David Tennant To Present Award In Friday's BAFTA Television Awards Ceremony



David Tennant has been announced as a guest presenter for the BAFTA television awards on Friday. David will be amongst a collection of stars, also including Michael Sheen, who will join host Richard Ayoade via video link. 

The awards are being broadcast on BBC One on Friday 31st July from behind closed doors and nominees will accept their awards virtually.
Actors Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal, Adrian Lester, Himesh Patel and Joe Cole, presenter Stacey Dooley and comedian Greg Davies will be joining Richard in the studio. 

He will also be joined virtually by Billy Porter, Chris O’Dowd, Jeff Goldblum, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Ruth Madeley, all presenting via video-link.

The show will also feature two performances from Australian comedian and musician Tim Minchin, including an original song composed for the event.

The Bafta TV awards were due to take place on May 17, while the craft awards, which celebrate technical achievements, were to be held on April 26, but were postponed because of the coronavirus crisis.

The craft awards were streamed online on July 17, hosted by Stephen Mangan.

Like the craft awards, the TV ceremony will take place as a closed studio, socially-distanced show, and nominees will be invited to accept their awards virtually.

Ayoade will host the show for the first time and actor Idris Elba will receive the special award, one of Bafta’s highest accolades, presented by a surprise guest.

Sky drama Chernobyl and Netflix’s royal saga The Crown lead the way, securing three nominations each for the main awards.

The Virgin Media Baftas will be broadcast on BBC One at 7pm on Friday 31st July.
Comedian Tom Allen will host a pre-show across Bafta’s social media platforms from 6pm.

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