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BAFTAs TV 2019: Killing Eve star Jodie Comer breaks down in TEARS as she wins Best Actress

Killing Eve was the big winner at Sunday’s British Academy Television Awards on Sunday night, as it scooped the coveted Best Drama Series, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

The acclaimed drama earned three gongs at the showcase in London’s Royal Festival Hall out of a total of five nominations, with Jodie Comer paying a touching tribute to writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge as she took to the stage.

It came as Ant McPartlin made an awkward appearance on-stage after I’m A Celebrity won Best Reality and Constructed Factual, despite the embattled presenter taking a break from the show following his drink-drive arrest.  

Elated: Jodie Comer broke down in tears at Sunday's British Academy Television Awards, after the Killing Eve star won Best Actress for her performance as the assassin Villanelle

Elated: Jodie Comer broke down in tears at Sunday’s British Academy Television Awards, after the Killing Eve star won Best Actress for her performance as the assassin Villanelle

Jodie delivered an incredible moving speech which also saw her pay tribute to Line Of Duty star Stephen Graham, for offering her plenty of support in the early days of her career.

The Liverpool-born actress said: ‘Wow thank you so much BAFTA sorry I’m only one who’s turned on the waterworks thank you Luke Jennings. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, I feel so lucky not only to say that I have worked with you but to call you a friend. You are the most talented person I know, thank you for being such an inspiration. 

‘I would like to thank BBC America. You guys really are the best the entire cast and crew for coming back every year and giving it with the biggest smiles on my faces.

Elated: The Liverpool-born actress broke down in tears as she accepted the award for Best Leading Actress

Happy: Jodie thanked Killing Eve's creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge for being an 'inspiration'

Elated: The Liverpool-born actress broke down in tears as she accepted the award for Best Leading Actress for her acclaimed performance as Villanelle

Gorgeous: The beautiful actress had dazzled in a plum one-shouldered gown as she arrived for the awards showcase

Gorgeous: The beautiful actress had dazzled in a plum one-shouldered gown as she arrived for the awards showcase

This year, BBC America's Killing Eve swept the board with three awards, with the hit thriller series' leading star Jodie Comer winning Best Leading Actress, while her co-star Sandra Oh was also nominated for the gong.

Screen staple: Jodie has been highly praised for her performance as the ruthless assassin Villanelle (pictured above on the show) 

Delighted: Jodie also dedicated her award to her late grandmother, who passed away when she first began filming the BBC drama

Delighted: Jodie also dedicated her award to her late grandmother, who passed away when she first began filming the BBC drama

Happy: After the ceremony, the entire cast of winners took to the stage, where they playfully posed with their awards

Happy: After the ceremony, the entire cast of winners took to the stage, where they playfully posed with their awards

Cheese! Jodie also playfully posed for a selfie with producer Phil Bigwood, who scooped the award for Best Sport earlier in the evening

Cheese! Jodie also playfully posed for a selfie with producer Phil Bigwood, who scooped the award for Best Sport earlier in the evening

‘I also want to thanks Stephen Graham, if I don’t already owe you a pint, I do now, thank you for introducing me to to Jane, you have encouraged me and supported me.

‘Last but not least, bit of a personal one but I’d love to dedicate this award to my Nanna Francis, who sadly passed away the first week of filming, so she never got to see Villanelle. 

‘She was the life and soul of everything, and when she was here she used to say to me: ”You get it off me you know”. And I just want to stand up here and say Nanna Francis you were absolutely right all along. Thank you so much BAFTA!’

We won! After accepting her award, Jodie posed backstage with Benedict Cumberbatch, who received the award for Best Leading Actor

We won! After accepting her award, Jodie posed backstage with Benedict Cumberbatch, who received the award for Best Leading Actor

Joint winners! After thanking Phoebe in her speech, Jodie also caught up with the acclaimed writer backstage, as they proudly displayed their prizes

Joint winners! After thanking Phoebe in her speech, Jodie also caught up with the acclaimed writer backstage, as they proudly displayed their prizes

Well done! Phoebe struggled to hide her delight, after Killing Eve also won the coveted award for Best Drama Series

Well done! Phoebe struggled to hide her delight, after Killing Eve also won the coveted award for Best Drama Series

Jodie has earned endless critical praise for her performance as the ruthless assassin Villanelle, who becomes obsessed with MI5 agent Eve Polastri. 

Phoebe herself also took to the stage after Killing Eve won the coveted Best Drama Series, and after a surprise swear word, the Fleabag star delivered her own emotional speech.

She said: ‘Oh my god thank you so much BAFTA for this as you can see this is a brilliant charismatic risk-taking team, this is so unbelievably exciting.

