EXCLUSIVE Ashley Banjo was forced to beef up his home security and admitted he was heartbroken he needed to do that for his scared wife and two young children. Eyes wet, swallowing back emotion, Ashley Banjo stood on stage at the BAFTAs on Sunday night, pointed to his trophy and told tens of thousands who engulfed him in a “torrent” of racial abuse last year to take a good look.
Has an awards show finally got it right? Rather than the usual diversity upset or simply awarding industry darlings, last night’s Baftas ended up being a celebration of the most exciting young British stars, each of them having told an important story that touched millions of us.
Fun, not mere tastefulness, is the chief goal of red carpet dressing for the 50-something set A stylish triumph at the BAFTAs red carpet Not so long ago, awards-show red carpets had become extended PR exercises with little in the way of spontaneity or fun. But a small group of attendees at Sunday night’s TV Baftas swished and twirled their way to their seats in high-fashion looks that were more thrilling than anything we’ve seen for ages.
Piers Morgan has slammed this year's BAFTA Television Awards as "unwatchable". The journalist and television presenter has never been shy of giving his honest opinion on things and it was no different as he gave his verdict on the annual award show, which took place on Sunday night.
Last year was a good year for complicated female characters in British TV, especially characters confronting sexuality in ways which were liberating, yes, but also messy, traumatic and emotionally conflicting. Last night the Baftas recognised these stories with awards for shows such as I May Destroy You, Sex Education and Normal People and nominations for others like Adult Material and I Hate Suzie.
The couple stole the show for a variety of reasons at the star studded ceremony last night It may have been a night to forget for Bradley Walsh on the prize front at the Bafta TV awards but his wife Donna Derby attracted plenty of attention. The Chase star, 61, was joined at the ceremony on Sunday (June 6) by long time partner Donna who took to the red carpet with ease.
Paul Mescal gave one of the sweetest speeches of the night at Sunday evening’s TV Baftas after he collected the Leading Actor gong. The 25-year-old actor, who played Connell Waldron in Normal People, dedicated his award to co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones, who plays his love interest Marianne in the BBC drama series.
The moment split viewers with some bursting with laughter as Romesh told Bradley to "shut up", but it annoyed others. Actor and presenter Bradley Walsh left BAFTA viewers with a divided reaction after he lost out on his first award. The Chase host, 61, from Watford, Hertfordshire ripped his mask off and shouted at the stage after he failed to secure the award for the Best Entertainment Performance.
Everyone’s favourite Strictly Come Dancing pair were reunited at the British Academy Television Awards on Sunday night, with Oti Mabuse and Bill Bailey recreating their classic Rapper’s Delight routine. The pair were back together on the red carpet at the ceremony, and took time out backstage to film a fresh version of the song.
CATHERINE ZETA-JONES made a virtual appearance at the BAFTA TV Awards 2021 this evening to present the gong for Best Single Drama. Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, 51, joined the BAFTAs ceremony from her home this evening sporting a plunging black top. Adding to her look, she wore her brown hair down and straight and opted for glamorous make-up.
“This is what change looks like, and I am so proud to be standing here,” says Bafta winner Ashley Banjo. Last year, Diversity took to the stage at Britain’s Got Talent to perform an electrifying routine inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, which referenced the moment George Floyd died while being arrested by a police officer in the US.
BAFTA viewers are up in arms after presenter Richard Ayoade dropped a swear word before the 9pm watershed. The awards, broadcast on the BBC, have seen complaints flood in over social media after Richard called the winner of the Leading Actor category, Paul Mescal, a "b******."
STACEY DOOLEY was left flustered after meeting Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar. Stacey Dooley, 34, has admitted she was left overwhelmed after meeting Adrian Dunbar. She revealed she had swooned after the Line of Duty star when she appeared on stage to present an award.
BRADLEY WALSH and his long-term wife Donna Derby looked every inch the glamorous couple at this year's BAFTAs 2021 this evening. Bradley Walsh, 61, was supported by his wife Donna Derby on he red carpet at the BAFTA TV Awards 2021. The Chase host smiled for pictures as he proudly cosied up to his stunning spouse.
Poor Maya Jama is recovering at home after suffering food poisoning having eaten some ‘posh raw tuna s**t’ which made her physically ill, forcing her to drop out of the 2021 TV Baftas. The TV star shared on Instagram that she had been vomiting all day and felt ‘sad’ not to attend the bash at London’s Television Centre where she was due to present an award.
MAYA JAMA has told fans she will not be attending the BAFTA TV Awards 2021 this evening after throwing up all day. Maya Jama, 26, was scheduled to present an award at this year’s BAFTAs 2021, but will no longer be attending. Taking to her Instagram Story, she told fans she had fallen ill after eating raw tuna.
Michaela Coel could have a very special night ahead of her at the 2021 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards as her hit drama I May Destroy You is in the running for some big prizes. The BBC programme, which discusses sexual consent in the landscape of modern dating, has won critical acclaim earned her a Screen Actors Guild nod.
BAFTAS 2021 have kicked off in London, with celebrities already having arrived on the red carpet. The BAFTA film awards took place in April, but tonight's ceremony is to celebrate British television. The BAFTA TV awards take place tonight at 7pm, but celebrities have already started arriving on the red carpet.
The Leeds lasses are a favourite with fans of the Channel 4 show, and the popular pair turned plenty of heads dressed up in their gladrags for the glitziest night in British telly Gogglebox favourites Ellie and Izzi Warner ditched their comfies for two very glam gowns for tonight's BAFTA TV Awards.