The Geordie duo found a way to win the award despite Ant spending most of 2018 out of action after a drink drive crash, and fans were not impressed at all
Ant and Dec have bagged another gong at the NTAs despite a controversial year for the pair.
The Geordie lads have won the nation’s hearts yet again, despite Ant McPartlin spending much of the year recovering after a dirnk drive crash saw him enter rehab to deal with his addiction.
This meant their biggest shows had to be hosted by Dec Donnelly as a solo act, or with the help of other presenters such as Holly Willoughby, Scarlett Moffatt and Stephen Mulhern.
The crash happened last March, meaning Dec was forced to host the Britain’s Got Talent live shows alone after the pair had re-recorded the auditions stage of the competition.
After the crash, Ant checked into rehab and spent most of 2018 out of the limelight, returning to film BGT this year with Dec and the panellists.
The pair sadly had to excuse themselves from the NTAs this year while they film Britain’s Got Talent at the London Palladium, along with winner of best TV judge David Walliams, and other judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden.
Dec posted a message on the pair’s Twitter accounts, saying: “Good luck to all the nominees at tonight’s #NTAs , have a brilliant night. Gutted we’re not there, we are in @BGT auditions at @LondonPalladium . Thanks to those who votes for us and our shows D x”
Fans were furious to see Ant and Dec win, considering they spent most of the year out – or at least Ant did – and many took to social media to share their outrage.
One said: “I’m sorry but Ant and Dec again, no, he drink drives and hasn’t been on telly all year and they still win!! F*** off #NTAs”
Another added: “Sorry @antanddec but i cant agree with that award this year!!! Should of been a @hollywills win #NTAs”
A third said: “Who the hell are still voting Ant & Dec, considering? Or is it a sympathy vote for Dec? #ntas”
Many though Dec should have won alone, consider Ant was not featured in many of their shows this year.
Another said: “Ant hasn’t done anything to deserve this award #NTAs”
A fifth viewer said: “I mean.. Ant?? Dec is but unfortunately Ant hasn’t been doing the work. It should have just gone to Dec. #NTAs”