Britain's stars to attend Bafta TV awards in London: Olivia Colman to Martin Freeman

Channel 4 series 'It's A Sin' leads nominations

Olivia Colman will present an award at the Bafta TV awards on Sunday in London. Getty Images
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Famous faces from the world of British television will walk the red carpet in London for the Bafta TV awards 2022 on Sunday.

Nicola Coughlan, Jodie Comer and Ant and Dec are among those confirmed to be attending the event at the Royal Festival Hall on Southbank.

Hosted by comedian Richard Ayoade, the event will celebrate the best of British television across a number of awards.

Channel 4 series It's A Sin leads the nominations with seven, after scooping up two Bafta TV Craft Awards last month.

The series, written and created by Queer As Folk and Doctor Who screenwriter Russell T Davies, follows a group of gay men and their friends as they navigated the UK's HIV/Aids crisis throughout the '80s and early '90s.

Three of the show's stars, Callum Scott Howells, Omari Douglas and David Carlyle, will go head to head in the Best Supporting Actor category.

Years & Years singer Olly Alexander is in the running for the Best Leading Actor award for his role in the show.

He faces competition from David Thewlis for Landscapers, Hugh Quarshie for Stephen, Samuel Adewunmi for You Don't Know Me, Sean Bean for Time and Stephen Graham for Help.

Graham is a double nominee, also recognised for BBC prison drama Time in the Best Supporting Actor category.

Brit Award-winning singer George Ezra will kick off the red carpet event with a performance of his new single Green Green Grass.

Singer George Ezra found fame through hits such as 'Budapest', 'Paradise' and 'Shotgun'. Photo: George Ezra 

BBC Radio One presenter Vick Hope, reality TV star Sam Thompson and TV presenter Zeze Millz will host the red carpet show, with coverage on Bafta's social media channels from 2pm UK time.

During the ceremony, awards will be presented by a variety of recognisable faces from British television and beyond, including Sex Education's Aimee Lou Wood, Oscar winner Olivia Colman, Olympic champion Tom Daley and Heartstopper star Joe Locke.

Martin Freeman, Katie Piper, Lee Mack, Lorraine Kelly, Michelle Keegan, Ncuti Gatwa, Munya Chawawa, Ross Kemp, Yung Filly and Rochelle Humes will also present awards throughout the evening.

The Bafta TV awards will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on May 8 at 6pm, UK time.

Updated: May 08, 2022, 6:52 AM