Stacey Solomon's four-word response as BAFTA hosts mock Joe Swash

The star stuck up for her husband after BAFTA hosts Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan took a swipe
The star stuck up for her husband after BAFTA hosts Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan took a swipe -Credit:FILE

Stacey Solomon has hit back at BAFTA TV Awards hosts after they mocked her husband Joe Swash.

The 34-year-old Loose Women panelist presented the gong for Factual Entertainment at the glitzy ceremony on Sunday (May 12) evening. Before taking to the stage, hosts Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan introduced her onto the stage and took a swipe at Joe.

Romesh said: "Next is the award for Factual Entertainment and to present it is the host of Sort Your Life Out." Rob added: "Which is a bit much coming from the person who married Joe Swash. Could you please welcome the national treasure, Stacey Solomon."

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Before announcing the nominees, Stacey told them: "He's not that bad." She continued to tell the audience that she's excited to be out of the house with her five children "and a Joe Swash". After going through the potential winners, it was revealed that Celebrity Race Across the World had won the gong.

Elsewhere, the comedians poked fun at the economy after Liz Truss’s spell as prime minister, NHS waiting times and Russian President Vladimir Putin as they hosted the Bafta TV awards.

The duo, who hosted the ceremony for the second consecutive time, opened the show with a monologue featuring a host of “topical” gags.

“Deal Or No Deal returned with Stephen Mulhern as the host, although thanks to Liz Truss the banker hasn’t been able to offer him anything lower than a 17% five-year fixed rate,” Ranganathan joked, referencing Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister.

Last month, Ms Truss again refused to apologise for the banking crisis, pointing out that “mortgage rates have gone up across the world”, and reiterated her criticism of Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey.

Beckett continued the opening monologue: “At the end of last year, Ncuti Gatwa became the 15th incarnation of Doctor Who.”

“At least someone could get a doctor’s appointment – am I right guys?” Ranganathan joked.

Beckett said “here we go, did someone order double politics”, to which Ranganathan replied: “A little bit of topical.”

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