X FactorBritain's Got TalentStrictly Come Dancing

NTA4 of 14
CREDIT: BBC Pictures


Doctor WhoPeaky BlindersOur GirlCasualtyCall The Midwife

NTA5 of 14
CREDIT: Getty Images

TV Presenter

Ant & DecHolly WilloughbyPhillip SchofieldGraham NortonBradley Walsh

NTA6 of 14
CREDIT: Channel 4

Factual Entertainment

The Great British Bake OffGoggleboxPaul O'Grady: For The Love Of DogsAmbulanceDIY SOS: The Big Build

NTA7 of 14
CREDIT: Getty Images

Drama Performance

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 14

The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

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

NTA9 of 14

Serial Drama

Coronation StreetEastEndersEmmerdaleHollyoaks

NTA10 of 14
CREDIT: BBC Pictures

Serial Drama Performance

Lucy Pargeter as Chas Dingle in EmmerdaleBonnie Langford as Carmel Kazemi in EastEndersJack P Shepherd as David Platt in Coronation StreetDanny Dyer as Mick Carter in EastEndersEmma Atkins as Charity Dingle in Emmerdale

NTA11 of 14
CREDIT: Getty Images


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

NTa12 of 14
CREDIT: BBC Pictures


Ricky Champ as Stuart Highway in EastEndersJames Moore as Ryan Stocks in EmmerdaleAedan Duckworth as Oliver Morgan in HollyoaksAlexandra Mardell as Emma Brooker in Coronation StreetNeet Mohan as Dr Rashid 'Rash' Masum in Casualty

NTA13 of 14


Good Morning BritainThe Jeremy Kyle ShowThis MorningSunday BrunchLoose Women

NTA14 of 14
CREDIT: Getty Images

TV Judge

Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent and The X FactorRobert Rinder on Judge RinderDavid Walliams on Britain's Got TalentRobbie Williams on The X FactorLouis Tomlinson on The X Factor

This year's awards will be broadcast live from The O2 in London on 22nd January - viewers have the chance to vote for all their favourite TV... And the vote is now OPEN.

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