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Friday 15th November 2019

Piers Morgan boycotts NTAs because of Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

He's "bored" of them always winning awards

TV presenter Piers Morgan has refused to attend next year's National Television Awards as he's fed up with not winning.

During Tuesday's Good Morning Britain, the star said he's "bored" of seeing This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield always win awards as well as Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly.

Therefore, Piers insisted he won't be attending the star-studded event in January.

Piers insisted he won't be attending the star-studded event in January (Credit: ITV)

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Speaking about American actress Charlize Theron calling for award shows to introduce gender-neutral categories, Piers said: "Really? Why do we want gender-neutral Oscars?

"Why? I like Best Actor and Best Actress."

I hope you didn't vote for us because I'm not going this year.

Showbiz correspondent Richard Arnold then said: "The National Television Awards are sort of gender-neutral because it's Best Performance, Best Drama Performance, Best Serial Performance..."

Piers cut in, telling viewers: "Best Ant and Dec. Best Phil and Holly. Best Phil and Holly. Best Ant and Dec. By the way, I hope you didn't vote for us because I'm not going this year."

Richard exclaimed: "Oh what?! It's a good night out," to which Piers replied: "It's not a good night out.

Piers said he's "bored" of Holly and Phil winning awards (Credit: ITV)

"Hell’s waiting room is Holly Willoughby sidling up to you at one of these awards and going, 'I don’t think it’s going to be our year this year, I think the bubble’s going to burst. Good luck.'

"And they already know they've won. That's fine, I'm just bored of it so I'm not going this year. You can all go and do your own thing. Not interested."

Susanna Reid joked: "You throwing your toys out of the pram!"

Piers said: "No, I don't like losing. The thing is, if anything in life becomes too predictable, it becomes boring. Those awards have all become too predictable. It's boring! Who wants to go and watch the same thing?"

Meanwhile, elsewhere on Good Morning Britain today, Piers was chuffed after being cleared by Ofcom for comments he made on the show.

Piers is fed up of Ant and Dec winning gongs too (Credit: Wenn)

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Piers was cleared by the regulator for transgender discrimination after claiming he identifies as a penguin and arguing against the presence of 100 genders.

The star said on today's show: "Very good ruling I have to say. A thousand people complained and they all want me fired. Thank you Ofcom.

"And thank you to all of those who complained. You have, as I suspected, empowered me."

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