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TV BAFTAs: Jodie Comer and Olivia Colman lead stars on the red carpet ahead of BAFTA TV awards | Ents & Arts News

In capes, gowns and full glam, stars of British television have walked the red carpet at the BAFTA TV awards ahead of today’s ceremony.

Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer, It’s A Sin’s Olly Alexander and Ant and Dec are among those attending the event at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank.

The event, hosted by comedian Richard Ayoade, celebrates the best of British television across multiple awards.

Vick Hope
Vick Hope, one of the hosts, stands out in silver
Katie Piper is among a number of stars presenting awards at tonight's ceremony
Katie Piper is among a number of stars presenting awards at tonight’s ceremony

It’s A Sin, the Channel 4 series that follows a group of gay men and their friends who lived during the HIV/AIDs crisis in the UK, leads the nominations with 11 nods, including best mini-series, leading actor and leading actress.

BBC Radio One presenter Vick Hope, reality TV star Sam Thompson and TV presenter Zeze Millz are hosting the red carpet show.

It's a Sin star Olly Alexander
It’s a Sin star Olly Alexander arrives in a flowing black cape
Leading actress nominee, Niamh Algar, arrives in an asymmetrical hem black gown
Leading actress nominee Niamh Algar also opted for black

Years and Years singer Olly Alexander is in the running for the best leading actor award for his role in It’s A Sin.

Jodie Comer and Olivia Colman arrived in classic black, while diver Tom Daley brought of a splash colour in a yellow, white and blue suit.

Nicola Coughlan
Nicola Coughlan, star of Derry Girls and Bridgerton, in a dramatic pink gown
Olivia Colman
Olivia Colman

The true crime black comedy-drama Landscapers, which was co-produced by Sky and stars Olivia Colman and David Thewlis, is close behind It’s a Sin with seven nominations.

During the ceremony, awards will be presented by a variety of recognisable faces from British television and beyond, including Sex Education’s Aimee Lou Wood, Oscar winner Olivia Colman, Olympic champion Tom Daley and Heartstopper star Joe Locke.

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BAFTA TV Award nominations for 2022
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Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa, who was revealed today as the next Doctor Who, also walked the carpet.

Tom Daley
Tom Daley brings a splash of colour
The incoming Doctor Who Ncuti Gatwa

The Scottish actor, who starred as Eric Effiong in the hit Netflix series, said the announcement means he can “finally breathe” after being cast in the role months ago.

Ant and Dec
Ant and Dec
Poet Benjamin Zephaniah
Poet Benjamin Zephaniah

The Virgin Media Bafta TV awards will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on May 8 at 6pm.

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