‘Thank you so much to Luke Jennings who wrote the novellas, And bringing this incredible team together and Colin Ratten for producing the hell out of this show, and out incredible cast and just to say thanks to everyone in it for taking massive risks: Jodi Comer almost swallowed a wasp in Tuscany!’

Amazing: Phoebe has become one of TV's most acclaimed writers, thanks to her work on both Killing Eve and Fleabag

Amazing: Phoebe has become one of TV’s most acclaimed writers, thanks to her work on both Killing Eve and Fleabag

BAFTA TV Awards 2019: WINNERS

COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME   

The Big Narstie Show  

The Last Leg 

A League of Their Own – WINNER

Would I Lie To You? 

CURRENT AFFAIRS 

Football’s Wall of Silence 

Iran Unveiled: Taking On The Ayatollahs

Massacre at Ballymurphy

Myanmar’s Killing Fields – WINNER

DRAMA SERIES

Bodyguard

Informer

Killing Eve – WINNER

Save Me

Bodyguard was nominated for Drama Series

Bodyguard was nominated for Drama Series

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE  

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly for Saturday Night Takeaway

David Mitchell for Would I Lie To You?  

Lee Mack for Would I Lie To You? – WINNER

Rachel Parris for The Mash Report 

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Britain’s Got Talent – WINNER 

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show

Strictly Come Dancing

FACTUAL SERIES

24 Hours in A&E 

Life and Death Row: The Mass Execution 

Louis Theroux’s Altered States – WINNER 

Prison 

FEATURES  

Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip

The Great British Bake Off

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Who Do You Think You Are? – WINNER

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

Daisy May Cooper in This Country

Jessica Hynes in There She Goes – WINNER

Julia Davis in Sally4Ever 

Lesley Manville in Mum  

INTERNATIONAL 

54 Hours: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis

The Handmaid’s Tale

Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate 

Succession – WINNER

LEADING ACTOR

Benedict Cumberbatch for Patrick Melrose – WINNER

Chance Perdomo for Killed By My Debt 

Hugh Grant for A Very English Scandal

Lucian Msamati for Kiri

LEADING ACTRESS

Jodie Comer for Killing Eve – WINNER

Keeley Hawes for Bodyguard

Ruth Wilson for Mrs Wilson

Sandra Oh for Killing Eve

Jodie Comer won Leading Actress in Killing Eve

Jodie Comer won Leading Actress in Killing Eve

LIVE EVENT 

Open Heart Surgery: Live

Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance  – WINNER

The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Stand Up To Cancer 

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME  

Alex Macqueen for Sally4Ever

Jamie Demetriou for Stath Lets Flats

Peter Mullan for Mum

Steve Pemberton for Inside No. 9 – WINNER

MINI-SERIES 

A Very English Scandal

Kiri

Mrs Wilson

Patrick Melrose – WINNER

NEWS COVERAGE

Bullying and Harassment in the House of Commons

Cambridge Analytica Uncovered – WINNER

Good Morning Britain: On a Knife Edge 

Good Morning Britain: Thomas Markle Exclusive

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL 

Dragons’ Den 

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! – WINNER 

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds  

The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night

SCRIPTED COMEDY 

Derry Girls 

Mum 

Sally4Ever – WINNER

Stath Lets Flats 

SHORT FORM PROGRAMME 

Snatches: Moments from Women’s Lives – Bovril Pam 

The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk

Missed Call – WINNER

Wonderdate 

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

Driven: The Billy Monger Story 

Gun No. 6 – WINNER

My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me 

School for Stammerers 

SINGLE DRAMA 

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch 

Care 

Killed By My Debt – WINNER

Through The Gates: On The Edge 

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA 

CASUALTY

CORONATION STREET 

EASTENDERS – WINNER

HOLLYOAKS

SPECIALIST FACTUAL

Bros: After the Screaming Stops 

Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage 

Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley  – WINNER

Superkids: Breaking Away from Care 

SPORT

2018 SIX NATIONS: SCOTLAND v ENGLAND 

2018 WORLD CUP QUARTER FINAL: ENGLAND v SWEDEN – WINNER

ENGLAND’S TEST CRICKET – COOK’S FAREWELL 

WINTER OLYMPICS

SUPPORTING ACTOR 

Alex Jennings for Unforgotten 

Ben Whishaw for A Very English Scandal – WINNER

Kim Bodnia for Killing Eve 

Stephen Graham for Save Me

SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Billie Piper for Collateral 

Fiona Shaw for Killing Eve – WINNER

Keeley Hawes for Mrs Wilson

Monica Dolan for A Very English Scandal

VIRGIN MEDIA’S MUST-SEE MOMENT (voted for by the public) 

