Piers is still up for the awards, after leaving GMB (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV)
Piers Morgan has been shortlisted for a prestigious award, months after his explosive exit from Good Morning Britain.
The presenter, who also fronts Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, has been shortlisted for a National Television Award, which is sure to get him gloating. We can see the tweets now. We only hope his on-air nemesis Dan Walker is ready…
The nod comes after the presenter left the ITV flagship show in March following incendiary comments about the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle.
The 56-year-old has continued to host his interview show for the channel, recently sitting down with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and actress Dame Joan Collins.
We expect nothing less than some sassy social media digs levelled at the competition from Piers’ account, like scenes we saw last year when the show was nominated for a Royal Television Society Awards gong.
He’s sure to be celebrating (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV)
Aside from Piers, the upcoming awards ceremony will see all three stars of Line Of Duty vie for the drama performance prize.
Adrian Dunbar (who played Ted Hastings), Martin Compston (Steve Arnott) and Vicky McClure (Kate Fleming) are all in the running, alongside Olly Alexander for the poignant series It’s A Sin and David Tennant for Des, a drama about serial killer Dennis Nilsen.
Des and It’s A Sin – which covered the Aids crisis of the 80s and 90s – are also nominated for the best new drama prize, alongside Netflix period romp Bridgerton and the hit adaptation of the book Normal People.
Michaela Coel’s powerful series I May Destroy You, which recently won two Baftas and did feature on the longlist, was not shortlisted.
Line Of Duty, Call The Midwife, Unforgotten and lavish royal series The Crown have been nominated for the returning drama gong, while the documentary about late Love Island presenter Caroline Flack has been shortlisted for the factual prize.
Caroline Flack: Her Life And Death featured family and friends, including Olly Murs and Dermot O’Leary, speaking about how the presenter was affected by her life in the spotlight.
Flack took her own life at the age of 40, on February 15 2020, while awaiting trial on an assault charge for an alleged attack on her boyfriend, Lewis Burton.
Also nominated in the category is Gogglebox; Gordon, Gino And Fred: American Road Trip; and Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs.
Good Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway is shortlisted in the new category of authored documentary for her poignant look at how the pandemic ravaged her family in Finding Derek.
The category was introduced following a wave of celebrity-led factual programmes.
Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford is also in the running for BBC show Feeding Britain’s Children, about the star’s campaign for free school meals; while Katie Price: Harvey and Me; Rob Burrow: My Year With MND; and Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency are also in the running.
The soaps are also in the running, with Emmerdale, Coronation Street, EastEnders and Hollyoaks are all up for best serial drama, while in the talent show category, first-time nominee The Masked Singer is listed alongside RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Britain’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing.
The National Television Awards, hosted by Joel Dommett, will take place in London on September 9.Credit: Original article published here.