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The Most Annoying TV Hosts 

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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
Age 59 from Macon
Nancy Grace
2
Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 64 from Brownsville
PoliticsNation
3
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 72 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Celebrity Apprentice
4
Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 69 from New York City
The O'Reilly Factor
5
Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
sangredeargento added Age 56 from USA
The View, The Rosie Show
6
Piers Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 53 from Guildford
Piers Morgan Live
7
Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 68 from USA
Dr. Phil
8
Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 55 from Everett
Glenn Beck
9
Geraldo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 75 from New York City
Geraldo at Large
10
Wendy Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 54 from USA
The Wendy Williams Show
11
Joy Behar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 76 from Williamsburg
The View, The Joy Behar Show
12
Sean Hannity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 57 from New York City
Hannity
13
Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
deichenburger added Age 55 from Sandpoint
Sarah Palin's Alaska
14
Kathie Lee Gifford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Lon Harris added Age 65 from Paris
The Today Show
15
Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 73 from Somerton
Hardball with Chris Matthews
16
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 65 from Kosciusko
Oprah Presents: Master Class
17
Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Dec. at 81 (1933-2014) from New York City
Fashion Police
18
Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 45 from Inglewood
America's Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show
19
Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 63 from New York City
Real Time with Bill Maher
20
Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Randolph Strauss added Age 60 from New York City
Countdown with Keith Olbermann
21
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 41 from Cranston
Fox and Friends, The View
22
Matt Lauer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 61 from New York City
The Today Show
23
Jerry Springer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 75 from Highgate
Baggage, The Jerry Springer Show
24
Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Age 45 from Castro Valley
The Rachel Maddow Show
25
Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
JonAndrewMeyerSr added Age 59 from Lambeth
The X-Factor, American Idol