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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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7,405 2,056
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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2
4,714 2,446
Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Al Sharpton age 62 - PoliticsNation

3
3,700 2,292
Piers Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Piers Morgan age 52 - Piers Morgan Live

4
4,526 2,523
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Donald Trump age 70 - Celebrity Apprentice

5
3,474 2,049
Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Phil McGraw age 66 - Dr. Phil

6
3,980 2,378
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

7
3,362 2,194
Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Glenn Beck age 53 - Glenn Beck

8
2,853 1,734
Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
sangredeargento added Rosie O'Donnell age 55 - The View, The Rosie Show

9
3,291 2,105
Geraldo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Geraldo Rivera age 72 - Geraldo at Large

10
3,325 2,655
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Oprah Winfrey age 63 - Oprah Presents: Master Class

11
2,951 2,081
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

12
2,903 2,066
Sean Hannity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Sean Hannity age 55 - Hannity

13
2,483 1,662
Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Joan Rivers Died at 81 (1933-2014) - Fashion Police

14
2,452 1,651
Wendy Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Wendy Williams age 52 - The Wendy Williams Show

15
2,651 1,892
Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Chris Matthews age 71 - Hardball with Chris Matthews

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16
2,528 1,911
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

17
2,494 1,983
Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Randolph Strauss added Keith Olbermann age 58 - Countdown with Keith Olbermann

18
2,739 1,919
Kathie Lee Gifford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Lon Harris added Kathie Lee Gifford age 63 - The Today Show

19
2,764 2,376
Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Bill Maher age 61 - Real Time with Bill Maher

20
1,377 893
Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
deichenburger added Sarah Palin age 53 - Sarah Palin's Alaska

21
2,515 2,030
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Elisabeth Hasselbeck age 39 - Fox and Friends, The View

22
2,096 1,795
Matt Lauer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Matt Lauer age 59 - The Today Show

23
2,153 1,924
Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Rachel Maddow age 44 - The Rachel Maddow Show

24
2,308 2,032
Jerry Springer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Jerry Springer age 73 - Baggage, The Jerry Springer Show

25
1,995 1,607
Ryan Seacrest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Ryan Seacrest age 42 - American Idol

26
2,100 1,676
Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
JonAndrewMeyerSr added Simon Cowell age 57 - The X-Factor, American Idol

27
2,219 1,925
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Whoopi Goldberg age 61 - The View

28
1,760 1,740
Sharon Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Sharon Osbourne age 64 - The Talk

29
1,413 1,385
Nick Cannon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Nick Cannon age 36 - America's Got Talent

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917 877
Judith Sheindlin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
wiabux added Judith Sheindlin age 74 - Judge Judy

31
1,335 1,222
Tucker Carlson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
WarrenMitchell added Tucker Carlson age 47 - Fox and Friends

32
1,576 1,602
Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Chelsea Handler age 42 - Chelsea Lately

33
1,216 1,100
Jane Velez-Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
gamedemon24 added Jane Velez-Mitchell age 59 - Inside Edition

34
1,267 1,213
Steve Doocy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
M12312 added Steve Doocy age 60 - Fox and Friends

35
1,691 2,014
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

36
1,004 896
Ed Schultz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Ed Schultz age 61 - The Ed Show

37
1,292 1,287
Carson Daly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Carson Daly age 43 - Last Call with Carson Daly, The Voice, The Today Show

38
1,298 1,457
Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Rachael Ray age 48 - The Rachael Ray Show, Rachael vs Guy: Kids Cook Off

39
1,736 1,619
Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Katie Couric age 60 - Katie, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News

40
1,351 1,402
Kelly Ripa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Kelly Ripa age 46 - Live! With Kelly and Michael

41
834 827
Wolf Blitzer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Wolf Blitzer age 67 - The Situation Room, CNN Newsroom

42
1,168 1,256
Julie Chen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Julie Chen age 47 - The Talk, Big Brother

43
239 157
Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Rush Limbaugh age 66

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1,051 930
Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
JonAndrewMeyerSr added Barbara Walters age 87 - The View, 20/20

45
718 624
Joe Scarborough is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Joe Scarborough age 54 - Morning Joe

46
911 826
Jeremy Kyle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Coolza added Jeremy Kyle age 51 - The Jeremy Kyle Show

47
858 992
Larry King is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Larry King age 82 - Larry King Now, Larry King Live

48
553 461
Bethenny Frankel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
thisishowwedo__ added Bethenny Frankel age 46 - Bethenny

49
908 967
Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Steve Harvey age 60 - Steve Harvey, Family Feud

50
644 797
Alex Wagner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Alex Wagner age 38 - Now with Alex Wagner