He spoke about his ‘very tricky and emotional’ year following his split with his wife Lisa Armstrong at the National Television Awards on Tuesday.
But fans watching at home took to Twitter to speculate on Ant McPartlin’s friendship with Scarlett Moffatt, 27, as the pair sat together with Declan Donnelly during the swanky ceremony.
While he celebrated his three gong win, viewers couldn’t help but predict a blossoming romance between the 42-year-old TV presenter and the Gogglebox star.
Love predictions: Fans took to Twitter to reveal they want Ant McPartlin, 42, to strike up a romance with Scarlett Moffatt, 27, as the pair sat together with Declan Donnelly (middle) during the National Television Awards on Tuesday
On the night, Ant McPartlin scooped the Best Challenge Show gong for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and shared the Best Presenter award with co-host Declan Donnelly.
The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award went to the duo for their work on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, which Scarlett Moffatt works on regularly, so the Gogglebox beauty went up to the stage with the duo to collect the award.
Sharing their hopes that Ant and Scarlett could become more than friends on social media, fans wrote during the NTAs that the two would be a ‘cute couple’.
One penned: ‘Don’t know why but I’m getting #scarlettmoffatt #antmcpartlin vibes @ScarlettMoffatt @antanddec both lovely people so why not…! Just saying is all…!’
While another added: ‘Here’s a suggestion. Ant Mcpartlin and Scarlett Moffat should get together. What a beautiful couple.’ Another fan wrote: ‘Ant and Scarlett McPartlin. Let’s not rule it out. #NTAs’
Love on the cards? NTA viewers couldn’t help but predict a blossoming romance between the 42-year-old TV presenter and the Gogglebox star on Tuesday
Close friends: Fans shared their hopes for the pair on social media after watching them celebrate their NTAs win, as one viewer wrote: ‘what a beautiful couple’
Hopes for love: Fans linked the Saturday Night Takeaway presenter with the former jungle queen after they sat together at the NTAs
Stunner: Scarlett put on a very busty display in a plunging red dress for the glamorous ceremony
The embattled TV presenter has been through a difficult 12 months after being rehabilitated for drug addiction following a painful knee injury and later splitting from his wife Lisa Armstrong which he announced earlier this month.
He spoke to The Sun at the NTAs after growing emotional on-stage when he and his best friend Ant dominated the annual awards ceremony, after sweeping the board with three gongs, including Best Presenter for the 17th year running.
Speaking to the publication, Ant, who has remained relatively silent on his woes, confessed to his struggles just days after his divorce announcement.
Earlier in the evening, on receiving the award, Ant broke down in tears as he made his way to the stage and insisted that the prize had ‘meant a lot’ following a ‘tough year’.
On-stage he said: ‘I’m emotional, very emotional. Because of the last 12 months what I’ve been through, winning this award is particularly emotional for me.’
Over: Ant and Lisa announced their plans to divorce after 11 years of marriage on January 13, with Ant’s spokesman confirming the news to MailOnline
Great achievement: Earlier in the evening, on receiving the award, Ant broke down in tears as he made his way to the stage and insisted that the prize had ‘meant a lot’ following a ‘tough year’