Piers Morgan has joked Ant and Dec will need "medical attention" if he manages to beat them at the National Television Awards tonight (09.09.2021).

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan

The broadcaster thinks he has a strong chance of breaking the 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' co-hosts' incredible winning streak after they scooped the Best Presenter accolade 19 years in a row.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “I deserve to win because everyone’s sick and tired of Ant and Dec automatically winning this award, which bears no relation to reality."

The controversial TV host is up against the duo for Best Presenter, and was not shy about poking fun at the pair, who are nominated for the 20th year in a row.

He said: “We can’t have those two little vain-glorious Geordies standing there for the 20th consecutive year. They’ve done nothing special in the last year, even they would admit that."

The 'Saturday Night Takeaway' co-hosts have won the award every year since 2000, even winning when Ant, 45, took a year out to spend in rehab following drink problems, leaving Dec, 45, to present alone.

Piers took a swipe at this, too, and claimed that his absence from screens in recent months should entitle him to the award.

He said: "Ant got one one year when he hadn’t even worked. It’s ridiculous. I’m taking a leaf out of his book, I haven’t really done much presenting in the last six months. So, therefore, by the Ant and Dec rule, I should get it."

The 'Life Stories' presenter, 56, infamously left 'Good Morning Britain' back in March 2021 amid controversy surrounding his comments about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and her interview with Oprah Winfrey, claiming he didn't "believe a word" of it.

He was recently cleared by Ofcom for his comments and says the reaction of Ant and Dec alone will be worth it if he wins the NTA.

He said: "Imagine the miserable expressions on the faces of those two. think it’s time the procession came to a shuddering halt and the Morgan bandwagon was rewarded with glory."