Thursday night host Joel Dommett took the stage to host the NTAs for the very first time. During the night, a number of famous faces made appearances to present prizes to the winners. However, during one segment, Sir Trevor McDonald featured a clip that showed some of the biggest moments of the past 12 months. As a clip of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey appeared on screen, boos could be heard from the audience.
As he introduced Sir Trevor on stage, Joel began: “This past year we have witnessed countless memorable TV moments.
“To tell us more, he is a legend who received his first NTA 25 years ago and hosted this ceremony 13 times.
“His voice is like a fine wine or for those who do not drink, a strong squash.
“He’s a true national Trevor. It’s Sir Trevor McDonald.
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“Thank you very much,” Sir Trevor began. “Ladies and gentlemen, television can bring us together like no other medium.
“In the past 20 months, we’ve never needed it so much.
“When we were separated in confinement, the television connected us. He kept us informed.
“It kept us entertained. He provided essential companionship. It provided comfort and camaraderie.
A clip then began playing, showing iconic moments from the past year.
It ranged from I’m A Celebrity, Strictly Come Dancing, and Diversity’s Black Lives Matter dance routine on Britain’s Got Talent.
However, when a clip of Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview aired, according to The Sun, the audience could be heard booing.
Other clips that were shown included clips from The Crown and Bridgerton.
Former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, who was also up for the best presenter award, was also booed by the crowds.
Many viewers took to social media throughout the night to share their thoughts on the boos.
“It’s the boos for me hahahahaone of them joked.
Another wrote: “The hoots for piers morgan omg i felt it.
A third wrote: “The hoots for Piers Morgan and ITV who failed to drown them. “