BODYGUARD: Julia Montague Assassinated – WINNER

CORONATION STREET: Gail’s Monologue on the Suicide of Aidan Connor

DOCTOR WHO: Rosa Parks, The Doctor and Her Companions Make Sure Historical Moments Remain

KILLING EVE: Eve Stabs Villanelle

PETER KAY’S CAR SHARE: The Finale

QUEER EYE: Tom Completes His Transformation 

Queer Eye was nominated for Virgin Media's Must-See Moment

Queer Eye was nominated for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment 

BRITISH ACADEMY TELEVISION CRAFT AWARDS

BREAKTHROUGH TALENT sponsored by Sara Putt Associates

Akemnji Ndifornyen (Composer, Producer and Writer) for Famalam – WINNER

Dawn Shadforth (Director) for Trust: Silenzio

Georgia Christou (Writer) Through the Gates: On the Edge

Lizzie Kempton (Director) Manchester Bomb: Our Story

Benedict Cumberbatch won Leading Actor in Patrick Melrose

Benedict Cumberbatch won Leading Actor in Patrick Melrose

COSTUME DESIGN sponsored by CARAT* London 

Charlotte Holdich for The Long Song 

Marianne Agertoft for The City and The City 

Phoebe de Gaye for Killing Eve 

Suzanne Cave for A Very English Scandal – WINNER

DIRECTOR: FACTUAL 

Ben Anthony for Grenfell – WINNER

David Soutar, Joe Pearlman for Bros: After the Screaming Stops 

James Rogan for Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation 

Paddy Wivell for Prison

DIRECTOR: FICTION sponsored by 3 Mills Studios 

Harry Bradbeer for Killing Eve (Episode 1) 

Mahalia Belo for The Long Song 

Stephen Frears for A Very English Scandal – WINNER

Thomas Vincent for Bodyguard (Episode 1)

Keeley Hawes was nominated for Leading Actress in Bodyguard

Keeley Hawes was nominated for Leading Actress in Bodyguard

DIRECTOR: MULTI-CAMERA 

Barbara Wiltshire for Inside No.9 Live: Dead Line – WINNER

Bridget Caldwell for The Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance 

Julia Knowles, Helen Scott and Simon Staffurth for The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Liz Clare for The Voice UK

EDITING: FACTUAL 

Ben Brown for Grenfell 

Emma Lysaght for Louis Theroux: Altered States (Choosing Death) 

Matt Lowe for Drowning in Plastic 

Will Gilbey for Bros: After the Screaming Stops  – WINNER

EDITING: FICTION  

Gary Dollner for Killing Eve (Episode 1) 

Pia Di Ciaula for A Very English Scandal – WINNER

Steve Singleton for Bodyguard (Episode 1) 

Tony Kearns for Bandersnatch (Black Mirror)

ENTERTAINMENT CRAFT TEAM sponsored by Hotcam 

Dave Davey, David Tench, Dominic Tolfts and Kevin Duff for The Voice UK

Lisa Armstrong, Jason Gilkison, Mark Kenyon and Richard Sillitto for Strictly Come Dancing

Nigel Catmur, David Cole, Kate Dawkins and Kevin Duff for The Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance – WINNER

Tim Telling, Tom Neenan, Steve Andrews and Ben Blease for The Mash Report

Hugh Grant was nominated for Leading Actor in A Very English Scandal

Hugh Grant was nominated for Leading Actor in A Very English Scandal

MAKE UP & HAIR DESIGN sponsored by MAC Cosmetics 

Daniel Phillips for A Very English Scandal

Konnie Daniel for Mrs Wilson 

Nicole Stafford for The Little Drummer Girl 

Vickie Lang for Vanity Fair – WINNER

ORIGINAL MUSIC 

Cho Young-Wuk for The Little Drummer Girl 

David Holmes and Keefus Ciancia for Killing Eve – WINNER

Murray Gold for A Very English Scandal 

HAUSCHKA for Patrick Melrose

PHOTOGRAPHY: FACTUAL sponsored by The Farm 

Alastair McCormick, Peter Keith, and Ryan Atkinson for Earth’s Natural Wonders: Surviving Against the Odds 

Jaimie Gramston and Michael Palin in North Korea 

Lindsay McCrae for Dynasties: Emperor – WINNER

Stuart Bernard for The Mighty Redcar

PHOTOGRAPHY & LIGHTING: FICTION sponsored by ScreenSkills 

Balazs Bolygo for Collateral

James Friend for Patrick Melrose 

Julian Court for Killing Eve (Episode 7) 

