David Walliams has a message for Simon Cowell after National TV Award win

David Walliams beat Simon Cowell to the Best Judge Award at tonight’s National Television Awards.


Dermot O’Leary return to present the NTAs 2018 tonight, live from the O2 Arena with the ceremony airing on ITV.

David Walliams beat Simon Cowell, Paul Hollywood and after a fight over who’s the best TV judge.

Voted for by the public, David took to the stage to accept the award – and slate Simon.

“All he does is judge, he can’t sing, he can’t dance, he can’t tell jokes,” David said.

He continued: “He just sits there saying no to people. We can all do that.

“And Simon if you’re watching at home, you’re probably not up because it’s only 8PM, but I have a message for you…”

David then blew a raspberry to the camera before walking off stage.

Elsewhere in the awards tonight, Love Island and Bake Off find themselves competing for Best Challenge Show – but were beaten by I’m A Celebrity.

All the winners were chosen by viewers via phone and online votes.

The various categories saw he likes of The X Factor, Strictly, The Voice and Britain’s Got Talent battle it out to be named Best Talent Show.


In the award for best TV Presenter, Ant and Dec will be defending their title for a SEVENTEENTH year. Hoping to FINALLY end their reign are Bradley Walsh, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

Call The Midwife, Casualty, Doctor Foster, Game Of Thrones and Liar all get nods for Best Drama, and as usual the soaps Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks will be going head to head.

Plus, the late Sir Bruce Forsyth was honoured by the National Television Awards this year, as the Entertainment Award became the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award.

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway won the gong, with the Geordie duo dedicating it to Sir Brucie.


> All the National Television Awards winners 2018

The National Television Awards airs on ITV.