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Bleary-eyed Graham Norton is pictured waiting for a taxi after the star-studded BAFTA TV Awards

It was a star-studded night at London‘s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday as the famous faces of the small screen celebrated the BAFTA TV Awards.

And among them was veteran presenter Graham Norton, who appeared to be struggling to stand after partying the night away in the capital.

The bleary-eyed Irishman, whose comedy chat show lost out on the gong for Comedy Entertainment Programme, looked dapper in a brown suit, pristine white shirt and a bow tie. 

Night out: Graham Norton was pictured looking bleary-eyed after partying at the star-studded BAFTA TV Awards at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday night

Graham, 59, was captured scrolling through his phone and biting his nails as he tried to arrange transport home. 

Video footage shows the BBC star appearing unsteady on his feet whilst waiting for his ride, occasionally stumbling as he tried to maintain his balance. 

An eager fan later approached him with a pad and pen, with an obliging Graham proceeding to sign his autograph. 

When safely in a taxi, the TV star, who has five BAFTAs to his name for The Graham Norton Show, kept a face mask baring the word ‘nerve’ dangling from one ear, seemingly forgetting to sport the safety covering in its entirety. 

Heading home: Veteran presenter Graham, 59, was pictured waiting for a taxi after partying the night away in the capital

Still smart: Graham still looked dapper in a brown suit, pristine white shirt and a bow tie

Heading home: Veteran presenter Graham, 59, was pictured waiting for a taxi after partying the night away in the capital

Partying: Graham's comedy chat show lost out on the gong for Comedy Entertainment Programme

Partying: Graham’s comedy chat show lost out on the gong for Comedy Entertainment Programme

End of the night: Graham was captured scrolling through his phone and biting his nails as he tried to arrange transport home

Waiting: Graham was among the stars who partied late into the night at the star-studded event

End of the night: Graham was captured scrolling through his phone and biting his nails as he tried to arrange transport home

Graham previously revealed that the COVID lockdowns in 2020 saw him cut back on drinking, after he realised how much he was consuming.

‘If people are coming around, you kind of think, ‘Wow, they really drank a lot, they were some booze hounds in last night,’ he told the New Zealand Herald in October 2020.

‘But when it’s just you, when those cases of wine are empty, you’re like, ‘I wonder where that wine went?’

Good night! Earlier in the evening the star was pictured enjoying the food and drink on offer at Royal Festival Hall

Good night! Earlier in the evening the star was pictured enjoying the food and drink on offer at Royal Festival Hall 

Half on: The TV star kept a face mask baring the word 'nerve' dangling from one ear, seemingly forgetting to sport the safety covering in its entirety

Half on: The TV star kept a face mask baring the word ‘nerve’ dangling from one ear, seemingly forgetting to sport the safety covering in its entirety

Long night? Graham held his hand over his mouth as he let out a yawn

Long night? Graham held his hand over his mouth as he let out a yawn

Previous winner: The Irishman has five BAFTAs to his name for The Graham Norton Show

Previous winner: The Irishman has five BAFTAs to his name for The Graham Norton Show

‘It doesn’t take Jessica Fletcher to figure out where the wine went – it went in my big gob.’

‘Now I’m back in London, in work mode. Now I’m limiting myself to two drinks a night – unless I don’t,’ he said at the time. 

The TV star, who co-owns a New Zealand-based Invivo wine label, also explained how he understood why people abstained from alcohol for health reasons ‘but if you’re just doing it for its own sake – really?

‘Look, if bits of you start falling off, then maybe something went wrong. But if it’s not affecting your work and you’re not ill, then why not? I mean, we’ve got to do something.’

