The great and good of television are preparing for Sunday’s BAFTA TV Awards.
The Strictly Come Dancing star, 30, and the This Morning icons, aged 40 and 59 respectively, looked incredible in the new images, as they joined Ant and Dec and Jay Blades in the teasing shots ahead of the ceremony.
Cheers! Oti Mabuse graced a special issue of Radio Times in stunning style to tease Sunday night’s BAFTAs
Oti was wowing in a green gown with glitter adornments while her hair was coiffed to perfection in the stunning red carpet-inspired shots.
Speaking about the future of last year’s Strictly and whether she thought the show would go to ahead, she said: ‘I really didn’t! Sarah James, our executive producer, is one of the smartest ladies in showbiz. I knew she would make it work.’
Holly meanwhile sported a one-shouldered navy gown with her hair coiffed to perfection to frolic with her co-host in front of the camera.
Phil was suited and booted in a sleek suit, as they too spoke about the past year.
Living it up: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield joined in the glamour
Having a giggle! Ant and Dec were getting playful behind the scenes
On their fears of being on-screen during lockdown, Holly said: ‘When this started, we had as much fear and anxiety as everybody else. At one point we had cameras put into our homes so we could broadcast from there if we couldn’t get into the studio.’
Phillip went on: ‘We watched the team drift away and suddenly it was just Holly and I getting ready in make-up – and that was like a therapy session…
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‘But right from the start, we said we didn’t want to do hysteria broadcasting. Not doom and gloom, but honest and challenging.’
After coming out as gay in February last year, Phillip spoke about how the pandemic puts personal issues in perspective.
He said: ‘I think what’s important is that you realise that, in the space of a year, just how big other things can be – look what we’ve all gone through as a nation…
‘There are much, much bigger things in the world than our own personal struggles.’
Speaking about what has changed since she first hit the sofa 12 years ago, Holly went on: ‘So much. When I started, I was terrified…
Sleek! Huw Edwards looked incredibly suave as he donned a tuxedo for the shot
Stunning: Shameless star Anne-Marie Duff was a vision in red for the shoot yet went for a more casual look by shedding her shoes
‘I only ever felt comfortable in cookery and fashion – I was so scared of asking important questions for fear of looking stupid. I was quite young and I think some people were questioning whether I was the right person for the job…
‘Luckily, Phil believed in me from the get-go.’
When asked: ‘With BAFTA having created a daytime category this year, will this end some of the snootiness around daytime TV?’ Phillip said: ‘I would hope there has been a bit of a sea change.
Cheers! Producer Gillian Burke was sipping from a dazzling flute while making a statement in her ruffled gown for the shoot
‘Now people know what we do and who we are. I do think that will break down some of the snobbishness’.
Jay was speaking about The Repair Shop and its BAFTA nod for Best Feature, after it began garnering seven million on primetime BBC1, having began as a BBC2 daytime show and still retains a BBC1 afternoon slot.
He said: ‘All the production team do the same thing they do on our primetime version – it’s not a lesser-quality show. I think it can run and run. Let’s raise the bar. Seven million? I want ten million! Keep reaching.’
In the frame: The Repair Shop star Jay Blades was putting on a jaunty display during the shoot
Their shoot comes after it was revealed that celebrities who can’t attend the event in person will be beamed onto the red carpet as holograms.
Fans will also be able to take part in the star-studded evening and have their digital likeness appear on screen to ask their favourite star a question.
Presenters Stacey Dooley and Vick Hope will introduce the hologram guests to those actually at the socially distanced ceremony.
Sleek: I May Destroy You star Paapa Essiedu was sporting a stylish velvet tuxedo
High tech guests: The BAFTA TV Awards are set to beam celebrities who can’t attend Sunday’s event in person onto the red carpet as holograms (pictured, a BAFTA mask gong)
COVID restrictions mean TV fans can’t be in attendance on the red carpet as usual this year and some nominees won’t be able to attend because of filming bubbles.
In an attempt to ensure everyone can access the awards, Virgin Media will beam them onto the red carpet through the latest hologram technology.
All content will be captured by a live stream camera and will enable everyone at home to see the action unfold from the comfort of their living room.
Members of the public can watch a livestream of the red carpet and be a part of the glamour by visiting Virgin’s website from noon on Sunday, 6th June.
Boy in blue: David Tennant was showing off his jazzy side in a sleek velvet suit in a bright blue shade
Happy days: Andrew Flintoff was suave in his sleek suit
They can also choose from a selection of digital red carpet outfits to help them get into the spirit of the Awards and get ready carpet ready.
If selected, they will be beamed onto the red carpet and could even ask a question to their favourite celeb with a video of the interaction being sent to the fan after.
Several of the year’s biggest TV moments will be celebrated on Sunday, with Diversity’s controversial BLM-inspired routine on Britain’s Got Talent, which sparked 24,500 complaints to Ofcom, featured in the must-see moment category.
