Emily Atack says Gavin & Stacey was the must-see TV moment of 2019

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From Digital Spy

I'm a Celebrity star Emily Atack still can't get over the Gavin & Stacey reunion from last Christmas.

Atack, who is soon to get her own ITV sketch show, is a spokesperson for Virgin TV’s Must-See Moments at the 2020 British Academy Television Awards, which is the only category voted on by the public.

The nominees this year are Sinead Osbourne's tragic death in Coronation Street, the iconic confessional scene in Fleabag, Arya vs The Night King in Game of Thrones, Nessa proposing to Smithy in Gavin & Stacey, the fate of John Corbett in Line of Duty and Michael's bombshell recoupling decision in Love Island.

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Photo credit: Barcroft Media - Getty Images

Quizzed on how she'd personally vote, Atack told Digital Spy and other media: "I think it's got to be the Gavin & Stacy moment. It's got everything in it. It's so warm. It's family. It's the sort of moment you sit around and watch as a family. It's a powerful moment, you know?

"And I just think it's a really sweet, lovely moment. And again, everybody loves Gavin & Stacey. I thought the Christmas special was amazing, and I wasn't disappointed at all. That was the moment for me, definitely."

Atack will be hosting a portion of the BAFTA TV Awards pre-show, while Richard Ayoade will be doing the main show. Category presenters for a new socially-distanced format include Strictly Come Dancing's Stacey Dooley, Normal People's Paul Mescal, Line of Duty's Adrian Lester and Taskmaster's Greg Davies all in person.

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Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images

"Obviously, it's not going to be the ceremony that we're all used to, but it'll still be a great night," Atack told us.

"I'm probably going to get a bit starstruck, to be honest, from seeing so many cool people."

The 2020 British Academy Television Awards air on BBC One on Friday (July 31) at 7pm.

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