BAFTA TV AWARDS 2022: ‘An evening of lead balloons!’ Viewers CRINGE as Tom Daley’s awkward knitting joke falls flat during wooden onstage appearance with Michelle Keegan
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
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’
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
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
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
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
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
BAFTA TV AWARDS 2022: THE WINNERS
Comedy Entertainment Programme
The Graham Norton Show
The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan – WINNER
Race Around Britain
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
The Chase – WINNER
Richard Osman’s House of Games
Steph’s Packed Lunch
In My Skin -WINNER
Manhunt: The Night Stalker
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)
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
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
Call My Agent!
Mare of Easttown
The Underground Railroad – WINNER
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
Death of England: Face to Face
I Am Victoria
Together – WINNER
Black Power: A British Story of Resistance
Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
The Missing Children – WINNER
Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – WINNER
ITV Racing: The Grand National
Tokyo 2020 Olympics
UEFA Euro 2020 Semi-Final: England v Denmark
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)
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)
The Brit Awards 2021
The Earthshot Prize 2021 – WINNER
The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance
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)
It’s A Sin
Time – WINNER
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
Alma’s Not Normal
Stath Lets Flats – WINNER
We Are Lady Parts
Short Form Programme
Hollyoaks Saved My Life (Hollyoaks IRL)
Our Land – WINNER
People You May Know
Soap & Continuing Drama
Coronation Street – WINNER
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)
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
Strictly Come Dancing – WINNER
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