Richard Ayoade impressed the followers (Image: PA/Rex)
The Bafta Tv Awards might have been in a totally completely different format to ever earlier than, however host Richard Ayoade was a convincing hit with the viewers.
Followers took to Twitter to heap reward on Richard, whose deadpan humour had them in stitches regardless of the dearth of a reside viewers.
He began off the present exterior of BBC Tv Centre, telling the viewers: ‘It’s very a lot showbusiness as regular, let’s try how the environment is fizzing inside.’
Slicing to him inside a completely empty studio, Richard continued: ‘We bravely maintain going.’
Followers took to Twitter to reward him for carrying the present towards the percentages, writing: ‘Let me let you know … the cackle I set free. Richard Ayoade is [ok hand emoji].’
Others added: ‘Okay, 2 minutes in and its clear @RichardAyoade is the proper host for a socially distanced award present’ and ‘Richard Ayoade is basically leaning into the bizarre awkwardness of those distant BAFTAs and it’s working’.
As a result of coronavirus pandemic, the standard Bafta awards ceremony needed to be tailored to adjust to social distancing after being pushed again from its unique date of Might 17.
Happening nearly on July 31, winners had been introduced their awards over video calls as an alternative, however the brand new format left viewers divided.
Some took to Twitter to complain it felt ‘awkward’ with out a reside viewers, writing: ‘Now, I bl**dy LOVE an awards present. However that is bizarre…’
Others added: ‘God it’s so bizarre watching the eerily silent #BAFTA awards. Richard Ayoade as a presenter is a wonderful selection although’ and ‘That is bizarre, hole and awkward. Richard Ayoade ought to get one other go at internet hosting subsequent 12 months’.
Some had been simply joyful they had been in a position to watch the Baftas in any kind, writing: ‘I’ll take an award present anyway I can get it!’
Others had been buzzing to see the present, including: ‘Prepared for this 12 months’s ceremony. Popcorn prepared. Drink in hand. Let’s GO! All one of the best to the nominees.’
The Virgin Media Bafta Awards airs on Friday 31 July from 7pm on BBC One.
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