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Bafta TV Awards 2022: Alan Partridge makes savage dig at Piers Morgan ratings

The TV Baftas wouldn’t be complete without a word from one of the country’s most iconic broadcasters – and Alan Partridge did not disappoint.

The character, played by Steve Coogan, gave us a hilarious monologue in a video for the ceremony, taking aim at Piers Morgan amid his move to TalkTV and plummeting ratings.

Alan apologised for not being at the ceremony, saying he’s currently on a tour, where each night he performs ‘to an audience bigger than Piers Morgan gets on the actual telly.’

‘But the good thing about Piers is it doesn’t bother him,’ he added.

Absolutely brutal.

Piers drew in fewer viewers than both Sky News and BBC News in his TalkTV slot on Wednesday night.

He had a fairly strong start during last Monday’s launch, with a peak of nearly 400,000 viewers, but the follow day that number almost halved.

Piers recently defended his TalkTV ratings (Picture: TalkTV)

However, despite his fall in viewership, he’s reminded social media followers he’s been beating Sky and BBC News at the same time slots.

But both channels managed higher ratings than the former Good Morning Britain host’s show on Wednesday night.

Steve previously revealed that his iconic character Alan was partly based on Piers, alongside Richard Madeley.

Of course, many years have passed since Partridge first arrived on-screen, but when asked by BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty who the character resembles nowadays, Coogan didn’t disappoint.

‘I suppose if you infuse Richard Madeley with Piers Morgan, you might get close to who Partridge is at the moment,’ he said.

He added: ‘I think Alan likes to think of himself as cutting edge and edgy and relevant.’

Bafta TV Awards 2022 winners

Entertainment Award: Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Leading Female Performance : Jodie Comer

Leading Male Performance: Sean Bean

Supporting Actress: Kathy Tyson, Help

Supporting Actor: Matthew MacFadyen

Reality and Constructed Factual: Gogglebox

Female performance in comedy programme: Sophie Willan

Male Comedy Performance: Jamie Demetriou

News Coverage: ITV News at 10, Storming of The Capitol

Specialist Factual: The Missing Children

Daytime: The Chase

Sports programme: The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Single Documentary: My Child My Country

Current Affairs: Fearless: The Women fighting Putin

Single Drama: Together

Short-form programme: Our Land

Live Event: The Earthshot Prize 2021

Features: Big Zuu’s Big Eats

Scripted Comedy: Motherland 

Mini-Series: Time

Factual Series: Uprising

Continuing Drama or Soap: Coronation Street

Entertainment Performance: Big Zuu

Must See moment: Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice’s silent dance

Comedy entertainment programme: The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan

Drama Series: In My Skin

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Credit: Original article published here.

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