Piers Morgan travels on London tube for the first time in 30 YEARS

Piers Morgan looks uncomfortable as he travels on crowded London tube for the first time in 30 YEARS to get to the National Television Awards

Piers Morgan was a fish out of water as he travelled on the London tube for the first time in 30 years to get to the National Television Awards on Tuesday. 

The TV host, 58, pulled a face while travelling in the crowded carriage to the O2 arena with his TalkTV colleagues.

He captioned the snap posted to his Instagram:  ‘On way to the @officialntas – first time on the tube in 30+ years. Hasn’t got any cooler has it…’.

Millions have voted for their favourite shows and TV moments and presenters in the run up to the big day, which host Joel Dommett will reveal at the award show. 

Trusty soaps, Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks are up for the Serial Drama award. 

Crowded: Piers Morgan was a fish out of water as he travelled on the London tube for the first time in 30 years to get to the National Television Awards on Tuesday

Not so glam: He captioned the snap posted to his Instagram: ‘On way to the @officialntas – first time on the tube in 30+ years. Hasn’t got any cooler has it…’

Meanwhile, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are in the running to bag the Best TV Presenter award for the 22nd year in a row.

The fans favourites duo are the bookies favourite to scoop the award and continue their record-breaking streak for another year.

Bookies have placed Ant and Dec 1/4 to win, with next in line Alison at 5/1, then Bradley Walsh in 6/1, with Martin Lewis and Claudia Winkleman both on odds of 10/1.

While the pair have been making history with their win, they faced backlash from viewers last year after bagging the National Television Award for Best Presenter for the 21st year in a row.

The Geordie duo were both unable to attend last year after contracting Covid, with Stephen Mulhern accepting the gong on their behalf. 

The late Paul O’Grady could be honoured as his ITVX show, Paul’s For The Love Of Dogs is listed in the factual entertainment category after the death of the TV presenter and comedian earlier this year.

It will compete against Clarkson’s Farm, Sort Your Life Out and The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.

Two shows presented by Ant and Dec are in the running for the Bruce Forsyth entertainment award – I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Saturday Night Takeaway.

Rush hour: The TV host pulled a face while travelling in the crowded carriage to the O2 arena with his TalkTV colleagues

Sizzling: Lizzie Cundy, 55, had also taken the tube towards the event and revealed she was forced to change her outfit after the zip on her first dress broke

The duo have announced they will be taking a break from the latter show after its 20th series in 2024.

Also in the running are Gogglebox and The Masked Singer, while Britain’s Got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing, The Great British Bake Off and The Great British Sewing Bee are nominated for best talent show.

In a new category this year, Piers Morgan is nominated for the TV interview prize for Piers Morgan Uncensored on Talk TV, alongside Louis Theroux Interviews…, The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show and The Graham Norton Show.

In the drama performance category, Happy Valley stars James Norton and Sarah Lancashire will face off against each other, competing against Vera’s Brenda Blethyn and Call the Midwife’s Judy Parfitt, as well as India Amarteifio for her role in Bridgerton prequel Queen Charlotte.

The climax of Happy Valley is in the running for the returning drama prize, alongside Stranger Things, Call The Midwife and Vera.

Winners: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are in the running to bag the Best TV Presenter award for the 22nd year in a row (pictured at the 2021 NTAs)

Netflix’s Queen Charlotte is also recognised in the new drama category, alongside Death In Paradise spin-off Beyond Paradise, police drama Blue Lights and viral sensation Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega as Addams Family character Wednesday Addams.

In comedy, Ted Lasso will compete with the spectres from Ghosts, Young Sheldon and Brassic to take home the gong.

Newly announced Strictly Come Dancing contestant Bobby Brazier is nominated in the newcomer category for his role as Freddie Slater in EastEnders, alongside Benjamin Chivers for The Devil’s Hour, Channique Sterling-Brown for Coronation Street and Emmerdale’s Lewis Cope.

Storylines competing for serial drama are Cindy Beale’s epic return from the dead on EastEnders, Emmerdale’s storyline about male mental health and Ryan Connor being attacked with acid on Coronation Street.

Meanwhile, in the wake of the Phillip Schofield scandal, the NTAs will see This Morning’s Holly Willoughby put on a united front with her co-stars Alison Hammond, who is up for a Best Presenter nomination.

Not-so happy family: Toxic allegations have surrounded This Morning recently, suggesting the show won’t bag Best Daytime Show (This Morning cast pictured at the awards in 2020) 

Naughty! Before their partnership came to an end earlier this year, Holly and Phillip left viewers in hysterics in 2016 when they turned up to host This Morning after an NTAs all-nighter

This year, Holly is said to be determined to lead ITV’s This Morning to defend its title of best daytime show – despite Holly being booed at the event last year.

The ITV morning programme has been on its own winning streak in the daytime category for the last number of years. 