Cutting back: Graham previously revealed that the COVID lockdowns in 2020 saw him cut back on drinking, after he realised how much he was consuming

Cutting back: Graham previously revealed that the COVID lockdowns in 2020 saw him cut back on drinking, after he realised how much he was consuming 

Career: Graham lost out on Sunday night to Mo Gilligan, who snatched the Comedy Entertainment Programme

Renowned: Graham has been recognised for his innuendo-laden dialogue and flamboyant presentation style

Career: Graham lost out on Sunday night to Mo Gilligan, who snatched the Comedy Entertainment Programme 

On Sunday night, it was Mo Gilligan who snatched the Comedy Entertainment Programme accolade for The Latish Show, beating The Graham Norton Show.

The comedian, 34, gave an emotional speech after learning of his award.

He said: ‘Oh s**t I’m so nervous. I have to big up Channel 4. In 2017 when I got offered a show my mental health wasn’t in the best place. Channel 4 brought me into this big building. They trusted me and let me be myself and helped me to bring black boy joy to the screens.’

Elsewhere, Susanna Reid was in great spirits as she happily relaxed in her taxi after the glitzy ceremony, ready for her early start on Good Morning Britain on Monday.

Well done: The comedian, 34, gave an emotional speech after learning of his award

Well done: The comedian, 34, gave an emotional speech after learning of his award

Strictly presenter Tess Daly also made a giddy exit, looking gorgeous in her green gown as she was driven home. 

Susanna, 51, was looking stunning in her belted black jumpsuit and heels as she caught a taxi home from Royal Festival Hall.

Closing her eyes for a second on the back seat, the star looked ready for bed ahead of her early alarm on Monday. 

Tess, 53, meanwhile wowed in her green midi dress, smiling as she was driven away.

Tess’ show Strictly Come Dancing missed out on the Best Entertainment Show gong on Sunday night, losing to Ant and Dec who won for Saturday Night Takeaway. 

Home driver! Elsewhere, Susanna Reid was in great spirits as she happily relaxed in her taxi after the glitzy ceremony, ready for her early start on Good Morning Britain on Monday

Home driver! Elsewhere, Susanna Reid was in great spirits as she happily relaxed in her taxi after the glitzy ceremony, ready for her early start on Good Morning Britain on Monday

What a night! Strictly presenter Tess Daly also made a giddy exit, looking gorgeous in her green gown as she was driven home

What a night! Strictly presenter Tess Daly also made a giddy exit, looking gorgeous in her green gown as she was driven home

Presented by Olivia Colman – the Geordie duo, both 46, were delighted to scoop the first award of the night, which marked the fourth time they have won in the category and the eight time they have been nominated in it. 

Meanwhile Susanna’s show GMB was nominated in the News Coverage category for their reports on Shamima Begum, but lost out to ITV News at Ten: Storming of the Capitol.

Elsewhere prison series Time and pandemic drama Help had successful nights – while notable snubs included Channel 4 series It’s A Sin which won no awards despite 11 nominations. 

Glam couple: Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright were still looking stunning as they caught a cab back to their hotel

Glam couple: Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright were still looking stunning as they caught a cab back to their hotel 

Celeb turn out: Stephen Mulhern clambered his way on to the back seat of his car after the star-studded evening at Royal Festival Hall

Celeb turn out: Stephen Mulhern clambered his way on to the back seat of his car after the star-studded evening at Royal Festival Hall 

The awards recognised and celebrated the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2021 and the event was back to having a full live audience after the pandemic. 

It’s A Sin was the night’s big snub, failing to win in any of the five categories it was nominated in. The Channel 4 drama, 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, which comprised of five in the craft categories and six in the television awards categories, included 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.

Sweet: One of the night's big winners Ant McPartlin held hands with his wife Anne-Marie after scooping the Best Entertainment Show gong

Sweet: One of the night’s big winners Ant McPartlin held hands with his wife Anne-Marie after scooping the Best Entertainment Show gong

BAFTA TV AWARDS 2022: THE WINNERS

Comedy Entertainment Programme

The Graham Norton Show

The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan – WINNER

Race Around Britain

The Ranganation

Current Affairs

Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin (Exposure) – WINNER 

Four Hours at the Capitol

The Men Who Sell Football (Al Jazeera Investigations)

