Piers Morgan slams Ant McPartlin’s NTA nod as he’s been ‘on his backside all year’

Piers Morgan has taken aim at former Britain’s Got Talent colleague Ant McPartlin over the National Television Award nominations.

The Good Morning Britain host has finally been shortlisted for an award for his show with Susanna Reid and Charlotte Hawkins.

But he was not impressed to be sharing the shortlist with Ant McPartlin, who he joked has been "on his backside all year" following his drink drive arrest and admission into rehab.

In an outburst on the ITV morning show, he said: "He’s been on his backside all year!

Piers Morgan slams Ant McPartlin's NTA nod as he's been 'on his backside all year'

Piers was shocked at the shortlist
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Piers Morgan slams Ant McPartlin's NTA nod as he's been 'on his backside all year'

He was not impressed by Ant’s name on the list
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"No work, walk the dog, get up, and he still gets nominated for the NTA! I mean I love Ant but really?

"Really? You’re going to give the award to someone who’s not done any work this year! I come in every day. I mean Dec should be getting one this year – solo."

Earlier in the show, the 53-year-old could barely believe it had happened, saying: "I was joking about Ant and Dec being nomination for the NTAs when one of them hasn’t done any work this year.

"It has happened. They’ll win, even though Ant has basically been sat on his backside, walking his dog for the last year.

Piers Morgan slams Ant McPartlin's NTA nod as he's been 'on his backside all year'

Ant is on the NTA shortlist
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"He’s got an award!"

Ant has been nominated alongside Dec Donnelly for his work on Britain’s Got Talent, despite only serving on the show during the auditions, as the crash took place before the live shows began.

Dec was forced to host the show alone from then, and did the same for Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, with the help of Stephen Mulhern and Scarlett Moffatt.

Piers Morgan slams Ant McPartlin's NTA nod as he's been 'on his backside all year'

Susanna laughed at Piers’ anger
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For I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, he enlisted the help of Holly Willoughby to co-host in Australia, which garnered rave reviews from viewers.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV and the National Television Awards take place on January 22 at London’s O2 Arena.

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