Emily Atack sizzles in a shorts suit as she leads the BAFTA red carpet on the hottest day of the year

THE Bafta Awards are going ahead tonight after being postponed due to coronavirus, with Emily Atack leading the fashion pack in shorts on the hottest day of the year so far. 

The Bafta TV 2020 awards will be broadcast on BBC One tonight, July 31, but it will be very different from previous years. 

Despite the changes, stars turned out for the virgin Media award ceremony in central London, as temperatures hit a sweltering 34c. 

The Inbetweeners and I’m a Celebrity star Emily Atack went for a smart white blazer with matching shorts, which she paired with strappy black sandals. 

She shared a snap of her outfit on Instagram, complete with sunglasses, writing: "Off we go….. hosting the #VirginMediaBAFTAs social channels today with the brilliant Tom Allen.”

And while some celebs couldn't be there in person, they shared snaps of themselves celebrating the Bafta Awards at home.

Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer, who's nominated for leading actress for her portrayal of Villanelle, uploaded a snap to Instagram of herself in a Duro Olowu frock in her garden, clutching a glass of fizz.

She wrote: "BAFTA is looking a little different this year….

"I’ve swapped the Royal Festival Hall for a BBQ in the back garden!! Shout out to the legend General Manager at Liverpool Parcelforce who hand delivered this beautiful @duroolowu dress to me this morning.

"After saying I was going to wear my pyjamas to this year’s BAFTAs I nearly got what I wished for! And thanks to @noblepanacea for the glow. Congratulations to all the nominees, let’s dance!"

Black appeared to be a popular shade on the red carpet, with presenter Stacey Dooley wearing a daring plunging gown.

She wore minimal accessories with the fishtail frock, pairing it with slip-on black heels featuring a bow on the toe.

Actress Aisling Bea wore on off-the-shoulder floor-length gown, covered in paint-esque polka dots.

She wore her dark locks loose, and glammed up her outfit with some dangling earrings.

Meanwhile actress Jessica Hynes went for full red-carpet glamour, wearing a strapless floor-length black gown, with metallic detail at the neck.

Daisy Edgar-Jones, who stars in Normal People, also went for full glam, wearing floor-length black dress with silver chain detailing at the top, which she matched with sparkling heels.

Nina Toussaint-White, known for her role as DS Louise Rayburn in series The Bodyguard, also opted for white, wearing a strapless patterned frock with matching heels.


To comply with social distancing the Awards will take place in a closed studio, with winners invited to accept their awards virtually.

A Baftas pre-show will be airing via live stream from 6pm, and it will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer. 

The ceremony will be hosted by Richard Ayoade, who joked at the time: “I am as surprised as you are that this is still going ahead”.

Bafta Chief Executive Amanda Berry said: “I am thrilled that Richard Ayoade will be hosting the Television Awards for the first time.”

The full list of Bafta 2020 TV nominations was announced on June 4, with Sky Atlantic’s miniseries Chernobyl leading the nominations. 

The show received 14 nominations, including best miniseries, best leading actor for Jared Harris and best supporting actor for Stellan Skarsgard.


The Television Craft Awards and Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards were originally scheduled for April 26 and May 17.

However, organisers announced that the ceremony will be delayed until later in the year.

The official BAFTA account tweeted: "Following the latest government advice, we regret to announce that the BAFTA Television Craft Awards and Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, originally scheduled for 26 April & 17 May, will be postponed until later in the year."

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