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DAVID Walliams will not return as host of next year's NTAs after being stung by criticism of his performance. The Britain's Got Talent star's turn at the celeb-filled event was panned by rival Piers Morgan while viewers called it "boring". 2 David Walliams will not return as host of next year's NTAs after being stung by criticism of his performance Credit: Rex Features A source told the Mail On Sunday: "David is a very sensitive soul and was all too aware of the negative feedback. The Sun Online has contacted a representative for David for comment. Piers, who boycotted the ceremony in protest over GMB never winning an award, called the host annoying as he watched from home.
2 The Britain's Got Talent star's turn at the celeb-filled event was panned by rival Piers Morgan He urged Ricky Gervais, who was in the crowd following his critically acclaimed hosting job at the Golden Globes, to storm the stage. And Piers was particularly irked when David ditched his trousers and perched on Ant and Dec's lap before receiving the Best TV Judge prize. Viewers had mixed opinions on the performance, with some claiming the jokes felt dated and uninspired. Nicholas Parsons' death has cast a shadow over the NTAs Credit: BBC A shadow had been cast over this year's event before it had even begun, following the death of telly legend Nicholas Parsons. David, Rob Brydon and Brendan O'Carroll were among those who remembered the Sale of the Century host at the awards.
My spy adds: 'David is a very sensitive soul and was all too aware of the negative feedback. David Walliams, pictured, was host at last month's National Television Awards, but the comedian is unlikely to return after he was criticised over his 'boring' performance Friends have said the funnyman, pictured, is very sensitive when it comes to adverse comment If only the Queen had utilised the power of Prince Harry's favourite cousin Zara Phillips during the Megxit negotiations. Following news that savvy Zara played a crucial role in mediating between her brother Peter and his estranged wife Autumn, aides have noted that she would make the perfect go-between for the Royal Family and the increasingly distant Sussexes. Says my Royal insider: 'Zara prevented Autumn from moving back to Canada to be closer to her family. Zara Tindell, left, pictured with Autumn Philips, right, managed to convince her sister-in-law to remain in Britain rather than heading back to her native Canada after splitting with Zara's brother Peter Elle is known as The Body but by my maths the supermodel has had £10,000 worth of treatments on her face and neck in the past 12 months and has been sharing snaps of her visits to world's best dermatologists on Instagram, including this one.
Britain's Got Talent judge David's first time hosting the show received mixed reviews, with some viewers blasting his performance as "boring." (Image: John Phillips/Getty Images) It is believed he won't be returning to host next year's ceremony, with a source claiming the funnyman was "devastating by the mauling he received. "David is a very sensitive soul and was all too aware of the negative feedback. He doesn't want to put himself through that again," the insider continued to tell Mail on Sunday. The Little Britain star opened up to OK! magazine about his anxieties over hosting the awards ceremony ahead of his debut. He said: "You've just got to do the best you can do and I want to make people laugh. "I'm sure people are going to have strong opinions on me hosting and not be afraid to air them. Discussing how The X Factor host had helped prepare him for the gig, he continued: "I've spent time watching him and how he does it. Piers Morgan was amongst one of the famous faces to slam David's hosting skills after he made a joke about Caroline Flack on the show, weeks before her untimely death. After the Hedgehog character from The Masked Singer appeared on stage at the bash, David insinuated that Caroline was inside the costume. He told the crowd: "It's nice to see Caroline Flack back on TV!" Good Morning Britain presenter Piers hit out at him over the remark, taking to Twitter during the show. He wrote to his seven million followers: "Walliams' nasty little dig at Caroline Flack went down like a lead balloon. A bit like his entire hosting performance tonight." David Walliams will reportedly not be back to host the National Television Awards in 2021. A multiple NTA winner himself, David took centre-stage as host of the UK TV awards show last month as it celebrated its 25th anniversary. However it appears as though David's time at the helm isn't to be a permanent one. The Mail On Sunday newspaper reports that David is not planning to return next year. The tabloid claims that David intends to step down after criticism of his hosting during January's show. A source alleged: "David is a very sensitive soul and was all too aware of the negative feedback. As yet there has been no official comment on who will host next year's ceremony. The 2021 National Television Awards will once again take place at London's O2 Arena, with the date set for January 26. Other winners on the night included Katie McGlynn (Serial Drama Performance), This Morning (Live Magazine Show), Emmerdale (Serial Drama) and Strictly Come Dancing (Talent Show) while Ant and Dec won their yearly TV presenter gong, picking up the award for the nineteenth year in a row. The video will start in 8 Cancel Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from Daily Star - Showbiz Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email David Walliams has reportedly given up his role as host for the National Television Awards. The Britain's Got Talent judge came under fire for his performance and was reportedly upset by the "negative feedback". A source told the Mail on Sunday that he "doesn't want to put himself through that again". They continued: "David is a very sensitive soul and was all too aware of the negative feedback." One viewer fumed on Twitter: "Completely agree with everything you say @piersmorgan – NTAs are one of the most boring, pointless pieces of TV I've seen in a while. "Also can't stand Hugh Grant or David Walliams. Walliams is becoming boring. In the performance last month, he ditched his trousers during one part. A joke he made about ex-Love Island presenter Caroline Flack was also met with boos. Walliams had said of Flack: "It's nice to see Caroline Flack back on TV" after ITV's The Masked Singer appeared on stage in a costume. Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan was also among critics of the display. On Twitter he urged comedian and former star of The Office Ricky Gervais to step up and take his place.