Woo-Hyung Kim for The Little Drummer Girl – WINNER

PRODUCTION DESIGN sponsored by Microsoft 

Helen Scott for A Very English Scandal 

Kristian Milsted for Killing Eve 

Maria Djurkovic and Tatiana Macdonald for The Little Drummer Girl 

Tom Burton for Patrick Melrose – WINNER

SOUND: FACTUAL 

Doug Dreger, Rowan Jennings and  Michael Palin in North Korea

Kate Davis, Steve Onopa and Mark Simms for Amy Winehouse: Back to Black (Classic Albums) 

SOUND TEAM Later Live…with Jools Holland – WINNER

Tim Owens, Graham Wild and Kate Hopkins for Dynasties: Chimpanzees

SOUND: FICTION 

SOUND TEAM for A Very English Scandal 

SOUND TEAM for The Little Drummer Girl 

Simon Farmer, Dan Johnson and Marc Lawes for Bodyguard 

SOUND TEAM for Killing Eve – WINNER

SPECIAL, VISUAL & GRAPHIC EFFECTS 

Adam McInnes, John Smith and Kevin Horsewood for Troy: Fall of a City – WINNER

Duncan Malcolm, Jean-Clément Soret and Clayton McDermott for  Bandersnatch (Black Mirror) 

Kent Houston, Freefolk and Asa Shoul for The Alienist (Episode 1)

Simon Frame, Martin Oberlander and Adam Inglis for Britannia

TITLES & GRAPHIC IDENTITY 

Alan Smith and Mark Roalfe for The 2018 Winter Olympics – WINNER

Allison Brownmoore, Anthony Brownmoore and Joe Nowacki for Take Your Pills 

Matt Willey for Killing Eve 

Steve Small, Kristian Andrews and Nikki Kefford-White for Black Earth Rising

WRITER: COMEDY 

Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper for This Country – WINNER

Peter Kay, Sian Gibson and Paul Coleman for Peter Kay’s Car Share: The Finale 

Stefan Golaszewski for Mum 

WRITING TEAM for Cunk on Britain

WRITER: DRAMA 

David Nicholls for Patrick Melrose -WINNER 

Lennie James for Save Me 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Killing Eve 

Russell T Davies for A Very English Scandal

BAFTA FELLOWSHIP

Joan Bakewell

SPECIAL AWARD

Nicola Schindler 

 

Gushing: In her speech Phoebe said: 'Oh my god thank you so much BAFTA for this as you can see this is a brilliant charismatic risk-taking team, this is so unbelievably exciting'

Gushing: In her speech Phoebe said: ‘Oh my god thank you so much BAFTA for this as you can see this is a brilliant charismatic risk-taking team, this is so unbelievably exciting’

Fiona Shaw had also received the prize for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as MI6 spy Carolyn Martens, and took a moment to briefly celebrate her win with co-star Jodie as she took to the stage.

She said: ‘Since I began to play Karen in Killing Eve which is the great pleasure of my life people have started to suspect that I am a spy.

‘Thanks to Sally, Colin,Lee thanks to my incomparable agent, thank you to the beautiful cast who I work with all the time, Kim and Jodie and Sandra.

‘My final thanks is to Phoebe Waller-Bridge whose glass shattering genius and wayward imagination produces things out of their mind from coke cans to rats to Russia and all I can say is extraordinary,’ as she eagerly showed award to writer Phoebe who was sat watching proudly in the audience.

Sensational: Fiona Shaw had also received the prize for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as MI6 spy Carolyn Martens

Sensational: Fiona Shaw had also received the prize for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as MI6 spy Carolyn Martens

Superstars: All three gorgeous stars proudly displayed their awards backstage, with Killing Eve's second series set to air later this year in the UK

Superstars: All three gorgeous stars proudly displayed their awards backstage, with Killing Eve’s second series set to air later this year in the UK

Praised: The drama had been nominated five times - including Best Leading Actress for Sandra Oh, and Best Supporting Actor for Kim Bodnia

Praised: The drama had been nominated five times – including Best Leading Actress for Sandra Oh, and Best Supporting Actor for Kim Bodnia

Party time! After proudly displaying their awards, the Killing Eve stars made their way out of the awards event to go and celebrate

Party time! After proudly displaying their awards, the Killing Eve stars made their way out of the awards event to go and celebrate

Benedict Cumberbatch was another big winner of the night, as he received Best Leading Actor for his role in Patrick Melrose.

In a touching speech, the former Sherlock star paid tribute to his wife Sophie Hunter, for offering a welcome respite from his performance as the embattled drug addict.

He said: ‘There is one other person in this world I have to thank and that’s my wife Sophie, your were my rock and I had to go pretty weird for this there were some things I had to do and it was very nice to come home and feel stable again.’

