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Oti Mabuse joins Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield in BAFTA shoot

The great and good of television are preparing for Sunday’s BAFTA TV Awards. 

And leading the way is Oti Mabuse, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, who graced a special issue of Radio Times in stunning style. 

The Strictly Come Dancing star, 30, and the This Morning icons, aged 40 and 59 respectively, looked incredible in the new images, as they joined Ant and Dec and Jay Blades in the teasing shots ahead of the ceremony. 

Cheers! Oti Mabuse graced a special issue of Radio Times in stunning style to tease Sunday night’s BAFTAs 

Oti was wowing in a green gown with glitter adornments while her hair was coiffed to perfection in the stunning red carpet-inspired shots. 

Speaking about the future of last year’s Strictly and whether she thought the show would go to ahead, she said: ‘I really didn’t! Sarah James, our executive producer, is one of the smartest ladies in showbiz. I knew she would make it work.’ 

Holly meanwhile sported a one-shouldered navy gown with her hair coiffed to perfection to frolic with her co-host in front of the camera. 

Phil was suited and booted in a sleek suit, as they too spoke about the past year. 

Living it up: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield joined in the glamour

Living it up: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield joined in the glamour 

On their fears of being on-screen during lockdown, Holly said: ‘When this started, we had as much fear and anxiety as everybody else. At one point we had cameras put into our homes so we could broadcast from there if we couldn’t get into the studio.’

Phillip went on: ‘We watched the team drift away and suddenly it was just Holly and I getting ready in make-up – and that was like a therapy session…

The new issues of Radio Times is on newsstands now

The new issues of Radio Times is on newsstands now

‘But right from the start, we said we didn’t want to do hysteria broadcasting. Not doom and gloom, but honest and challenging.’ 

After coming out as gay in February last year, Phillip spoke about how the pandemic puts personal issues in perspective. 

He said: ‘I think what’s important is that you realise that, in the space of a year, just how big other things can be – look what we’ve all gone through as a nation…

‘There are much, much bigger things in the world than our own personal struggles.’

Speaking about what has changed since she first hit the sofa 12 years ago, Holly went on: ‘So much. When I started, I was terrified…

Having a giggle! Ant and Dec were getting playful behind the scenes

Having a giggle! Ant and Dec were getting playful behind the scenes 

‘I only ever felt comfortable in cookery and fashion – I was so scared of asking important questions for fear of looking stupid. I was quite young and I think some people were questioning whether I was the right person for the job…

‘Luckily, Phil believed in me from the get-go.’

When asked: ‘With BAFTA having created a daytime category this year, will this end some of the snootiness around daytime TV?’ Phillip said: ‘I would hope there has been a bit of a sea change. 

Sleek! Huw Edwards was putting on a smart display in the snaps

Sleek! Huw Edwards was putting on a smart display in the snaps 

‘Now people know what we do and who we are. I do think that will break down some of the snobbishness’.

Their shoot comes after it was revealed that celebrities who can’t attend the event in person will be beamed onto the red carpet as holograms.

Fans will also be able to take part in the star-studded evening and have their digital likeness appear on screen to ask their favourite star a question.

Presenters Stacey Dooley and Vick Hope will introduce the hologram guests to those actually at the socially distanced ceremony.

In the frame: The Repair Shop star Jay Blades was putting on a jaunty display during the shoot

In the frame: The Repair Shop star Jay Blades was putting on a jaunty display during the shoot

High tech guests: The BAFTA TV Awards are set to beam celebrities who can't attend Sunday's event in person onto the red carpet as holograms (pictured, a BAFTA mask gong)

High tech guests: The BAFTA TV Awards are set to beam celebrities who can’t attend Sunday’s event in person onto the red carpet as holograms (pictured, a BAFTA mask gong)

COVID restrictions mean TV fans can’t be in attendance on the red carpet as usual this year and some nominees won’t be able to attend because of filming bubbles.

In an attempt to ensure everyone can access the awards, Virgin Media will beam them onto the red carpet through the latest hologram technology.

All content will be captured by a live stream camera and will enable everyone at home to see the action unfold from the comfort of their living room. 

Members of the public can watch a livestream of the red carpet and be a part of the glamour by visiting Virgin’s website from noon on Sunday, 6th June.   

Big night: Presenters Stacey Dooley (pictured) and Vick Hope will introduce the hologram guests to those actually at the socially distanced ceremony

Big night: Presenters Stacey Dooley (pictured) and Vick Hope will introduce the hologram guests to those actually at the socially distanced ceremony

They can also choose from a selection of digital red carpet outfits to help them get into the spirit of the Awards and get ready carpet ready.

If selected, they will be beamed onto the red carpet and could even ask a question to their favourite celeb with a video of the interaction being sent to the fan after.    

Several of the year’s biggest TV moments will be celebrated on Sunday, with Diversity’s controversial BLM-inspired routine on Britain’s Got Talent, which sparked 24,500 complaints to Ofcom, featured in the must-see moment category.  

