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The most annoying TV hosts include reality TV presenters, game show hosts and both morning and late-night talk show hosts. Each person on this list is considered, at least by some, to be abrasive and/or generally irritating. Not everyone's going to agree, of course, and that's why this is a VoteRanked list: You vote for the TV hosts that you find the most annoying, and vote down those you actually like. Also, if a particular host that annoys you isn't listed, feel free to add them.

No list of annoying television hosts would be complete without the reality television presenters such as Ryan Seacrest, Survivor host Jeff Probst and Chris Harrison, host of ABC's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

And then there's the talk show hosts! Larry King could certainly be annoying, but what about his CNN prime-time replacement, Piers Morgan. And what about the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Nancy Grace, Bill O'Reilly, Matt Lauer and yes, even Katie Couric. Does she deserve a gold star for being annoying on the most different networks!

And from the late night talk show arena? Do hosts likeChelsea Handler, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, and -- gasp -- Conan O'Brien deserve to rank high on the list? Everyone's entitled to an opinion. Now have yours! 
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Nancy Grace is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Nancy Grace age 57 - Nancy Grace

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Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Al Sharpton age 62 - PoliticsNation

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Piers Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Piers Morgan age 52 - Piers Morgan Live

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Donald Trump age 70 - Celebrity Apprentice

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Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Phil McGraw age 66 - Dr. Phil

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Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Bill O'Reilly age 67 - The O'Reilly Factor

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Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Glenn Beck age 53 - Glenn Beck

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Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Rosie O'Donnell age 55 - The View, The Rosie Show

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Geraldo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Geraldo Rivera age 73 - Geraldo at Large

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Oprah Winfrey age 63 - Oprah Presents: Master Class

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Joy Behar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Joy Behar age 74 - The View, The Joy Behar Show

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Sean Hannity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Sean Hannity age 55 - Hannity

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Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Joan Rivers Died at 81 (1933-2014) - Fashion Police

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Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Chris Matthews age 71 - Hardball with Chris Matthews

15
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Wendy Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Wendy Williams age 52 - The Wendy Williams Show

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Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Tyra Banks age 43 - America's Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show

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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Keith Olbermann age 58 - Countdown with Keith Olbermann

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Kathie Lee Gifford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Kathie Lee Gifford age 63 - The Today Show

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Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Bill Maher age 61 - Real Time with Bill Maher

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Elisabeth Hasselbeck age 39 - Fox and Friends, The View

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Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Sarah Palin age 53 - Sarah Palin's Alaska

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Matt Lauer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Matt Lauer age 59 - The Today Show

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Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Rachel Maddow age 44 - The Rachel Maddow Show

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Jerry Springer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Jerry Springer age 73 - Baggage, The Jerry Springer Show

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Ryan Seacrest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Ryan Seacrest age 42 - American Idol

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Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Simon Cowell age 57 - The X-Factor, American Idol

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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Whoopi Goldberg age 61 - The View

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Sharon Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Sharon Osbourne age 64 - The Talk

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Judith Sheindlin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Judith Sheindlin age 74 - Judge Judy

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Nick Cannon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Nick Cannon age 36 - America's Got Talent

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Tucker Carlson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Tucker Carlson age 47 - Fox and Friends

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Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Chelsea Handler age 42 - Chelsea Lately

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Jane Velez-Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Jane Velez-Mitchell age 60 - Inside Edition

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Steve Doocy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Steve Doocy age 60 - Fox and Friends

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Jay Leno is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Jay Leno age 66 - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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Ed Schultz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Ed Schultz age 63 - The Ed Show

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Carson Daly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Carson Daly age 42 - Last Call with Carson Daly, The Voice, The Today Show

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Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Katie Couric age 60 - Katie, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News

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Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Rachael Ray age 48 - The Rachael Ray Show, Rachael vs Guy: Kids Cook Off

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Kelly Ripa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Kelly Ripa age 46 - Live! With Kelly and Michael

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Wolf Blitzer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Wolf Blitzer age 69 - The Situation Room, CNN Newsroom

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Julie Chen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Julie Chen age 47 - The Talk, Big Brother

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Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Barbara Walters age 87 - The View, 20/20

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Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Rush Limbaugh age 66

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Bethenny Frankel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Bethenny Frankel age 46 - Bethenny

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Jeremy Kyle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Jeremy Kyle age 51 - The Jeremy Kyle Show

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Joe Scarborough is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Joe Scarborough age 54 - Morning Joe

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Larry King is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Larry King age 83 - Larry King Now, Larry King Live

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Alex Wagner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Alex Wagner age 39 - Now with Alex Wagner

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Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Steve Harvey age 60 - Steve Harvey, Family Feud