Big star: Benedict Cumberbatch was another big winner of the night, as he received Best Leading Actor for his role in Patrick Melrose

Congrats: It was the star's first BAFTA win and seventh nomination

Big star: Benedict Cumberbatch was another big winner of the night, as he received Best Leading Actor for his role in Patrick Melrose, and it was the star’s first win and seventh nomination

My prize! In his touching speech, Benedict paid tribute to his wife Sophie Hunter for offering a welcome respite from his performance as the embattled drug addict

My prize! In his touching speech, Benedict paid tribute to his wife Sophie Hunter for offering a welcome respite from his performance as the embattled drug addict

Gorgeous: The happy couple had made a joint appearance on the red carpet earlier in the evening, with Sophie dazzling in a semi-sheer black midi dress

Gorgeous: The happy couple had made a joint appearance on the red carpet earlier in the evening, with Sophie dazzling in a semi-sheer black midi dress

Stunning: Helen McCrory looked incredibly beautiful in a black ruffled fishtail gown

This one's yours! The wife to Damian Lewis took to the stage to present Benedict with his award

Stunning: Helen McCrory looked incredibly beautiful in a black ruffled fishtail gown as she took to the stage to present Benedict with his grand award

Hilarious: Helen also joked that she had forgotten her reading glasses, and so had to use her sunglasses in a bid to read the autocue

Hilarious: Helen also joked that she had forgotten her reading glasses, and so had to use her sunglasses in a bid to read the autocue

Ant McPartlin also made an awkward second appearance on the stage for the awards on Sunday night, after I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here scooped the award for Reality and Constructed Factual.  

As it was announced that I’m A Celebrity had won the award, Ant stood to allow the rest of the show’s crew – including Dec and stand-in host Holly Willoughby – to take to the stage.

But it was soon clear that Dec wanted Ant to join the team on-stage, and so he tentatively did so, but stepped away from the podium and pushed Holly forward in his place.

Delivering his own speech, Dec said: ‘I’d like to say thank you to Holly for helping me out last year standing in for Ant who has reluctantly come in here tonight, because he’s still part of the team obviously.’

Strange: Ant McPartlin also made an awkward second appearance on the stage for the awards on Sunday night, after I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here scooped the award for Reality and Constructed Factual

Strange: Ant McPartlin also made an awkward second appearance on the stage for the awards on Sunday night, after I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here scooped the award for Reality and Constructed Factual

Not me! As it was announced that I'm A Celebrity had won the award, Ant stood to allow the rest of the show's crew - including Dec and stand-in host Holly Willoughby - to take to the stage

Not me! As it was announced that I’m A Celebrity had won the award, Ant stood to allow the rest of the show’s crew – including Dec and stand-in host Holly Willoughby – to take to the stage

It's you! After arriving on-stage, Ant pushed Holly towards the podium to accept the honour, after she took his place presenting the show late last year

It’s you! After arriving on-stage, Ant pushed Holly towards the podium to accept the honour, after she took his place presenting the show late last year 

Touching: Delivering his own speech, Dec said: ' I'd like to say thank you to Holly for helping me out last year standing in for Ant who has reluctantly come in here tonight, because he's still part of the team obviously'

Touching: Delivering his own speech, Dec said: ‘ I’d like to say thank you to Holly for helping me out last year standing in for Ant who has reluctantly come in here tonight, because he’s still part of the team obviously’

Ant and Dec had also scooped Best Entertainment Programme earlier in the evening for Britain’s Got Talent, and took to the stage alongside judge David Walliams. 

Taking to the stage Ant said: ‘Thank you very much. Thank you to BAFTA thank you to ITV thank you for voting for us, thank you to the judges a little bit, the hosts a lot.’

And Dec added: ‘Thank you to everybody at Thames and Syco but most of all the thank you goes to all the people who come along and audition. There really is no show without them. We did it again gang!’

But the awards show wasn’t a clean sweep for the double act, as they lost Best Entertainment Performance to Lee Mack for his work on Would I Lie To You? 

Ant made a return to television screens earlier in May for the new Britain’s Got Talent as he makes a comeback to the showbiz circuit following a tough year. 

Two in a row: Ant and Dec had also scooped Best Entertainment Programme earlier in the evening for Britain's Got Talent, and took to the stage alongside judge David Walliams

Two in a row: Ant and Dec had also scooped Best Entertainment Programme earlier in the evening for Britain’s Got Talent, and took to the stage alongside judge David Walliams

Back together: The presenting duo took to the stage to accept the honour after making their first awards show appearance since Ant's drink-drive arrest last year

Thrilled: Ant made a return to television screens earlier in May for the new Britain's Got Talent as he makes a comeback to the showbiz circuit after a tough year

Back together: The presenting duo took to the stage to accept the honour after making their first awards show appearance since Ant’s drink-drive arrest last year

The star was arrested for drink-driving in March last year and his presenting partner Dec hosted the live Britain’s Got Talent shows solo.  

