They took place at London’s O2 Arena last night (January 28) and, while Piers didn’t attend, he certainly made his presence felt on Twitter.
Tweeting throughout the show, Piers slammed David’s hosting skills on numerous occasions.
He also launched a campaign to bring back the show’s former host Dermot O’Leary.
He stepped down from presenting the show last year, after 10 years at the helm.
Dermot said at the time: “After 10 years of proudly hosting the National Television Awards, I have decided it’s time to step down as host.”
He added: “It’s been a tough decision because we have had a ball over the last decade, but 10 years feels about right.”
Okay half hour in…. bring back Dermot! Whoever decided Walliams should host needs their head testing.
Dermot added that he was looking forward to “proudly passing on the baton in 2020”.
However, Piers would like him to take said baton back and has started a Twitter campaign saying as much.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 28, 2020
The Twitterverse seemed to agree with Piers, with many saying they’d like Dermot to return.
Yes I’m missing Dermot too #NTAAwards
— Helen Mackie (@HelenMackie27) January 28, 2020
Agreed! I miss him walking on and spinning round on one leg!! 👍
— Samantha Walker (@Samanth22356123) January 28, 2020
— Lewis Shaw (@LewisShawDesign) January 28, 2020
Ok half hour in…. bring back dermot! Whoever decided walliams should host needs their head testing… so sterile!and…Not funny!
— Jilly-anne skinner (@SofaSpectator) January 28, 2020
— sean browne (@whitefrank95) January 28, 2020
Others said they wanted the GMB anchor to front next year’s show.
Forget dermot you should be hosting the awards the reaction and honesty would be so entertaining #NTAs2020
— Peter Foley (@Peterafoley) January 28, 2020
Piers also said that he would like The Chase star Bradley Walsh to host the ceremony next year, calling him “100 times funnier” than David Walliams.
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