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The geordie duo do it again

And and Dec won the National TV Awards 2019 Best TV Entertainment Presenter for the 18th year in a row

The duo have won the National Television Award for TV Entertainment Presenter for the 18th consecutive year - despite spending most of the year on a break from work after his drink-drive crash.

Ant admitted he was "genuinely shocked" as he accepted the award with his presenting partner Declan Donnelly and beat tough competition from Holly Willoughby to win the gong.

"Thank you this is a genuine shock, especially this year," he said.

"I'm shaking here, we want to say thank you to everybody, I really don't feel like I can accept this this year.

"The one reason we've won the award this year is because of this guy, his hard work, dedication, wit, funniness and being the best mate there is out there, I love you man, well done.

Ant then pulled Dec in for a hug and said: "It's good to be back well done pal."

Ant and Dec were not at the awards bash because they are tied up filming BGT but accepted the award from the London Palladium.

They also made a dig at rival Dermot O'Leary who previously said he would quit the business if Ant and Dec won for the 18th year in a row.

"Special mention to Dermot who said he was going to chuck the towel in if we won this year so... happy retirement Dermot!" Dec joked.

Dermot previously told The Sun: "If they win it, having not been on television, we may as well just chuck in the towel."

Taking to Twitter after winning the award, the boys shared a selfie.

"Thank you doesn’t seem to cover it this year. We are humbled and honoured," Dec tweeted.

"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."


 

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