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Big night: Presenters Stacey Dooley (pictured) and Vick Hope will introduce the hologram guests to those actually at the socially distanced ceremony
BAFTA TV Awards 2021: Nominations
GANGS OF LONDON
I HATE SUZIE
SAVE ME TOO
JOHN BOYEGA – Small Axe
JOSH O’CONNOR – The Crown
PAAPA ESSIEDU – I May Destroy You
PAUL MESCAL – Normal People
SHAUN PARKES – Small Axe
WALEED ZUAITER – Baghdad Central
BILLIE PIPER – I Hate Suzie
DAISY EDGAR-JONES – Normal People
HAYLEY SQUIRES – Adult Material
JODIE COMER – Killing Eve
LETITIA WRIGHT – Small Axe
MICHAELA COEL – I May Destroy You
KUNAL NAYYAR – Criminal: UK
MALACHI KIRBY – Small Axe
MICHAEL SHEEN – Quiz
MICHEAL WARD – Small Axe
RUPERT EVERETT – Adult Material
TOBIAS MENZIES – The Crown
HELENA BONHAM CARTER – The Crown
LEILA FARZAD – I Hate Suzie
RAKIE AYOLA – Anthony
SIENA KELLY – Adult Material
SOPHIE OKONEDO – Criminal: UK
WERUCHE OPIA – I May Destroy You
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
CHARLIE BROOKER’S ANTIVIRAL WIPE
ROB & ROMESH VS Jack Shillaker
THE BIG NARSTIE SHOW
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
AIMEE LOU WOOD – Sex Education
DAISY HAGGARD – Breeders
DAISY MAY COOPER – This Country
EMMA MACKEY – Sex Education
GBEMISOLA IKUMELO – Famalam
MAE MARTIN – Feel Good
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
CHARLIE COOPER – This Country
GUZ KHAN – Man Like Mobeen
JOSEPH GILGUN – Brassic
NCUTI GATWA – Sex Education
PAUL RITTER – Friday Night Dinner
REECE SHEARSMITH – Inside No.9
I MAY DESTROY YOU
AMERICA’S WAR ON ABORTION (EXPOSURE)
ITALY’S FRONTLINE: A DOCTOR’S DIARY
THE BATTLE FOR HONG KONG (DISPATCHES)
THE CYPRUS PAPERS UNDERCOVER (AL JAZEERA INVESTIGATIONS)
JIMMY MCGOVERN’S MOVING ON
RICHARD OSMAN’S HOUSE OF GAMES
THE GREAT HOUSE GIVEAWAY
ADAM HILLS – The Last Leg
BRADLEY WALSH – Beat the Chasers
CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN – Strictly Come Dancing
DAVID MITCHELL – Would I Lie to You? At Christmas
GRAHAM NORTON – The Graham Norton Show
ROMESH RANGANATHAN – The Ranganation
ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY
LIFE & RHYMES
STRICTLY COME DANCING
THE MASKED SINGER
CRIME & PUNISHMENT
LOSING IT: OUR MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY
ONCE UPON A TIME IN IRAQ
BIG ZUU’S BIG EATS
LONG LOST FAMILY: BORN WITHOUT TRACE
MORTIMER AND WHITEHOUSE: GONE FISHING
THE REPAIR SHOP
BBC NEWS AT TEN: PRIME MINISTER ADMITTED TO INTENSIVE CARE
CHANNEL 4 NEWS: DETERRING DEMOCRACY
NEWSNIGHT: COVID CARE CRISIS
SKY NEWS: INSIDE IDLIB
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS
RACE ACROSS THE WORLD
THE SCHOOL THAT TRIED TO END RACISM
THE WRITE OFFS
BBW (ON THE EDGE)
SITTING IN LIMBO
THE WINDERMERE CHILDREN
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
WELCOME TO CHECHNYA: THE GAY PURGE (STORYVILLE)
LIFE DRAWING LIVE!
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE
THE THIRD DAY: AUTUMN Production Team
INSIDE NO. 9
MAN LIKE MOBEEN
SHORT FORM PROGRAMME
DISABLED NOT DEFEATED: THE ROCK BANS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES – DELTA 7
THE MAIN PART
THEY SAW THE SUN FIRST
AMERICAN MURDER: THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR
ANTON FERDINAND: FOOTBALL, RACISM & ME
LOCKED IN: BREAKING THE SILENCE (STORYVILLE)
VIRGIN MEDIA’S MUST-SEE MOMENT (voted for by the public)
BRIDGERTON – Penelope is revealed as Lady Whistledown
BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT – Diversity perform a routine inspired by the events of 2020
EASTENDERS – Gray kills Chantelle
GOGGLEBOX – Reactions to Boris Johnson’s press conference
NIGELLA’S COOK, EAT, REPEAT – Mee-cro-wah-vay
THE MANDALORIAN – Luke Skywalker arrives