Ant McPartlin’s arm tattoo left fans baffled as he accepted the Best Presenter gong during Tuesday night’s National Television Awards.
Ant, 41, has a tattoo of an arrow on his forearm but many viewers thought it looked like a “scar”.
One person wrote on Twitter: “What was that massive scar on Ant’s arm?”
Another said: “That’s a nasty-looking scar on Ants right forearm, wonder how he got that?” while a third tweeted: “What’s with the massive scar on Ant’s arm #justasking #ntas.”
#NTAs what was that massive scar on ants arm
— rob rockell (@RobRockell) 22 January 2019
#NTAs that’s a nasty looking scar on Ants right forearm, wonder how he got that?
— Steve Hodgson (@SteveHodgson1) 22 January 2019
— Laura Portlock (@lauralou198833) 22 January 2019
Others realised it was a tattoo.
#NTAs When did Ant get the arrow tattoo?
— Kyle Rickards (@KyleRickards) 22 January 2019
He’s got a arrow tattoo #NTAs
— Sammie 💫 (@Sammie__xx) 22 January 2019
Ant recently opened up about his tattoos, telling The Sun that the arrow up his arm has a “personal meaning but it’s very positive”.
He also has a tattoo on his wrist, which is similar to the Alcoholics Anonymous symbol.
Ant added: “The tattoo is based on the symbol but is not exactly the same.
“It’s more about beliefs and principles and where your mind is at in terms of love and being of good service to other humans, moving forward positively. It’s about how I am and how I will live my life in a good way.”
The presenter was left overwhelmed on Tuesday night when he and Dec were awarded the Best Presenter award at the NTAs even though Ant took an extended break from work commitments last year to focus on his recovery.
Ant stepped away from his TV commitments following a stint in rehab and his drink-drive conviction in March.
Last night, The Britain’s Got Talent hosts were not at London’s The O2 to hear they had picked up the accolade.
Shocked to find out they won the award, Ant said: “Oh wow. Wow. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, very much. This is a genuine shock, especially this year, I’m shaking here. I want to say thank you to everybody.
Thank you doesn’t seem to cover it this year. We are humbled and honoured. 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 pic.twitter.com/rCzle3FmuM
— antanddec (@antanddec) 22 January 2019
“I don’t feel I can accept this award this year, the one reason we got it because of this guy, his hard work, dedication, wit, funniness and being the best mate there is, I love you, well done.”
Dec added: “Thank you, thank you to everyone who sent kind and thoughtful messages while I was flying the flag for the two of us, I’ve got him back now.”
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