Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly took home the award for entertainment at Sunday night’s Baftas, and they couldn’t help but offer a hint to former ITV star Piers Morgan.
The Geordie duo are the best-known presenters in the country and won another Bafta award for Saturday Night Takeaway.
The pair kept the nation entertained during the global pandemic and didn’t even let Covid stop them from coming together over the weekend.
Tonight, they won the award for Best Entertainment Program for their 17th tough series.
This was filmed during lockdown, sometimes even from their own homes.
During the winners’ press conference, they admitted they were “doing something right” if controversial TV star Piers “hated” the fact that they won every award.
Asked about the possibility of being ‘hated’ by the former Good Morning Britain presenter, Ant told Metro.co.uk and other outlets: ‘That’s great, I don’t care.’
As Dec opined, they were ‘doing something right’ if they didn’t impress Piers with their accomplishments.
They also addressed how much the gong meant to them, after recalling how difficult it was to pull off the series, considering the state the world was in at the time.
Ant added: “This means a lot tonight, because this [award] It was for the 17th series of Saturday Night Takeaway, so to be nominated 17 years later and win awards, 17 years after you started the show in the first place, means a lot.
“We are delighted to be able to do this job and continue to get away with it after all these years. It means more now than ever before.
It came after the couple admitted in their speech that they were “convinced” they would not receive any awards this year.
Upon his victory, Ant told the viewers, “So exciting, we were convinced we weren’t going to make it this year, so we just came for a little party.”
Of course, Stephen Mulhern couldn’t resist a cheeky interruption. During his speech, with Ant joking, ‘We’ll get to you, you dirty lobster.’
Dec shared with fans, “It’s a really wonderful icing on the cake, for season 17 we did this without an audience…
‘On the ad break we were going to, is this good? Is anyone watching?
And it doesn’t look like they’re going to be moving away from the beloved weekend show anytime soon.
“We love doing it,” he added. ‘We still love to do it, we just completed [series 18]. It’s thanks to this production team and everyone at ITV.’
The Bafta TV Awards can be streamed in full on BBC iPlayer.
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