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BAFTA TV AWARDS 2022: Viewers cringe as Tom Daley’s awkward joke to Michelle Keegan falls flat

BAFTA TV Awards viewers were left cringing on Sunday night as they watched an awkward exchange between Michelle Keegan and Tom Daley on stage at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

The actress, 34, and the Olympic diver, 27, took to the stage to present an award at the glitzy event, where they proceeded to engage in a light-hearted chat in which Michelle questioned why Tom wasn’t wearing any of his knitted creations.

Tom’s attempt at humour unfortunately fell flat as it failed to raise a laugh, while fans at home shared their thoughts on Twitter, with one comparing the blunder to a ‘lead balloon.’

Oh no: BAFTA TV Awards viewers were left cringing on Sunday night as they watched an awkward exchange between Michelle Keegan and Tom Daley on stage at London’s Royal Festival Hall

Michelle looked sensational on the night, gliding across the stage in a shimmering pale pink gown, while Tom turned heads in a quirky white co-ord with asymmetrical blue-and-yellow paintbrush prints.

But while their fashion senses were up to scratch, their humour fell short, as Michelle kicked things off by asking why Tom – who is an avid knitter and has launched his own collection of craft kits – wasn’t wearing any of his own handmade items.  

Responding to Michelle disappointment, Tom quipped: ‘Well how do you know I’ve not got my knit knickers on?’ as he tugged at his trousers. 

To which Michelle replied: ‘Aah OK, there we go! So we now know.’

Presenters; The actress, 34, and the Olympic diver, 27, took to the stage to present an award at the glitzy event, where they proceeded to engage in a light-hearted chat in which Michelle questioned why Tom wasn't wearing any of his knitted creations

Presenters; The actress, 34, and the Olympic diver, 27, took to the stage to present an award at the glitzy event, where they proceeded to engage in a light-hearted chat in which Michelle questioned why Tom wasn’t wearing any of his knitted creations

The sportsman then told her: ‘I can teach you yo make some for yourself if you like?’, with Michelle then adding: ‘OK, Tom!’ as she fanned herself with the gold envelope.

Their exchange failed to raise any laughs and was met with silence from the audience, with Tom swiftly moving on to present the award.

The awkward moment didn’t go unnoticed by those watching at home, with some throwing shade at their exchange. 

‘Oooh nobody laughed at Tom Daley’s joke to Michelle Keegan. Cringe’ commented one.

While another shared: ‘michelle keegan and tom daley? dishwater meets the end of the loaf, bland and bland!’

Unfortunate: Tom's attempt at humour unfortunately fell flat as it failed to raise a laugh, while fans at home shared their thoughts on Twitter, with one comparing the blunder to a 'lead balloon'

Unfortunate: Tom’s attempt at humour unfortunately fell flat as it failed to raise a laugh, while fans at home shared their thoughts on Twitter, with one comparing the blunder to a ‘lead balloon’

Awkward: Their exchange failed to raise any laughs and was met with silence from the audience, with Tom swiftly moving on to present the award

Awkward: Their exchange failed to raise any laughs and was met with silence from the audience, with Tom swiftly moving on to present the award

‘An evening of lead balloons but none heavier than that Tom Daley and Michelle Keegan exchange’ tweeted a third person.

‘Some of the presenting duos are really random!! Michelle Keegan and Tom Daley?!’ shared a fourth watcher.

With another adding: ‘Tom Daley not even being given a sympathy chuckle for his joke#.’

The awards recognise and celebrate the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2021 and are back to having a full live audience after the pandemic. 

Having their say: The awkward moment didn't go unnoticed by those watching at home, with some throwing shade at their exchange

Having their say: The awkward moment didn’t go unnoticed by those watching at home, with some throwing shade at their exchange

It was a great night for Ant and Dec as they picked up the Best Entertainment Show gong for Saturday Night Takeaway.

Ant and Dec said in their acceptance speech: ‘Thanks so much, what a great start to the night, we were convinced we wouldn’t get it this year so this is wonderful.

‘This is a lovely cherry on the cake. When we first started we were just in an empty studio and walking around thinking ‘is this any good?’

‘We have to thanks the fantastic production team so a round of applause for all of you too!’

Elsewhere in the two main categories Sean Bean – who wasn’t there to collect the award – won Leading Actor for his role in Time, while the Leading Actress award went to Jodie Comer for her role in the pandemic drama Help. 

Success! It was a great night for Ant and Dec as they picked up the Best Entertainment Show gong for Saturday Night Takeaway

Success! It was a great night for Ant and Dec as they picked up the Best Entertainment Show gong for Saturday Night Takeaway

Earlier in the night Cathy Tyson picked up the gong for Supporting Actress for her role in Help where she starred alongside Jodie and Stephen.

Meanwhile, prison drama Time won in the Mini Series category – with Stephen Graham saying in his speech: ‘It was an absolute honour to get to act with my wife Hannah Walters’. 

Jamie Demetriou won the Bafta in the Male In A Comedy category for Stath Lets Flats, beating off stiff competition from the likes of Ncuti Gatwa and Steve Coogan.

Achievement: The Leading Actress award went to Jodie Comer for her role in the pandemic drama Help

Achievement: The Leading Actress award went to Jodie Comer for her role in the pandemic drama Help

Good work: Elsewhere The Latish Show which stars Mo Gilligan won in the Comedy Entertainment Programme category and the comedian gave an emotional speech afterwards

Good work: Elsewhere The Latish Show which stars Mo Gilligan won in the Comedy Entertainment Programme category and the comedian gave an emotional speech afterwards

Other awards included Motherland winning in the Scripted Comedy category, Uprising winning in the Factual Series category and Big Zuu’s Big Eats winning in the Features category.

Accepting his award Big Zuu joked: ‘Representation matters. There will be young people watching this thinking if these waste-men can win a BAFTA! Jokes aside we did this for working class people.’

Elsewhere The Latish Show which stars Mo Gilligan won in the Comedy Entertainment Programme category and the comedian gave an emotional speech afterwards.

Incredible: Elsewhere Cathy Tyson picked up the gong for Supporting Actress for her role in the pandemic drama Help where she starred alongside Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham

Incredible: Elsewhere Cathy Tyson picked up the gong for Supporting Actress for her role in the pandemic drama Help where she starred alongside Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham

Here they are: Big Zuu's Big Eats won in the Features category and are pictured collecting their award on stage

Here they are: Big Zuu’s Big Eats won in the Features category and are pictured collecting their award on stage 

Succession star Matthew Macfadyen – who wasn’t there to collect his award – scooped the Supporting Actor gong, beating the likes of Stephen Graham in Help.

In the Reality and Constructed factual category Gogglebox won while Virgin Media’s Must See Moment award went to Rose Ayling-Ellis & Giovanni Pernice for their silent Strictly dance.

While in an unexpected turn of events Channel 4 series It’s A Sin – which had a whopping 11 nominations – won no awards on the night.

Ouch: While in an unexpected turn of events Channel 4 series It's A Sin - which had a whopping 11 nominations - won no awards on the night

Ouch: While in an unexpected turn of events Channel 4 series It’s A Sin – which had a whopping 11 nominations – won no awards on the night 

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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