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Bafta TV Awards: Eight highlights from the ceremony


By Steven McIntosh
Leisure reporter

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Underground Railroad stars Peter De Jersey and Sheila Atim with producer Adele Romanski after the present’s Bafta win

BBC One’s jail drama Time and Channel 4’s pandemic movie Assist have been the large winners on the Bafta TV Awards on Sunday, whereas a model new Physician walked the crimson carpet.

However backstage, the chat amongst the winners was about pranking celebrities, shopping for kitchen islands, and the place to search out the most effective Afghan meals for a post-ceremony feast.

Listed here are eight highlights from the Bafta TV Awards.

1. Be careful, Ant and Dec are about

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The night time’s first prize, finest leisure programme, went to Ant & Dec’s Saturday Evening Takeaway – a present which has lately resumed its celeb pranks after a while off throughout Covid.

The newest collection noticed the pair use a bulldozer to drop an enormous pile of soil on Jeremy Clarkson’s automotive. And, the duo say, he positively will not be the final.

“We won’t inform you who,” says Dec, “however we have got successful record. Jeremy Clarkson was on the record for about eight years earlier than we acquired him.

“So now we have acquired a listing of individuals and we’re slowly working our manner via. There are just a few folks right here tonight truly who’re on the record and we have made inroads into getting. It is fairly unusual to see them and go ‘Oh hello! How are you?!’ whereas pondering ‘We’ll try to get you’.

2. Gogglebox stars hope they do not see anybody they’ve criticised

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Gogglebox stars Marcus and Mica represented the present because it gained finest actuality and constructed factual, however fellow solid member Lee was unusually seen with out his co-star Jenny.

“She was speculated to be right here, however she needed to have a minor operation, and it got here up this week so she could not flip it down, so she’s nonetheless in hospital, however she’ll be watching from her hospital mattress,” he explains backstage.

The Baftas supplied a uncommon likelihood to see Goggleboxers from totally different households collectively on the identical time. “As a result of I dwell throughout the nation, it is laborious to get to see one another,” says Lee.

“Social media is an effective for us although,” notes Marcus, whereas Mica provides: “Yeah, all of us encourage one another and touch upon one another’s posts.”

Who have been the trio trying ahead to seeing on the Baftas? “Anybody that we have not slagged off,” jokes Mica.

The trio have been requested in the event that they ever fear about ingesting an excessive amount of on digital camera after which saying one thing they remorse. However, Marcus explains: “Gogglebox encourage it!”

“We used to drink [while filming]me and Jenny,” Lee recollects. “I noticed one episode from 2014 and I am simply there slurring, and it is actually not good, so I finished ingesting.”

3. Mo Gilligan desires to enhance his kitchen

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The comic spoke movingly about how Channel 4 gave him a possibility at a time he was struggling together with his psychological well being, as he accepted finest comedy leisure programme for The Lateish Present.

So what’s his subsequent large profession intention – directing a movie? Profitable extra Baftas?

“I would like a kitchen with an island,” he replied immediately. “I’ve acquired a semi-island in the intervening time, however I would like an island with the cooker on it, and I wish to get a type of faucets the place you get mineral water.”

Joking apart, he stated: “I have been very blessed to have free reign of what I have been capable of do, so I simply wish to keep it up actually, they are saying it is one factor getting there, it is more durable staying on.”

4. Lorraine Kelly launched herself to the PM

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Daytime star and normal legend Lorraine Kelly introduced the awards for information protection and specialist factual, simply days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson famously requested who she was.

After Susanna Reid informed him she needed to wrap up his Good Morning Britain interview at hand over to Lorraine, the prime minister replied: “Who’s Lorraine?”

To be truthful, the PM is a little bit busy to be throughout ITV’s full daytime schedule. So the veteran TV host took the chance to fill him in on the Baftas.

“Good day,” Kelly stated to the viewers as she took to the stage, “and a particular good day to Boris, I am Lorraine. Pretty to see you.”

5. Jodie Comer might have a vacation quickly

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The Killing Eve star gained finest main actress for her efficiency in Assist, a Channel 4 drama which reveals how care properties struggled within the early phases of the pandemic.

“I am nonetheless shaking,” she says backstage. “It is such an honour to be part of Assist, I got here away from that job feeling like I by no means had earlier than from some other position. I actually realised the facility now we have within the tales that we select to inform. Plus I acquired to movie in Liverpool [her hometown]with Stephen [Graham]who I like.”

Comer had a uncommon night time off from the West Finish, the place she’s at the moment showing in a one-woman present. The actress stated starring in Prima Facie has been tiring, however rewarding.

“I am within the theatre in the intervening time, which I am loving, and it is a handful!” she stated. “There’s loads of work to be finished, so I am simply specializing in that in the intervening time.”

6. Matthew Macfadyen is not as horrible as his character

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Matthew Macfadyen (left, with Nicholas Braun) gained finest supporting actor for his position in Succession

Succession author Jesse Armstrong accepted Matthew Macfadyen’s prize for finest supporting actor, because the star wasn’t there to gather it in particular person.

“I genuinely like hanging round with all of the actors,” Armstrong says backstage. “However Matthew is genuinely a stunning man, so because it’s his night time, I am not ashamed to say he is all the time a pleasure to work with.”

Requested how for much longer Succession may proceed, Armstrong replied: “I will not reply that one exactly, I do not suppose we must always go on ceaselessly, however we’re nonetheless having enjoyable in the intervening time.”

7. Large Zuu is aware of the place he is going for a celebratory feast

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As a well-known TV chef, it is solely pure to count on Large Zuu to have some fancy dinner plans after successful two Baftas – finest leisure efficiency and the options prize.

“Ooh we have not even thought of meals,” Zuu says, earlier than turning to his co-stars and suggesting an Afghan restaurant in Southall, west London.

Tubsey and Hyder rapidly agree. “OK, there’s this Afghan joint in Southall, it can change your life,” Zuu continues. “Afghan meals is slept on. Afghanistan meals is unbelievable, their combined grill is mad.”

The rapper and TV star stated the subsequent collection of Large Zuu’s Large Eats will take the present “to the subsequent stage”, including: “We filmed season two in lockdown, loads of social distancing. We simply completed season three, no lockdown, a bit extra connection and a bit extra power. And no matter comes from it’s a blessing.”

8. Giovanni is not going anyplace

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Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice’s silent dance over the past collection of Strictly took residence the Should See Second award, the one prize voted for by the general public.

Backstage, Rose is requested concerning the timing of her Bafta win – as deaf consciousness week has simply come to an finish.

“Sure! How great to win this award to complete off deaf consciousness week,” she says. “As a result of that is the factor, it is a week to teach folks about how we could be extra inclusive for deaf folks all yr spherical, as a result of we’re deaf on a regular basis.

“It is like canine, proper?” she concludes. “Not only for Christmas. So, deaf folks, not only for one week!”

Her dance associate Giovanni, in the meantime, is requested if he ever thought of quitting after successful Strictly for the primary time with Rose, to depart the present on a excessive.

“Quitting?” he replies, puzzled. It isn’t in my DNA to stop. I am Italian, very aggressive, so let’s carry the subsequent problem.”

The Bafta Tv Awards can be found on the BBC iPlayer.

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