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Attendees confirmed for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards

9 May 2019

BAFTA has today confirmed a number of nominees, presenters and other attendees for this Sunday’s Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall.

Nominees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order):

Alex Jennings, Alex Macqueen, Anthony McPartlin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billie Piper, Bob Mortimer, Bobby Berk, Chance Perdomo, Charlie Brooker, Daisy May Cooper, David Mitchell, David Nicholls, Declan Donnelly, Dermot O’Leary, Fiona Shaw, Grayson Perry, Helen Worth, Huw Edwards, Jack Thorne, Jamie Demetriou, Jesse Armstrong, Jessica Hynes, Jodie Comer, Julia Davis, Keeley Hawes, Kim Bodnia, Kirsty Young, Lee Mack, Lennie James, Lesley Manville, Louis Theroux, Lucian Msamati, Lucy Worsley, Michael McIntyre, Monica Dolan, Nasser Hussain, Patrick Kielty, Paul Whitehouse, Peter Mullen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Piers Morgan, Rachel Parris, Russell T Davies, Ruth Wilson, Stephen Frears, Stephen Graham, Steve Pemberton.

While viewers will find out which of the nominees will be awarded during the show, it has been previously announced that factual television presenter Joan Bakewell will be honoured with the BAFTA TV Fellowship, and Nicola Schindler, founder of the Red Production company, will receive the BAFTA TV Special Award, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the television industry.

Presenters confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order):

Alex Scott, Asim Chaudhry, Barney Walsh, Billy Monger, Bradley Walsh, Danny Dyer, David Schwimmer, Holly Willoughby, Julia Stiles, Kelsey Grammer, Kirsty Wark, Martin Compston, Matt Berry, Mo Gilligan, Nick Mohammed, Samson Kayo, Lenny Henry, Steve Coogan, Suranne Jones, Will Poulter

Additional guests confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order):

Adam Hills, Alan Carr, Alex Brooker, Asa Butterfield, Bel Powley, Big Narstie, Clare Balding, Claudia Winkleman, Coleen Nolan, David Walliams, Deborah Meaden, Emma Mackey, Freddie Flintoff, Jamie Redknapp, Jenny Campbell, Jennifer Metcalfe, Judge Robert Rinder, Kate Garraway, Katherine Langford, Luke Goss, Matt Goss, Maya Jama, Ncuti Gatwa, Nish Kumar, Peter Jones, Prue Leith, Reece Shearsmith, Rob Brydon, Sandi Toksvig, Susanna Reid, Tej Lalvani, Touker Suleyman, Tess Daly, Vicky Pattison, Victoria Derbyshire.

Hosted by Graham Norton, the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards take place on Sunday 12 May. Viewers can watch the ceremony on BBC One and BBC One HD from 20:00.

Clara Amfo and Jordan North will host the official red-carpet live programme. Live from 17:30, the pair will be welcoming this year’s nominees onto the red carpet at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank. Viewers will be able to watch from home via the red-carpet livestreams across Twitter (@BAFTA), Youtube (/BAFTA) and Facebook (@BAFTA)

The live stream of the red carpet will be available to cross-post on Facebook. To enable cross-posting on your channels please contact [email protected] by 12pm on 12th May.

Choirmaster Gareth Malone and students from the Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA) will be opening this Sunday’s ceremony. They were recently seen performing together in the BBC Two series The Choir: Our School by the Tower.

The awards are presented annually to recognise and honour individuals for outstanding achievement in television, celebrating the very best programmes, performances and behind-the-scenes talent.

Photography and Video

A selection of free press imagery will be available at

A wider selection of exclusive photography – including VIP arrivals, red carpet & backstage reportage and full coverage of ceremony will be available from BAFTA partner agency Rex/Shutterstock here

Backstage portraits shot by Charlie Clift will be available from BAFTA partner agency Camera Press here as well as reportage shot by Sarah Lee and Iona Wolff.

Exclusive event coverage will be available to license from, BAFTA’s partner agency for clip sales. For further information please contact Screenocean at [email protected] / +44(0)1954 262052.

Special News Access Restrictions for Ceremony excerpts ONLY:

The following restrictions apply to using excerpts of on-stage events within the royal festival hall at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards in 2019:  

Broadcasters/news wires/online content providers must use the on-screen credit   "Virgin Media Bafta Television Awards 2019, BAFTA/BBC ONE”
No use of excerpt(s) until after its transmission on BBC One, from 20:00 BST, Sunday 12 May, 2019
Broadcasters/news wires/online content providers may use up to two (2) minutes for news access within the period ending 2200 BST on Tuesday 14 May 2019
The material may be used only for news reporting purposes directly related to the awards presentation as an event. Broadcasters do not have the right to use the content for special programming
No library access. No resale
Requests for extensions to the news access window may be emailed to Rosie Wilson at [email protected]  


For further information, please contact:

Charlie Martin / Brogan Campbell

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit For more, visit

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