Ant And Dec Have Won The Best TV Presenter Award At The NTAs
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have won the The Best TV Presenter award at this year's National Television Awards.
The Geordie duo have triumphed after an 18-year winning streak dating back to 2001, although they did not attend the awards. They beat the likes of Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Bradley Walsh and Graham Norton.
Before this evening's ceremony, many people had questioned whether Ant should be nominated in the category after he took a 10-month break from TV commitments to spend time in rehab.
The Mirror reported how the presenter only starred in four episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway and six pre-recorded auditions for Britain's Got Talent before announcing his hiatus.
And appearing from Britain's Got Talent filming in a pre-recorded speech, Ant said: "Thank you, thank you, thank you very much... I really don't feel like I can accept the award this year." He went on to say that Dec, his co-presenter, deserved the award.
Thank you doesn't seem to cover it this year. We are humbled and honoured. We are so appreciative of your continued support and good wishes, they are never taken for granted. Thank u again. Now back to #BGT auditions! D x #NTAs pic.twitter.com/rCzle3FmuM- antanddec (@antanddec) January 22, 2019
This came after the 43-year-old was charged for drink driving when he crashed his Mini in March 2018. He later pleaded guilty for the offence at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court.
Ant has now returned back to work with BGT filming. Richard Arnold revealed the big news on Good Morning Britain, saying: "I can officially announce that after a year off Ant will start filming on the new series of BGT.
"Can you believe it's come around again? Oh how the time flies. They're reuniting on Friday for the auditions of course, getting underway in London on Friday before the rest of the BGT continue their search for talent next month."
Shortly after his comeback the presenter revealed that he had been diagnosed with ADHD.
Audition day 1.
The boys are back in town! pic.twitter.com/3SzTU5uLQH
- antanddec (@antanddec) January 18, 2019
Speaking to The Sun, he said: "I've got ADHD. I don't mind talking about that. I never knew that until afterwards. I was so thoroughly examined and diagnosed, I found stuff out about me I hadn't addressed for years."
Ant said his diagnosis immediately 'made sense', as the condition can apparently often go hand-in-hand with alcohol problems.
"There are a lot of links to alcohol-dependency, which I studied a lot when I was away," he said.
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