Trump Takes on the World

Daytime

The Chase – WINNER 

Moneybags

Richard Osman’s House of Games

Steph’s Packed Lunch

Drama Series

In My Skin -WINNER

Manhunt: The Night Stalker

Unforgotten

Vigil

Entertainment Performance

Alison Hammond (I Can See Your Voice)

Big Zuu (Big Zuu’s Big Eats) – WINNER

Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show)

Joe Lycett (Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back)

Michael McIntyre (Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel)

Sean Lock (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown)

Entertainment Programme

An Audience with Adele

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – WINNER 

Life & Rhymes

Strictly Come Dancing

The Factual Series

The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime

9/11: One Day in America

Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles

Uprising – WINNER

Features

Big Zuu’s Big Eats – WINNER

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Sort Your Life Out

The Great British Sewing Bee

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education)

Aisling Bea (This Way Up)

Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts)

Natasia Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats)

Rose Matafeo (Starstruck)

Sophie Willan (Alma’s Not Normal) -WINNER

International

Call My Agent!

Lupin

Mare of Easttown

Squid Game

Succession

The Underground Railroad – WINNER 

Single Documentary

9/11: Inside the President’s War Room

Grenfell: The Untold Story

My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years in Afghanistan – WINNER 

Nail Bomber: Man Hunt

Single Drama

Death of England: Face to Face

Help

I Am Victoria

Together – WINNER 

Specialist Factual

Black Power: A British Story of Resistance

Freddie Mercury: The Final Act

The Missing Children – WINNER 

Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain

Sport

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – WINNER 

ITV Racing: The Grand National

Tokyo 2020 Olympics

UEFA Euro 2020 Semi-Final: England v Denmark

 

 

 

Leading Actor

David Thewlis (Landscapers)

Hugh Quarshie (Stephen)

Olly Alexander (It’s A Sin)

Samuel Adewunmi (You Don’t Know Me)

Sean Bean (Time) – WINNER 

Stephen Graham (Help)

Leading Actress

Denise Gough (Too Close)

Emily Watson (Too Close)

Jodie Comer (Help) – WINNER 

Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)

Lydia West (It’s A Sin)

Niamh Algar (Deceit)

Live Event

The Brit Awards 2021

The Earthshot Prize 2021 – WINNER 

The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

Springwatch 2021

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats) – WINNER 

Joe Gilgun (Brassic)

Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education)

Samson Kayo (Bloods)

Steve Coogan (This Time With Alan Partridge)

Tim Renkow (Jerk)

Mini-Series

It’s A Sin

Landscapers

Stephen

Time – WINNER

News Coverage

Channel 4 News: Black to Front

Good Morning Britain: Shamima Begum

ITV News at Ten: Storming of the Capitol – WINNER 

Sky News: Afghanistan: Endgame

Reality and Constructed Factual

Gogglebox – WINNER 

Married at First Sight UK

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

The Dog House

Scripted Comedy

Alma’s Not Normal

Motherland

Stath Lets Flats – WINNER 

We Are Lady Parts

Short Form Programme

Hollyoaks Saved My Life (Hollyoaks IRL)

Our Land – WINNER 

People You May Know

Please Help

Soap & Continuing Drama

Casualty

Coronation Street – WINNER 

Emmerdale

Holby City 

Supporting Actor

Callum Scott Howells (It’s A Sin)

David Carlyle (It’s A Sin)

Matthew MacFadyen (Succession) – WINNER

Nonso Anozie (Sweet Tooth)

Omari Douglas (It’s A Sin)

Stephen Graham (Time)

Supporting Actress

Cathy Tyson (Help) – WINNER 

Celine Buckens (Showtrial)

Emily Mortimer (The Pursuit of Love)

Jessica Plummer (The Girl Before)

Leah Harvey (Foundation)

Tahirah Sharif (The Tower)

Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment

An Audience with AdeleI

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

It’s A Sin

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Squid Game

Strictly Come Dancing – WINNER

  

 


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