Piers Morgan met with chorus of boos at NTAs

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Piers Morgan divided the crowd at the National Television Awards on Monday night as he was hissed and booed by the audience at London’s O2. 

The 58-year-old TalkTV presenter was welcomed to the arena by the award show’s host Joel Dommett on the glamorous night but the reaction wasn’t quite what he expected. 

As the camera panned to the infamous host, the crowd erupted into a mixture of unsavoury noises, a chorus that Piers looked less than impressed about.

He was at the ceremony in the hopes of picking up a gong for the best TV interview for his work on his show Piers Morgan Uncensored.

Not letting his little jibes go as the show progressed, the evening’s main presenter Joel didn’t miss his chance to make another dig at the broadcaster.

As he announced the category coming up after the break, the night’s leader pointed the crowd’s attention towards the nominee.

He said: ‘Piers, you’re in that one, don’t walk out’, as he let the adverts roll to which the presenter offered an unimpressed expression back.

Ahead of taking his seat in the O2, Piers said that people would ‘rather shoot themselves’ than give him an award at the ceremony while walking the red carpet.

He told the PA news agency: ‘They’d all rather shoot themselves then give me an award but, but if it’s just on interviews, hard to say that anyone else has had bigger ones that we’ve had in the last year.’

Speaking about how he might fair in his category, he added: ‘I don’t have any competition.’

Despite his confident words, the star missed out on the chance to take home a gong and watched on as Graham Norton won the award.

Piers flummoxed fans earlier on in the evening when he shared a snap of himself travelling to the venue on a packed out tube.


Posting a picture on his Instagram, the star was dressed in a charcoal grey suit and black tie.

He held a bottle of water in one hand and gripped the handrail with the other as he grimaced at the heat and number of people in the carriage.

Piers shared the snap with a caption that read: ‘On way to the @officialntas – first time on the tube in 30+ years. Hasn’t got any cooler has it….’

His son Spencer poked fun at his dad underneath the picture and penned: ‘Like seeing a polar bear in the desert.’

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