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Fans Divided Over David Walliams' Hosting Of This Year's NTAs

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Fans Divided Over David Walliams' Hosting Of This Year's NTAs

Fans were divided over David Walliams' hosting of this year's National Television Awards.

The comedian took the reins of this year's ceremony for the first time, but it hasn't gone down too well with some viewers at home, with his jokes seeming to fall flat.

The opening titles for the the show began with a Britain's Got Talent sketch, with the 48-year-old dressed as a contestant and being given a pep talk by Ant and Dec, before going on to perform.

Oh, and the sketch also saw Walliams playing the show's hosts: Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.

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And the laughs didn't stop there.

Walliams used his intro to play dress-up. Credit: ITV
Walliams used his intro to play dress-up. Credit: ITV

He went on to to take a look back at the NTA's 20-year history, introducing a video showing some of the highlights from previous ceremonies.

So which moments did he pick out? Erm, just ones of him and fellow Little Britain star Matt Lucas accepting each of their gongs.

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Top banter.

However, the quips didn't quite hit the mark with some viewers who decided to vent their frustration on Twitter.

Complaining about his stewardship, one person wrote: "David Walliams is painful to watch, could only take thirty minutes then switched off."

A second view put: "David Walliams is rubbish at this."

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"Over staged jokes badly delivered by @davidwalliams are making the #NTAs a rough ride," commented a third person.

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While another said: "I don't know what's more painful, David Walliams presenting #NTAs or the fact it's still January?"

But not everyone was so offended by the writer's attempt at hosting the telly awards - some absolutely loved him.

Praising the comedian, one fan wrote: "David Walliams is doing a great job."

Some fans were not impressed by Walliams' jokes at this year's NTAs. Credit: ITV
Some fans were not impressed by Walliams' jokes at this year's NTAs. Credit: ITV
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A second viewer commented: "@davidwalliams love watching you on the NTA awards, your doing a good job [sic]."

Tonight's show saw comedy duo Ant and Dec pick up the TV Presenter award for the 19th year on the run.

The lads have absolutely dominated the category for the past two decades, winning the gong every year since 2001.

The ceremony also saw Peaky Blinders fight off the likes of Killing Eve and Line of Duty to take home the prize in the Best Drama category.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, Funny, Interesting, UK Entertainment, Twitter, ITV, Ant and Dec

Dominic Smithers
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