David Walliams will host the 2020 National Television Awards in January, it’s been announced.
The National Television Awards will take place on Tuesday 28th January 2020 and David Walliams has been confirmed as the host of the 25th anniversary NTAs.
A multiple NTA winner himself, David will take centre-stage as host of the UK’s leading awards show.
Commenting on his new role, David Walliams said: “I am thrilled to be the new host of the NTAs, and will ensure I will also win them all”.
NTA’s creator and Executive Producer, Kim Turberville, added: “The National Television Awards are coming soon and we have two more exciting reasons to celebrate in January 2020 – it will be the NTA’s 25th anniversary AND our host is the brilliant David Walliams.
“David is a man of so many talents – a comedian, actor, best-selling author, TV Judge and charity fundraising hero… and we look forward to him now being the NTA’s Celebrator-in-Chief in this very special year.”
The NTAs is Television’s biggest night of the year, celebrating the nation’s best-loved TV shows and stars and the huge nationwide vote opens later this month.
David takes over from Dermot O’Leary who stepped down as host earlier this year after a decade fronting the ceremony.
“After 10 years of proudly hosting the National Television Awards, I have decided it’s time to step down as host,” he said in a statement in February. “It’s been a tough decision because we have had a ball over the last decade, but 10 years feels about right.
“I would like to thank Indigo and my ITV family for a brilliant ten years and look forward to proudly passing on the baton in 2020… and a holiday in January!”
A spokesperson for ITV said: “ITV and Indigo Television thank Dermot for a decade at the helm of the National Television Awards, he’s a brilliant presenter and one of the best live event hosts in the business.
“As a highly valued member of the ITV family we respect his decision and we look forward to continuing working with him.”
The National Television Awards will take place on Tuesday 28th January 2020 and will air live on ITV.
You can book tickets to be in the audience with the stars here.