National Television Awards 2016: Ant and Dec win best TV presenters for 15th consecutive year

The duo are the best hosts the UK has had to offer for the last 15 years...

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The 2016 NTAs - that’s National Television Awards - celebrate the best in the United Kingdom’s TV output, with Downton Abbey winning best drama for the fourth consecutive year and Peter Kay’s Car Show winning best comedy.

However, it was Ant and Dec’s victory that really turned heads, as the duo were crowned the UK’s best-loved hosts for the 15th consecutive year.

Hold up a second. Yes, Ant and Dec - originally of Byker Grove fame and who present show’s such as I’m a Celebrity - are the best presenters the UK has to offer and has had to offer for the last 15 years.

“Fifteen years in a row! It's getting a bit mental now!” joked Ant McPartlin as he accepted the award. His co-presenter adding: “This is amazing. People say to us, does it get boring? If anything, our gratitude has only grown over the years!” Here's the duo talking about the awards after the ceremony.

So, who could have knocked them off the top spot? Ollie Murs and Caroline Flack who presented this year’s X Factor? Dermot O’Leary? Fearne Cotton? 

It’s quite scary that our TV sets remain so dominated by Ant and Dec. But will the people ever stop adoring the duo? Who knows, but lets hope they do soon. You can read the full list of winners, here.