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.
“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.
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. 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 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: Chernobyl–A Confession–Cleaning Up–Gentleman Jack–The Capture
Comedy: After Life–Fleabag–Derry Girls–Sex Education–Mrs Brown’s Boys
TV Presenter:Ant & Dec-Graham Norton-Bradley Walsh-Holly Willoughby-Phillip Schofield
Factual: Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out–Ambulance–Gogglebox–Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs–Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip
Drama:Line of Duty–Peaky Blinders–Call the Midwife–Killing Eve–Casualty
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)
Newcomer: 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