BAFTA TV Awards 2024: Stars including Ant and Dec arrive in full glam on the red carpet

Ant and Dec at the 2024 TV BAFTAs
Ant and Dec looked sharp in matching suits -Credit:David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock

The 2024 BAFTA TV Awards are kicking off in London and celebrities are turning out in full glam to walk the red carpet.

Actors and celebrities from the entertainment industry will celebrate all things small screen tonight at the glittering event. First to arrive on the iconic carpet was various stars from Strictly Come Dancing - which is nominated in the Best Entertainment Programme category.

EastEnders actor Bobby Brazier, 20, who was a runner up in the 2023 season of the BBC dance show, arrived looking dapper in a black suit and fellow runner up Layton Williams, 29, arrived in a flamboyant suit with his chest on show.

Contestants from the past series of the dancing show also turned up including 2019 contestant Michelle Visage, who stunned in a strapless black dress. 2018 contestant Katie Piper also attended the event - wearing a black and white summer evening gown - where she stands to be part of a winning team as Loose Women, which she has co-hosted since 2021, is in the Best Daytime category, writes The Mirror.

Loose Women are up against fellow ITV daytime show Lorraine and also the BBC shows Make It a Market and Scam Interceptors in the hope of scooping the award. While Strictly will hope to scoop the best entertainment prize against the Apple TV+ show Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas and the BBC shows Later... with Jools Holland and Michael McIntyre's Big Show.

The final series of Happy Valley is set to go head-to-head with heist drama The Gold and spy thriller Slow Horses for a top gong at tonight's star-studded event. They're up against crime series Top Boy for the best drama award at the ceremony, hosted by Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan at the Royal Festival Hall.

Bobby Brazier attends the 2024 BAFTA Television Awards
Bobby Brazier attends the 2024 BAFTA Television Awards -Credit:Scott Garfitt/BAFTA via Getty Images

Creator Sally Wainwright's Yorkshire-based thriller Happy Valley, already boasting numerous awards, is bidding its farewell. Its leading lady Sarah Lancashire is also in the running for the best actress Bafta for her role as the straight-talking sergeant Catherine Cawood.

She faces stiff competition from seasoned actress Anne Reid for her performance in The Sixth Commandment, a show delving into the deaths of Peter Farquhar and Ann Moore-Martin in Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire. Bella Ramsey has also bagged a leading actress nomination for her part in The Last Of Us, the TV version of the massively popular video game set in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a pandemic.

Katie Piper at the 2024 TV BAFTAs
Loose Women star Katie Piper, who was a Strictly contestant in 2018, wore a sleeveless summer dress -Credit:PA

Helena Bonham Carter has been nominated for the leading actress category for her portrayal of Crossroads star Noele Gordon, affectionately known as Nolly, in ITVX's drama Nolly. The series, penned by Russell T Davies, charts the rise and fall of the actress.

Anjana Vasan, also recognised for her work in Channel 4's We Are Lady Parts, is up for the leading actress award for her role as sales assistant Nida in the Black Mirror episode Demon 79. Sharon Horgan has also received a nomination for Best Interests.

The final instalment of Netflix's Royal drama The Crown is vying for several awards. Among the nominations for the sixth series, which was released in two parts last year, are a leading actor nomination for Dominic West for his portrayal of Charles, then the Prince of Wales, and a supporting actor nomination for Salim Daw, who played Mohamed Al-Fayed, the father of Diana, Princess of Wales's partner, Dodi Fayed.

Leyton wore a stunning green suit -Credit:PA
Leyton wore a stunning green suit -Credit:PA

The series has secured two nominations in the supporting actress category, with Elizabeth Debicki nominated for her role as Diana, Princess of Wales and Lesley Manville for her portrayal of Princess Margaret.

Scottish actor Brian Cox has earned a Bafta TV nomination for his commanding performance as Logan Roy in the hit series Succession, contending with The Crown's Dominic West, Kane Robinson from Top Boy, Paapa Essiedu for The Lazarus Project, and Timothy Spall in The Sixth Commandment. This marks Cox's first nod from Bafta TV since 1993 for his role in The Lost Language Of Cranes.

Steve Coogan is also in the running for the leading actor gong for his chilling portrayal of Jimmy Savile in the BBC's The Reckoning. Additionally, six of television's most talked-about moments have made the shortlist for a Bafta, with the winner being decided by public vote.

Among the scenes vying for the P&O Cruises memorable moment award are Ncuti Gatwa's reveal as Doctor Who's 15th Time Lord, the jaw-dropping demise of Logan Roy in Succession, and David Beckham ribbing Victoria about her "working-class" roots.

The gripping final face-off between Catherine Cawood and Tommy Lee Royce in Happy Valley, blind musician Lucy's stirring act in The Piano, and the touching bond between Bill and Frank in The Last Of Us are also contenders for the accolade.

Baroness Floella Benjamin, a cherished former children's TV host, will be honoured with the prestigious Bafta Fellowship at the event, while beloved daytime presenter Lorraine Kelly is set to receive a special award.

The glittering Bafta TV Awards ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One at 7pm.

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