Ant And Dec Face Backlash After Winning Best Presenter Award Yet Again

Ant and Dec were awarded the Best Presenter gong at last night's National Television Awards for the 18th year in a row - despite the fact that Ant was off work in recovery for the majority of the year. As the emotional Geordie pair accepted the award, not everyone was pleased with the decision.

It's become one of the most predictable awards out there - Ant and Dec have picked up Best Presenter at the National Television Awards every year since 2001 - but with Ant off work for most of 2018, fans wondered if someone else might scoop the gong this time.

However, the Great British public came through for the Geordie duo yet again and fellow nominees Graham Norton, Bradley Walsh, Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield were left empty-handed as Ant and Dec accepted the award via video link from the London Palladium - where they are currently filming Britain's Got Talent auditions.

Ant and Dec were seriously emotional as they accepted the award, with Ant heaping praise on his partner for continuing solo throughout the year and for being 'the best mate'.

Not everyone was pleased with the pair winning, however, as many telly fans took to Twitter to complain about the decision. One wrote: 'How the f*** could Ant and Dec win a NTA when it was only "And Dec" for the past year?' whilst another complained 'In the one year where Ant & Dec weren't prominently featured on UK Television, they still walk away with the NTA for Best Presenter for the 18th year running. Not planning on giving anyone else some recognition?'

Check out the video above to see Ant and Dec's emotional reaction to their win...

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