The jig’s up as Baftas deliver a Strictly snub
STRICTLY COME DANCING won’t be waltzing away with a prize at next month’s Bafta Television Awards.
BBC’s ratings winner was snubbed when the nominations were announced yesterday.
It is the first time since 2014 that the show has not received a nod for best entertainment programme.
But Bafta regulars Ant and Dec could add to their trophy cabinet with shout-outs for Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain’s Got Talent.
Also in the running are Michael McIntyre’s Big Show and ITV singing contest The Voice UK.
There may be more tension in Albert Square, too, after EastEnders missed out on a spot for best soap and continuing drama. Rivals Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks will battle it out with Casualty.
Leading the pack at the annual ceremony are The Crown, Black Mirror, Line Of Duty and Three Girls with three nominations each.
Netflix’s royal retelling is up for best drama, best actress for Claire Foy and best supporting actress for Vanessa Kirby.
The BBC’s Line Of Duty is nominated for best drama and best actress for Thandie Newton, plus best supporting actor for Adrian Dunbar.
ITV2’s Love Island is in for best reality and constructed factual.
The TV Baftas, hosted by Sue Perkins, take place at London’s Royal Festival Hall on May 13.
Author: Tom Stichbury