Ever wondered what happens when all of your favourite TV stars are in the same room together? Well, wonder no longer. Thanks to the lovely team at House of Fraser, this year’s official sponsor, we hit the red carpet to mingle with the stars. Well, it’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it.
Everyone from Catherine Tate to Diana Agron was posing up a storm, and we even brushed shoulders with Downton Abbey’s Lord Grantham, or Hugh Bonneville as he’s more usually known. Selfies over, we ascended the steps of Drury Lane’s Theatre Royal to take our seats before our host for the evening, Graham Norton, kicked off the awards. The big winners of the night included Ant and Dec, who scooped not one, but two awards for their entertainment prowess, as well as Channel 4’s legendary news presenter, John Snow, who was awarded with the BAFTA Fellowship prize.
The coveted award for Best Leadng Actress went to 22-year old newcomer, Georgina Campbell, star of BBC Three’s Murdered By My Boyfriend, the true and chilling story of Ashley, who died as a result of the domestic abuse she suffered. Having starred in British drama such as Holby City and The Dumping Ground, we can’t wait to see what’s next for this rising star.
Other winners included Coronation Street, for Best Soap and Continuing Drama, Sherlock, which scooped the Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by the public) and Happy Valley, which won for Best Drama Series. Even our host won an award, with The Graham Norton Show taking Best Comedy Programme.
Awards over, it was time to hit House of Fraser’s pink carpet over at London’s Grosvenor House, which was headed up by hound on the ground, Mr. Darcy. Yep, the adorable beagle was the talking point of the afterparty, with everyone from Rosie Fortescue to Lilah Parsons stopping for a photo with him. Once inside, we made our way past Sheridan Smith taking selfies and James Corden entertaining a crowd to find our seat for dinner. And, along with Sophie Ellis Bextor and Laura Whitmore, we enjoyed a feast before the dancing commenced.
With that, our BAFTA experience was over, although we did manage to congratulate Ant and Dec on our way out. We may be feeling a little tired today, but we can safely say it was worth it. The best news is you can shop most of the evening’s looks at House of Fraser right now, as everyone from Lilah Parsons and Laura Whitmore to Sophie Ellis Bextor and Michelle Keegan 0chose frocks from the high street hot spot, leaving us with a wish list as long as our arm.
With that in mind, we’re off to decide which look will be our winning wedding guest outfit. Until next year, BAFTA…
Check out our gallery of the best look’s from the BAFTA red carpet…