Ant and Dec are SNUBBED from the RTS Awards nominations for the first time in NINE years

Mail Online | 3/6/2019 | Andrew Bullock For Mailonline
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Ant and Dec have been left off the Royal Television Society Programme Awards nominations for the first time in nine years.

The presenting duo - Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, both 43 - have been a firm fixture on the awards list for just shy of a decade, with the 2019 noms cutting them off before the 10-year mark.

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It's presumed that this is due to events from the last two years, which have seen Ant sporadically take time away from his presenting duties to battle a painkiller addiction, drink driving charges and a messy divorce.

The most recent break saw their show Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway go on hiatus for 2019, and Ant sitting out of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 2018, with Holly Willoughby replacing him.

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Despite their long-standing placement on the nominations list, Ant and Dec have only won three RTS Awards - in stark contrast to their 35 National Television Awards, the latest of which they won despite their temporary 'split'.

While Dec's personal life has seen him marry partner Ali Astall in 2015 and welcome their first child, Isla, last year, Ant's has involved the end of his marriage to Lisa Armstrong after 11 years.

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Ant has since got together with his PA - Anne-Marie Corbett - and has credited her for 'saving his life' after he went to rehab for his addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol in 2017.

Ant then pleaded guilty to drink-driving in April last year after being involved in a three-car collision.

Dramas - Save - Me - Killing - Eve

Meanwhile dramas Save Me and Killing Eve have topped the nominations list, while other noticeable absences include Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor and runaway hit BBC thriller Bodyguard. The latter scooped a Golden Globe this year.

Sky Atlantic's Save Me is up for the Drama Series prize, and Lennie James...
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