BAFTA TV Awards will see stars who can’t attend beamed in as holograms

Celebrities who can’t physically make it to this year’s BAFTA TV Awards will still be able to attend – as a hologram.

Event organisers are taking a very futuristic approach to get around stars not being able to attend on June 6 due to Covid restrictions and production filming bubbles.

TV fans hoping to catch a glimpse of their favourite actors will not be allowed to line the red carpet at the ceremony this year.

However, they will also be able to be beamed onto the red carpet as a hologram.

They can sign up for the chance to ask a question directly to their chosen celebrity live on the red carpet, after choosing from a selection of digital red carpet outfits.

Penelope being revealed as the mysterious Lady Whistledown in Netflix ’s raunchy period drama Bridgerton, abusive husband Gray Atkins killing Chantelle in BBC One’s EastEnders and Luke Skywalker appearing in The Mandalorian on Disney+ also make the shortlist.

Nigella Lawson’s mispronunciation of the word microwave as “mee-cro-wah-vay” also features after the scene from her BBC Two programme Cook, Eat, Repeat became a viral hit on social media.

Gogglebox on Channel 4 is nominated for scenes showing its armchair critics responding to Prime Minister Boris Johnson ’s coronavirus press conferences.

The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards ceremony takes place on June 6 on BBC One.

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