The new issues of Radio Times is on newsstands now

BAFTA TV Awards 2021: Nominations

DRAMA SERIES

GANGS OF LONDON

I HATE SUZIE

SAVE ME TOO 

THE CROWN

LEADING ACTOR

JOHN BOYEGA – Small Axe

JOSH O’CONNOR – The Crown

PAAPA ESSIEDU – I May Destroy You

PAUL MESCAL – Normal People

SHAUN PARKES – Small Axe

WALEED ZUAITER – Baghdad Central

LEADING ACTRESS

BILLIE PIPER – I Hate Suzie

DAISY EDGAR-JONES – Normal People 

HAYLEY SQUIRES – Adult Material 

JODIE COMER – Killing Eve

LETITIA WRIGHT – Small Axe

MICHAELA COEL – I May Destroy You

SUPPORTING ACTOR

KUNAL NAYYAR – Criminal: UK

MALACHI KIRBY – Small Axe 

MICHAEL SHEEN – Quiz

MICHEAL WARD – Small Axe 

RUPERT EVERETT – Adult Material

TOBIAS MENZIES – The Crown

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

HELENA BONHAM CARTER – The Crown

LEILA FARZAD – I Hate Suzie 

RAKIE AYOLA – Anthony 

SIENA KELLY – Adult Material

SOPHIE OKONEDO – Criminal: UK 

WERUCHE OPIA – I May Destroy You

COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

CHARLIE BROOKER’S ANTIVIRAL WIPE 

ROB & ROMESH VS Jack Shillaker

THE BIG NARSTIE SHOW

THE RANGANATION

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

AIMEE LOU WOOD – Sex Education

DAISY HAGGARD – Breeders

DAISY MAY COOPER – This Country

EMMA MACKEY – Sex Education 

GBEMISOLA IKUMELO – Famalam

MAE MARTIN – Feel Good

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

CHARLIE COOPER – This Country

GUZ KHAN – Man Like Mobeen

JOSEPH GILGUN – Brassic

NCUTI GATWA – Sex Education

PAUL RITTER – Friday Night Dinner

REECE SHEARSMITH – Inside No.9

MINI-SERIES

ADULT MATERIAL

I MAY DESTROY YOU 

NORMAL PEOPLE 

SMALL AXE

CURRENT AFFAIRS

AMERICA’S WAR ON ABORTION (EXPOSURE) 

ITALY’S FRONTLINE: A DOCTOR’S DIARY

THE BATTLE FOR HONG KONG (DISPATCHES)

THE CYPRUS PAPERS UNDERCOVER (AL JAZEERA INVESTIGATIONS)

DAYTIME

JIMMY MCGOVERN’S MOVING ON 

RICHARD OSMAN’S HOUSE OF GAMES

THE CHASE 

THE GREAT HOUSE GIVEAWAY  

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE

ADAM HILLS – The Last Leg

BRADLEY WALSH – Beat the Chasers

CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN – Strictly Come Dancing

DAVID MITCHELL – Would I Lie to You? At Christmas 

GRAHAM NORTON – The Graham Norton Show 

ROMESH RANGANATHAN – The Ranganation 

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY 

LIFE & RHYMES

STRICTLY COME DANCING 

THE MASKED SINGER

FACTUAL SERIES

CRIME & PUNISHMENT

HOSPITAL

LOSING IT: OUR MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY 

ONCE UPON A TIME IN IRAQ

FEATURES

BIG ZUU’S BIG EATS

LONG LOST FAMILY: BORN WITHOUT TRACE

MORTIMER AND WHITEHOUSE: GONE FISHING 

THE REPAIR SHOP  

NEWS COVERAGE

BBC NEWS AT TEN: PRIME MINISTER ADMITTED TO INTENSIVE CARE 

CHANNEL 4 NEWS: DETERRING DEMOCRACY 

NEWSNIGHT: COVID CARE CRISIS 

SKY NEWS: INSIDE IDLIB 

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL

MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS 

RACE ACROSS THE WORLD 

THE SCHOOL THAT TRIED TO END RACISM 

THE WRITE OFFS 

SINGLE DRAMA

ANTHONY

BBW (ON THE EDGE)

SITTING IN LIMBO 

THE WINDERMERE CHILDREN

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA

CASUALTY

CORONATION STREET

EASTENDERS

HOLLYOAKS  

INTERNATIONAL

LITTLE AMERICA 

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY

UNORTHODOX

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA: THE GAY PURGE (STORYVILLE)

LIVE EVENT

LIFE DRAWING LIVE! 

SPRINGWATCH

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE

THE THIRD DAY: AUTUMN Production Team 

SCRIPTED COMEDY

GHOSTS 

INSIDE NO. 9 

MAN LIKE MOBEEN

THIS COUNTRY

SHORT FORM PROGRAMME

CRIPTALES 

DISABLED NOT DEFEATED: THE ROCK BANS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES – DELTA 7 

THE MAIN PART 

THEY SAW THE SUN FIRST

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

AMERICAN MURDER: THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR 

ANTON FERDINAND: FOOTBALL, RACISM & ME

LOCKED IN: BREAKING THE SILENCE (STORYVILLE) 

SURVIVING COVID 

VIRGIN MEDIA’S MUST-SEE MOMENT (voted for by the public)

BRIDGERTON – Penelope is revealed as Lady Whistledown 

BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT – Diversity perform a routine inspired by the events of 2020

EASTENDERS – Gray kills Chantelle  

GOGGLEBOX – Reactions to Boris Johnson’s press conference

NIGELLA’S COOK, EAT, REPEAT – Mee-cro-wah-vay

THE MANDALORIAN – Luke Skywalker arrives

 

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