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Attendees confirmed for this Sunday’s Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards

6 May 2022
Event: Heads on Sticks Photocall for the Virgin Media British Academy Television AwardsDate: Thursday 5 May 2022Venue: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd., London-Anthony Harvey/BAFTA/Shutterstock

Adjana Vasan, Allison Hammond, Ant & Dec, Big Zuu, Cast of It’s A Sin, Dermot O’Leary, Emily Mortimer, Emily Watson, Giovanni Pernice, Jodie Comer, Judi Love, Mo Gilligan,Nicola Coughlan, Rose Ayling-Ellis, Sharon Horgan, Stephen Graham, Steve McQueen and Suranne Jones, amongst those confirmed to attend star-studded event.

Presenters to include Aimee Lou Wood, Camille Cottin, Chris McCausland, Helen George, Joe Locke, Katie Piper, Lee Mack, Lennie James, Lorraine Kelly, Martin Freeman, Michelle Keegan, Munya Chawawa, Ncuti Gatwa, Olivia Colman, Rochelle Humes, Ross Kemp, Suranne Jones and Tom Daley.

BAFTA has confirmed the nominees and presenters who will be at London’s Royal Festival Hall for this Sunday’s Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards. A host of stars will walk the red carpet before taking their seat for television’s biggest event of the year, hosted by Richard Ayoade, which will broadcast at 6pm BST on Sunday on BBC One, BBC One HD and BBC iPlayer.

The announcement is accompanied by newly released images of Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards red-carpet presenter Zeze Millz preparing seating arrangements for Sunday’s ceremony with ‘heads on sticks’ of the attending stars, and BAFTA has also confirmed that journalist and BBC Radio 2 presenter Tina Daheley will be voicing the show for the BBC One broadcast.

Nominees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order):

Adjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts), Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education), Aisling Bea (This Way Up), Alison Hammond (I Can See Your Voice), Big Zuu (Big Zuu’s Big Eats), Callum Scott Howells (It’s A Sin), Cathy Tyson (Help), Celine Bucken (Showtrial), Clint Dyer (Death Of England), David Carlyle (It’s A Sin), David Thewlis (Landscapers), Denise Gough (Too Close), Emily Mortimer (The Pursuit Of Love), Emily Watson (Too Close), Giovanni Pernice (Strictly Come Dancing), Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show), Holly Walsh (Motherland), Hugh Quarshie (Stephen), Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats), Jessica Plummer (The Girl Before), Jodie Comer (Help), Lucy Pearman (Please Help),Lydia West (It’s A Sin), Michael McIntyre (The Wheel), Munya Chawawa (Race Around Britain), Natasha Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats), Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education), Niamh Algar (Deceit), Nida Manzoor (We Are Lady Parts), Olivia Colman (Landscapers), Olly Alexander (It’s A Sin), Omari Douglas (It’s A Sin), Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer (Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing), Rose Ayling-Elis (Strictly Come Dancing), Rose Matafeo (Starstruck), Samson Kayo (Bloods), Samuel Adequnmi (You Don’t Know Me), Sharon Horgan (Motherland), Sophie Willan (Alma’s Not Normal), Stephen Graham (Help), Steph McGovern (Steph’s Packed Lunch), Steve McQueen (Uprising/Black Power), Suranne Jones (I Am), Tahirah Sharif (The Tower), Tim Renkow (Jerk) and Will Sharpe (Landscapers).

Presenters confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order):

Aimee Lou Wood, Camille Cottin, Chris McCausland, Daniel Mays, Eleanor Tomlinson, George Webster, Giovanni Pernice, Helen George, Jasmine Jobson, Joe Locke, Katie Piper, Lee Mack, Lennie James, Lorraine Kelly, Martin Freeman,  Michelle Keegan, Munya Chawawa, Ncuti Gatwa, Nicola Coughlan, Nicole Lecky, Olivia Colman, Rochelle Humes, Rose Ayling-Ellis, Ross Kemp, Sara Davies, Steven Bartlett, Suranne Jones, Susanna Reid and Tom Daley.

The Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards is the highlight of the British television calendar, recognising the incredible quality and variety of television enjoyed in 2021, with shows such as It’s A Sin, We Are Lady Parts, Landscapers, Help and Time leading the nominations.

Coverage will begin on BAFTA’s social channels from 2pm BST hosted by Sam Thompson, Zeze Millz and Vick Hope, bringing viewers even closer to the action. As previously announced, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter George Ezra will open the red-carpet with a performance of his new single ‘Green Green Grass’ on the red carpet as a BBC One exclusive.

Follow @BAFTA on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Twitter to get closer to the action with all of the latest updates, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from the 2022 #VirginMediaBAFTAs.

The full nominations for this year’s awards can be found here.



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About Virgin Media O2

Virgin Media O2 launched on 1 June 2021, combining the UK’s largest and most reliable mobile network with a broadband network offering the fastest widely-available broadband speeds. It is a customer-first organisation that brings a range of connectivity services together in one place with a clear mission: to upgrade the nation. Virgin Media O2 is the corporate brand of the 50:50 joint venture between Liberty Global and Telefónica SA, and one of the UK’s largest businesses. 

The company has 48 million UK connections across broadband, mobile, TV and home phone. Its own fixed network currently passes 15.6 million premises alongside a mobile network that covers 99% of the nation’s population with 4G, and more than 300 towns and cities with 5G services targeting 50% population coverage in 2023.  

Virgin Media O2 completed its roll out of gigabit broadband speeds across its entire network footprint in 2021 and plans to upgrade its fixed network to full fibre to the premises with completion in 2028. In January 2022, it also announced that it would be the only major mobile network that isn’t bringing back roaming charges in Europe. 

Virgin Media O2 is a major investor in the UK. It employs around 18,000 people, has more than 425 retail stores and has committed to invest at least £10 billion over the next five years.   

Integration work is progresses at pace, with Virgin Media and O2 launching a joint product - Volt - less than 5 months from coming together. 

Today, the business delivers award-winning broadband and WiFi connectivity to homes as well as providing a connected entertainment service. This brings together live TV, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and a wide-selection of apps to customers through a set-top box and on-the-go through tablets and smartphones.  

It also provides 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G mobile services, and is the network of choice for mobile virtual network operators giffgaff, Sky Mobile and Lycamobile, as well as managing a 50:50 joint venture with Tesco for Tesco Mobile.  

Virgin Media O2 Business plays a leading role in supporting the public sector and businesses of all sizes. This includes a variety of managed connectivity services and flexible working capabilities, security, data insight, 5G private networks and cloud solutions, as well as wholesale services to other operators and partners. 

Awards for Virgin Media and O2’s telecommunications services include recognition by GWS for having the most reliable UK mobile network for three years in a row (2021, 2020, and 2019) and winning the publicly voted Uswitch awards in 2022 as both the Best Network for Roaming and Most Popular Mobile Network. Virgin Media was crowned Fastest Broadband Provider in the Choose Broadband Awards and Best Broadband Provider in the 2021 Trusted Reviews Awards and at the 2021 Mobile Industry Awards O2 claimed two wins - Network of the Year, and Best Online Retailer.  

Virgin Media O2 is committed to using the power of connectivity to supercharge communities across the UK, taking action to close the digital divide and helping to build an inclusive, resilient, and low carbon economy. The company has an ambition to achieve net zero carbon operations (scopes 1 & 2) by the end of 2025. 

Virgin Media O2 is registered in England and Wales. Registration number: 12580944.  Griffin House, 161 Hammersmith Road, London, United Kingdom, W6 8BS.