Tess Daly and Janette Manrara stood out from the crowd at this year’s BAFTA Television Awards on Sunday afternoon at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
The Strictly presenter, 52, wowed onlookers in a green figure-hugging midi dress as she posed up a storm on the red carpet.
The blonde beauty elevated her height in a pair of gold heels as she showed up to support the BBC show which is nominated for the entertainment programme award.
Stunning: Tess Daly (pictured) and Janette Manrara stood out from the crowd at this year’s BAFTA Television Awards on Sunday afternoon at London ‘s Royal Festival Hall
Tess beamed as she accessorised with chunky gold bracelets and styled her blonde locks in loose curls.
Meanwhile Janette, 38, commanded attention in a ruffled pink gown with a thigh-high split detail and trail.
The former professional Strictly dancer sported a pair of nude heels and carried a small clutch.
She was all smiles as she swept her brunette tresses back into a bun and opted for a glam make-up look at the star-studded event.
Eye-catching: Janette, 38, commanded attention in a ruffled pink gown with a thigh-high split detail and trail
These awards recognise and celebrate the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2021, with acclaimed programmes from the past 12 months, including It’s A Sin and Help leading the nods.
Channel 4 series It’s A Sin leads the nominations at the Bafta television awards where it is in the running for 11 gongs.
Landscapers, which starred Olivia Colman, has received seven nominations while Channel 4’s acclaimed pandemic-set drama Help, starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham has earned six nods.
Another Stephen Graham led drama Time has also received six nods as has the comedy We Are Lady Parts.
Looking good: The Strictly presenter, 52, wowed onlookers in a green figure-hugging midi dress as she posed up a storm on the red carpet
There are five nominations for Sex Education and four for A Very British Scandal
It’s A Sin, written and created by Queer As Folk and Doctor Who screenwriter Russell T Davies, tracked a group of gay men and their friends as they navigated the UK’s HIV/Aids crisis throughout the 80s and early 90s.
The show’s 11 nominations, comprising of five in the craft categories and six in the television awards categories, include nods for Davies in the writer drama category, as well as a leading actor nomination for singer Olly Alexander for his role as Ritchie Tozer.
His co-star Lydia West has been nominated in the leading actress category, alongside Kate Winslet, who starred in HBO/Sky Atlantic’s Mare Of Easttown, and marking The Titanic star’s first TV performance nomination, although she has previously been nominated for and won film Baftas, and is a previous Britannia Award winner.
Wow! The blonde beauty elevated her height in a pair of gold heels as she showed up to support the BBC show which is nominated for the entertainment programme award
Also nominated in the leading actress category are Denise Gough and Emily Watson for ITV’s Too Close, alongside Jodie Comer for Channel 4 drama Help, and Niamh Algar for Channel 4’s Deceit.
Stars going up against Years & Years singer Alexander in the leading actor category include David Thewlis for Landscapers, Hugh Quarshie for ITV’s Stephen, Samuel Adewunmi for BBC’s You Don’t Know Me, Sean Bean for Time and Stephen Graham for Channel 4’s Help.
Sky drama Landscapers, which also starred Olivia Colman, who is not nominated in the performance categories, is the second-most nominated TV show, with seven in total, five in the craft categories and two in the television categories.
Inspired by real events, the series starred Colman and Thewlis as a mild-mannered married couple whose lives are upturned after dead bodies are discovered in the back garden of a house in Nottingham.
Gorgeous: The former professional Strictly dancer sported a pair of nude heels and carried a small clutch
Landscapers’ nominations include for director fiction, original music, leading actor and mini-series categories.
Help, Time and We Are Lady Parts have all received six nominations, Netflix’s Sex Education has received five nominations and A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in the drama series about the couple’s high-profile split in the 1960s, has four nominations in the craft categories.
The nominations for the public-voted Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment include when Adele was surprised by her teacher on An Audience with Adele; Ant and Dec joking about Downing Street’s parties on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! and Rose and Giovanni’s silent dance on Strictly.
Sean Lock has been nominated for an award following his death from cancer at the age of 58 last year.
Fashionista: She was all smiles as she swept her brunette tresses back into a bun and opted for a glam make-up look at the star-studded event
The comedian has received a nod in the entertainment performance category for his role on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
He is up against Alison Hammond, for I Can See Your Voice, Big Zuu, for Big Zuu’s Big Eats, Graham Norton for The Graham Norton Show, Joe Lycett, for Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, and Michael McIntyre, for Michael McIntyre/s The Wheel.
There was surprise snubs for EastEnders and Hollyoaks in the Soaps and Continuing Drama category,
Holby City, which aired its final episode this week, is up against Casualty, Coronation Street and Emmerdale.
BAFTA’s: These awards recognise and celebrate the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2021, with acclaimed programmes from the past 12 months, including It’s A Sin and Help leading the nods
Comedian, presenter and star of The IT Crowd Richard Ayoade will host the Virgin Media Bafta TV Awards ceremony for the third consecutive year as it returns to London’s Royal Festival Hall on May 8.
EastEnders has been snubbed in the soap category at the BAFTA TV Awards.
The BBC show failed to get a nod despite strong storylines, including Gray Atkins’ murders which have drawn in viewers throughout the year, however Holby City – which aired its final episode this week – did get a nod.
Hollyoaks was also snubbed in the Soaps category – which has been running on Channel 4 since 1995. Holby City is up against Casualty, Coronation Street and Emmerdale in the category.
Amazing: Strictly Come Dancing has been nominated for the entrainment programme award (Tess and Janette pictures on the show in 2019)
Other notable snubs include an omission for Kate Garraway’s emotional documentary Caring For Derek.
GMB star Kate has made two moving documenatries over the past two years following her husband Derek’s battle with the ongoing effects of Covid.
Kate’s 2021 documentary Finding Derek won a BAFTA last year but her recent follow-up Caring for Derek, following the family’s adjustments after Derek returned home, failed to pick up a nod on Wednesday.
BBC favourite Line Of Duty also didn’t receive any nominations despite its popularity with viewers.
The sixth series finale, which aired in May 2021 was the most-watched episode of any drama (excluding soaps) since modern records began in 2002, with 12.8 million tuning in.
The second most viewed drama of the year, BBC1’s Vigil, did receive a nod in the Best Drama category but lead Suranne Jones was overlooked for a Leading Actress nomination.