In capes, gowns and full glam, stars of British television have walked the red carpet at the BAFTA TV awards ahead of today’s ceremony.
Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer, It’s A Sin’s Olly Alexander and Ant and Dec are among those attending the event at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank.
The event, hosted by comedian Richard Ayoade, celebrates the best of British television across multiple awards.
It’s A Sin, the Channel 4 series that follows a group of gay men and their friends who lived during the HIV/AIDs crisis in the UK, leads the nominations with 11 nods, including best mini-series, leading actor and leading actress.
BBC Radio One presenter Vick Hope, reality TV star Sam Thompson and TV presenter Zeze Millz are hosting the red carpet show.
Years and Years singer Olly Alexander is in the running for the best leading actor award for his role in It’s A Sin.
Jodie Comer and Olivia Colman arrived in classic black, while diver Tom Daley brought of a splash colour in a yellow, white and blue suit.
The true crime black comedy-drama Landscapers, which was co-produced by Sky and stars Olivia Colman and David Thewlis, is close behind It’s a Sin with seven nominations.
During the ceremony, awards will be presented by a variety of recognisable 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.
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Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa, who was revealed today as the next Doctor Who, also walked the carpet.
The Scottish actor, who starred as Eric Effiong in the hit Netflix series, said the announcement means he can “finally breathe” after being cast in the role months ago.
The Virgin Media Bafta TV awards will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on May 8 at 6pm.