It comes after she returned to the programme alongside Alison on Monday following an eight-week summer break, to lackluster reviews.

Earlier this year, the show was thrown into turmoil when her long-running co-host and ‘BFF’ Schofield resigned after admitting to an ‘unwise but not illegal’ affair with a younger male colleague.

The pair faced boos from the crown at last year’s NTAs following the scandal in which they appeared to skip the queue to see the Queen lying in state.

Despite Holly not being nominated for an award this year, it didn’t stop her rallying behind Alison.

She took to Instagram and wrote: ‘Having been lucky enough to have this summer break to focus on the children, it’s now lovely to be back on the sofa and there was certainly joy in abundance with Alison Hammond today! 

‘This wonderful lady has been nominated in the ‘Best Presenter’ category at tomorrow night’s NTA’s and there is still time to vote for her. 

‘So, [if] you’ve ever been filled with joy by The Hammond…and let’s be honest, who hasn’t?!…then you know what to do, click here to vote!’

Race against time! Host Joel Dommett has revealed that NTA bosses have a crisis plan in place in case his heavily pregnant wife Hannah Cooper goes into labour during the ceremony 

She added: ‘This week’s lunar phase is the Third Quarter Moon. It’s known as a good time to release negativity and any old habits that might be hindering you, which sounds very fitting for the new beginnings that come with the arrival of September. 

‘Let’s make every effort to shed anything that’s holding us back and move forwards with light, love and positivity.’ 

Holly and Phillip are known for turning up to the morning show, still dressed in their NTA gowns, straight after a night on the booze – which is certain that there won’t be a repeat this year.

This Morning is up against Loose Women, The Chase and The Repair Shop to win the Day Time award.

Host Joel, who rolled into the NTAs riding on a scooter for his debut hosting in 2021, recently revealed the boozy, backstage secrets prior to the big day.

He confessed: ‘Everyone really goes for it. Everyone on telly is there and I’m the only one working, isn’t that mad? It’s such a weird thing. 

‘I’m like on the stage and can see everyone having a really lovely time and having a drink and so from my perspective, it’s really odd. 

‘I’m the sober one who’s sort of just wandering through and people definitely go for it because we don’t see each other. 

‘It’s the one time of the year where you really get to catch up with everyone. It’s like an office party that just so happens to be live on ITV in front of millions of people.’

But despite not being involved with the ‘office party’, Joel revealed he won’t even be able to let his hair down at the afterparty.

He said that due to his ‘heavily pregnant’ wife Hannah Cooper, who is due to give birth to their first child anytime, he is planning to skip the afterparty. 

The star has also revealed that there is a secret stand-in host who will be waiting in the wings if Joel needs to leave the ceremony and be by his wife’s side.  

National Television Awards 2023: NOMINEES

New Drama

Beyond Paradise

Blue Lights

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story



Reality Competition

Love Island

Race Across the World

SAS: Who Dares Wins

The Traitors


Authored Documentary

Deborah James: Bowelbabe in Her Own Words

Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now 

Matt Willis: Fighting Addiction

Rob Burrow: Living with MND


Returning Drama

Call the Midwife

Happy Valley 

 Stranger Things



TV Presenter

Alison Hammond

Ant & Dec 

 Bradley Walsh

Claudia Winkleman

Martin Lewis



Clarkson’s Farm

Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

Sort Your Life Out

The Martin Lewis Money Show Live


Drama Performance

Brenda Blethyn, DCI Vera Stanhope, Vera 

India Amarteifio, Young Queen Charlotte, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

James Norton, Tommy Lee Royce, Happy Valley

Judy Parfitt, Sister Monica Joan, Call The Midwife

Sarah Lancashire, Catherine Cawood, Happy Valley


The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway


I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

The Masked Singer

Serial Drama

Coronation Street





TV Interview 

Louis Theroux Interviews…

Piers Morgan Uncensored

The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show

The Graham Norton Show


Serial Drama Performance

Charlotte Jordan, Daisy Midgeley, Coronation Street

Danielle Harold, Lola Pearce-Brown, EastEnders

Dominic Brunt, Paddy Kirk, Emmerdale

Maureen Lipman, Evelyn Plummer, Coronation Street


Quiz Game Show

Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel

Richard Osman’s House Of Games

The 1% Club

The Chase Celebrity Special


Rising Star

Benjamin Chivers, Isaac, The Devil’s Hour

Bobby Brazier, Freddie Slater, EastEnders

Channique Sterling-Brown, Dee-Dee Bailey, Coronation Street

Lewis Cope, Nicky Milligan, Emmerdale



Loose Women

The Chase

The Repair Shop

This Morning





Ted Lasso

Young Sheldon


Talent Show

Britain’s Got Talent

Strictly Come Dancing

The Great British Bake Off

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