Ant also split from his wife Lisa Armstrong in January last year, and has since embarked on a romance with his PA Anne-Marie Corbett, 42.

He told The Sun: ‘Anne-Marie honestly is the fundamental reason for the great change in my life. She’s been my rock. She’s a beautiful soul. We’re very happy.’

Tough time: He was arrested for drink-driving in March last year and his presenting partner Dec hosted the live Britain's Got Talent shows solo

Tough time: He was arrested for drink-driving in March last year and his presenting partner Dec hosted the live Britain’s Got Talent shows solo

Happy: The pair looked delighted to be back on the red carpet together, after Dec made an appearance solo last year

Happy: The pair looked delighted to be back on the red carpet together, after Dec made an appearance solo last year

Almost there: But the awards show wasn't a clean sweep for the double act, as they lost Best Entertainment Performance to Lee Mack for his work on Would I Lie To You?

Almost there: But the awards show wasn’t a clean sweep for the double act, as they lost Best Entertainment Performance to Lee Mack for his work on Would I Lie To You?

The show began with a performance by Gareth Malone with the choir from Kensington Aldridge Academy, which famously stood next to the Grenfell Tower.

Graham certainly came out swiping with a scathing monologue that made a dig at everything from Danny Dyer to the Seann Walsh Strictly Come Dancing kiss scandal.

The latter proved particularly brutal as Strictly host Tess Daly couldn’t hide her fury in the audience, after Graham joked the scandal was the last thing to have been so intricately analysed, before Line Of Duty’s finale last week.

The first award of the night was Best Mini-Series, which was presented by Fleabag co-stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Andrew Scott – who insisted their series was well and truly over in a hilarious tongue-in-cheek fashion. 

Amazing: Graham Norton kicked off the star-studded event, which honoured the biggest and best from TV in the last 12 months

Amazing: Graham Norton kicked off the star-studded event, which honoured the biggest and best from TV in the last 12 months

Savage: Graham certainly came out swiping with a scathing monologue

Brutal: The host made a dig at everything from Danny Dyer to the Seann Walsh Strictly Come Dancing kiss scandal

Savage: Graham certainly came out swiping with a scathing monologue that made a dig at everything from Danny Dyer to the Seann Walsh Strictly Come Dancing kiss scandal

Exciting: The awards show saw Killing Eve and Bodyguard battle it out for the coveted Best Drama prize, at the showcase in London's Royal Festival Hall

Exciting: The awards show saw Killing Eve and Bodyguard battle it out for the coveted Best Drama prize, at the showcase in London’s Royal Festival Hall

It's them! The first award of the night was Best Mini-Series, which delighted Fleabag fans as Andrew Scott and Phoebe Waller-Bridge reunited to present the prize, while playfully insisting the show had absolutely come to an end

It’s them! The first award of the night was Best Mini-Series, which delighted Fleabag fans as Andrew Scott and Phoebe Waller-Bridge reunited to present the prize, while playfully insisting the show had absolutely come to an end

Well done! Patrick Melrose was given the coveted honour, and amongst its crew, star Benedict Cumberbatch

Well done! Patrick Melrose was given the coveted honour, and amongst its crew, star Benedict Cumberbatch

Over the moon: The Sky Atlantic series was highly praised for its adaptation of the five-novel series, with Cumberbatch's performance earning particular praise

Over the moon: The Sky Atlantic series was highly praised for its adaptation of the five-novel series, with Cumberbatch’s performance earning particular praise

Patrick Melrose scooped the coveted prize, and along with its crew, star Benedict Cumberbatch proudly took to the stage to accept the prize.

The Sky Atlantic series was highly praised for its adaptation of the five-novel series, with Cumberbatch’s performance earning particular praise.

A League Of Their Own received the prize for Comedy Entertainment Programme, but sadly none of its main stars – James Corden, Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff and Romesh Ranganathan – were in attendance.

Big win: A League Of Their Own received the prize for Comedy Entertainment Programme, but sadly none of its main stars - James Corden, Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff and Romesh Ranganathan - were in attendance

Big win: A League Of Their Own received the prize for Comedy Entertainment Programme, but sadly none of its main stars – James Corden, Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff and Romesh Ranganathan – were in attendance

Funnyman: Steve Pemberton was awarded with Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for his work on Inside No. 9

Comedic star: Jessica Hynes scooped the Best Female Performance gong for There She Goes

Funny stars: Steve Pemberton was awarded with Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for his work on Inside No. 9 (left), with Jessica Hynes scooping the Best Female Performance gong for There She Goes (right)

Not a total loss: Bodyguard almost exited the awards show empty-handed, apart from the viewer-voted Must-See Moment TV moment, with star Keeley Hawes taking to the stage to accept the honour

Not a total loss: Bodyguard almost exited the awards show empty-handed, apart from the viewer-voted Must-See Moment TV moment, with star Keeley Hawes taking to the stage to accept the honour

Ben Whishaw was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his stellar performance as Norman Scott in A Very English Scandal, but thanks to his Broadway commitments the actor was unable to attend.

