British TV stars will walk the Bafta TV Awards red carpet

Famous faces from the world of British television will walk the red carpet in London for the Bafta TV Awards on Sunday.

Icola Coughlan, Jodie Comer and Ant and Dec are among those confirmed to attend the event at the Royal Festival Hall in Southbank.

Hosted by comedian Richard Ayoade, the event will celebrate the best of British television through multiple awards.

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It’s A Sin stars Nathaniel Curtis and Olly Alexander at the National Television Awards (Ian West/PA)

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It’s A Sin stars Nathaniel Curtis and Olly Alexander at the National Television Awards (Ian West/PA)

Channel 4’s It’s A Sin tops the nominations with seven in total, having won two Bafta TV Craft Awards last month.

The series, written and created by Queer As Folk and Doctor Who screenwriter Russell T Davies, follows a group of gay men and their friends as they navigate the UK’s HIV/AIDS crisis during the 1980s. and in the early 90s.

Three of the show’s stars, Callum Scott Howells, Omari Douglas and David Carlyle, will compete in the Best Supporting Actor category.

Years and Years singer Olly Alexander is up for Best Lead Actor for his role on the show.

He faces competition from David Thewlis for Landscapers, Hugh Quarshie for Stephen, Samuel Adewunmi for You Don’t Know Me, Sean Bean for Time and Stephen Graham for Help.

Graham is a double nominee, also recognized for BBC Time’s prison drama in the supporting actor category.

Award-winning British singer George Ezra will kick off the event on the red carpet with a performance of his new single Green Green Grass.

BBC Radio One presenter Vick Hope, reality TV star Sam Thompson and TV presenter Zeze Millz will host the show on the red carpet, with coverage on Bafta’s social media channels from 2pm .

During the ceremony, awards will be presented by a variety of recognizable 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.

Martin Freeman, Katie Piper, Lee Mack, Lorraine Kelly, Michelle Keegan, Ncuti Gatwa, Munya Chawawa, Ross Kemp, Yung Filly and Rochelle Humes will also present awards throughout the evening.

The Virgin Media Bafta TV Awards will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on May 8 at 6 p.m.

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