Piers Morgan slates Ant and Dec for vacuous D-list celeb Im a Celeb job

Piers Morgan went in on fellow presenters Ant and Dec during the TRIC Awards on Wednesday.

The former GMB star spoke about his award rivals Ant and Dec before going up and collecting his award for Best News Presenter.

Last week, Piers was pipped to the post by Ant and Dec for another year as the Geordie duo scooped Best Presenter at the National Television Awards.

Talking exclusively to the Daily Star on the TRIC Awards red carpet, Piers said: "It’s so boring isn’t it, 20 consecutive years, those two clowns get TV presenter of the year award and there’s two of them – how does that work?

"Jammy duo of the year… give it to those two."

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Piers went on the big himself up and to argue why he should have got the award instead of them two.

He continued: "I spent the year holding government ministers to account over a global pandemic those two spend about three weeks holding vacuous D-list celebrities to account over eating kangaroo testicles in a Welsh castle.

"To me, that’s not much comparison but apparently at the NTAs, it’s automatic that they should win."

Piers also went on to boast that Meghan Markle has been "great for his career".

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The 56-year-old broadcaster's victory comes in the wake of his departure from Good Morning Britain in March.

The Life Stories host quit the ITV breakfast programme after refusing to apologise or take back statements in which he expressed disbelief over the Duchess of Sussex's claims she was not helped by palace aides after informing them she was feeling suicidal during her pregnancy with her and Prince Harry's son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Piers' controversial comments sparked a record 58,000 complaints to Ofcom.

However, in a ruling earlier this month, the TV regulator cleared ITV of any wrongdoing in broadcasting the comments in context with the views expressed by other presenters.

Speaking to Daily Star at the Tric Awards ceremony in London, Piers boasted about his victory.

He also offered his "thanks" to Meghan, who he credited with helping his career.

Asked what Meghan would think of his win, Piers said: "Who cares… she's been great for my career to be honest with you so I just want to thank her.

"We haven't heard much out of her since the Ofcom win.

"It was a victory for free speech and whether people like me or don't like me we are all entitled to an opinion."

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