Instead the series’ director took to the stage, and he joked that Ben was ‘useless’ for failing to provide him with a speech.

After Who Do You Think You Are? received Best Features, Steve Pemberton was awarded with Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for his work on Inside No. 9, with Jessica Hynes scooping the Female Equivalent for There She Goes.

Legendary: Joan Bakewell also received the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship award, after decades of work in broadcasting

Legendary: Joan Bakewell also received the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship award, after decades of work in broadcasting

It's you! Joan was also spotted meeting Benedict while on-stage at the grand ceremony

It’s you! Joan was also spotted meeting Benedict while on-stage at the grand ceremony

Girl power: Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley also scooped the award for Specialist Factual

Over the moon: Lucy Worsley couldn't hide her shock at winning the award

Girl power: Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley also scooped the award for Specialist Factual, and couldn’t hide their shock that they had won the award

Joan Bakewell also received the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship award, after decades of work in broadcasting, and told the watching crowd that had set out on an ‘exhilarating journey’ to make it in a male-dominated industry.

She said: ‘It has been a long journey, and along the way I’ve had the encouragement and professional support of many, many women, making their own bid to [have] as much a chance as men. And possibly earn as much. That would be nice.’

Happy Valley and Queer As Folk producer Nicola Schindler was also given a Special Award for her outstanding contribution to television. 

Busty: Julia Stiles looked amazing in a plunging blue gown as she made her way onto the stage

Suave: The TV star was joined by McMafia's James Norton

Big stars: Riviera’s Julia Stiles and McMafia’s James Norton were also seen arriving on the stage to present one of the awards

Superstar: Danny Dyer also joined Holly on-stage to the award for Must-See TV Moment, and immediately joked about whether he should have re-iterated his crude comparison with David Cameron

Superstar: Danny Dyer also joined Holly on-stage to the award for Must-See TV Moment, and immediately joked about whether he should have re-iterated his crude comparison with David Cameron

Hilarious; The pair still proved a good duo as they presented the prize - voted for by the public - to Bodyguard

Naughty: Danny did manage to squeeze in one swear word - bleeped out for viewers - as he took another swipe at David Cameron

Hilarious; The pair still proved a good duo as they presented the prize – voted for by the public – to Bodyguard

Super soap: Danny Dyer also took to the stage to accept Best Soap and Continuing Drama for EastEnders, who beat out Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Casualty

Super soap: Danny Dyer also took to the stage to accept Best Soap and Continuing Drama for EastEnders, who beat out Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Casualty

Aren't you sweet? Strictly Come Danicng judge Shirley Ballas also had a sweet moment with finalist Joe Sugg

Fun: The video blogger cheekily gave her a twirl as they took to the stage to present an award

Aren’t you sweet? Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas also had a sweet moment with finalist Joe Sugg, as they presented an award together

Outstanding: Suranne Jones and Lenny Henry were also on hand to present the Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the TV industry

Outstanding: Suranne Jones and Lenny Henry were also on hand to present the Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the TV industry

Amazing: After announcing that Nicola Schindley would be receiving the award, Lenny delivered an amazing recital of her incredibly long list of producing credits

Amazing: After announcing that Nicola Schindley would be receiving the award, Lenny delivered an amazing recital of her incredibly long list of producing credits

Father-son time: Bradley Walsh also offered a moment of comedic relief with his son Bradley, who joked he would 'never win' one of the famous golden masks

Father-son time: Bradley Walsh also offered a moment of comedic relief with his son Bradley, who joked he would ‘never win’ one of the famous golden masks

Sporting superstars: Alex Scott and Billy Monger were also on hand to present the Best Sport Award, for BBC's coverage of the FIFA World Cup Quarter-Final between England and Sweden

Sporting superstars: Alex Scott and Billy Monger were also on hand to present the Best Sport Award, for BBC’s coverage of the FIFA World Cup Quarter-Final between England and Sweden

Many die-hard fans were also rooting for Derry Girls to win Best Comedy Programme, but the award was instead given to Sally4Ever.

Danny Dyer also took to the stage to accept Best Soap and Continuing Drama for EastEnders, who beat out Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Casualty. 

Bodyguard almost exited the awards show empty-handed, apart from the viewer-voted Must-See Moment TV moment, with star Keeley Hawes taking to the stage to accept the honour.

Lavish: It proved to be an incredibly grand occasion, as all of the winning stars took to the stage to showcase their prizes after the awards show

Lavish: It proved to be an incredibly grand occasion, as all of the winning stars took to the stage to showcase their prizes after the awards show

Girls about town: Many of the stars were also spotted backstage after accepting their awards, including Julia Stiles (left)

Glamorous: Helen McCrory also cut a beautiful figure at the awards showcase

Girls about town: Many of the stars were also spotted backstage after accepting their awards, including Julia Stiles (left) and Helen McCrory (right)

Ahead on the show on the red carpet, Holly, Jodie and Susanna all looked incredible as they upped the glam to the max, with the Killing Eve beauty going for a one-shoulder magenta gown while the newly-single GMB star was showing off her assets in a sheer black ensemble – clearly cementing her new relationship status.  

Holly looked incredible in a thigh-slash blue gown which featured a lingerie-style body underneath while the billowing sheer lengths added drama to the stunning look. 

Jodie was every inch the leading lady in her one-shouldered gown which boasted a floor-sweeping arm while the  rest clung to her physique while she wore her blonde locks in bouncy waves.  

Woah! Holly looked incredible in a thigh-slash blue gown which featured a lingerie-style body underneath while the billowing sheer lengths added drama to the stunning look

Woah! Holly looked incredible in a thigh-slash blue gown which featured a lingerie-style body underneath while the billowing sheer lengths added drama to the stunning look

Wow! Susanna looked incredible as she hit the red carpet, just weeks after she addressed her breakup from Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish, 53, live on GMB

Wow! Susanna looked incredible as she hit the red carpet, just weeks after she addressed her breakup from Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish, 53, live on GMB

Susanna looked incredible as she hit the red carpet, just weeks after she addressed her breakup from Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish, 53, live on GMB. The TV star’s co-presenter Piers Morgan probed Susanna, 48, about the split, hours after the Daily Mail exclusively revealed the news. 

As Piers asked, ‘Are you single again? You are aren’t you?’ an upbeat Susanna replied: ‘Yep. Let’s not dwell. I’m fine, we’re fine, we’re very good friends. We were at the match on Saturday.’ 

Clearly not fazed by her woes, she hit the red carpet in the incredibly daring gown which featured an entirely sheer top with strategically-placed appliques to protect her modesty. 

Doctor Foster star Suranne wore a gown with a tuxedo-style top and a billowing pink skirt on the bottom. 

Injecting some serious A-list glam into the evening was Benedict and Sophie, who could not resist locking lips in a steamy display on the red carpet.

A dream: Keeley was a vision in a Bardot gown which gave a nod to bridal style

A dream: Keeley was a vision in a Bardot gown which gave a nod to bridal style

TV royalty Ant and Dec, who are celebrating 30 years of working together this year after first appearing on TV screens in teen drama Byker Grove, walked the red carpet in dashing style.

Fleabag hit and Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was looking incredible in a powder blue gown with a demure shape and dramatic sleeves to help show off her flawless frame while her make-up was chic and bold.  

The whole gang (bar Susanna): Alex Beresford, Sean Fletcher, Laura Tobin, Charlotte Hawkins, Piers Morgan, Ranvir Singh, Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard all posed together to fly the flag for GMB

The whole gang (bar Susanna): Alex Beresford, Sean Fletcher, Laura Tobin, Charlotte Hawkins, Piers Morgan, Ranvir Singh, Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard all posed together to fly the flag for GMB

Stunner: Billie Piper, who had been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in BBC thriller Collateral, was every inch the leading lady as she turned heads in a black one-shouldered blazer-style dress

A vision: The actress, 36, looked stunning in the quirky floor length which featured a daring thigh-high split

Stunner: Billie Piper, who had been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in BBC thriller Collateral, was every inch the leading lady as she turned heads in a black one-shouldered blazer-style dress

Blue beauty: Fiona looked sensational in a Bardot blue gown with a pillar base and thin straps

Blue beauty: Fiona looked sensational in a Bardot blue gown with a pillar base and thin straps

Wow! Rochelle was sure to make a statement as she showed off her lingerie from beneath the sheer gown

A vision: She looked stunning as she strutted into the venue in style

Wow! Rochelle was sure to make a statement as she showed off her lingerie from beneath the sheer gown 

10 Things I Love About Your Outfit... Julia ensured she upped the glam factor to the max in a billowing navy gown

Work it out: She certainly knew how to work all her best angles

10 Things I Love About Your Outfit… Julia ensured she upped the glam factor to the max in a billowing navy gown

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