Bafta TV winners (left to right) Ant McPartlin, Stephen Mulhern and Declan Donnelly at the Virgin BAFTA TV Awards 2022, at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway claimed the first award of the TV Baftas, for entertainment programme – its fourth win in the category.

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Famous faces of British TV walked the red carpet at the Bafta TV Awards 2022 last night.

Monday, 9th May 2022, 8:35 am

The event at the Royal Festival Hall on Southbank in London, which featured its first full audience in two years, also saw the BBC claim nine awards and ITV take home seven.

Hosted by comedian Richard Ayoade, the ceremony celebrated the best of British television across multiple categories.

A number of winners used their speeches to hail the value of Channel 4 and criticise Government plans to privatise the broadcaster.

Gogglebox won its second TV Bafta for best constructed factual show and the chief executive of production company Studio Lambert, Stephen Lambert, used his speech to voice opposition to the Government’s plans.

He said: “Gogglebox might have ended when it started nine years ago as it got modest ratings, but a publicly owned risk-taking Channel 4 believed in it and they stuck with it.

“If the Government goes ahead with its destructive plan to end Channel 4, these kind of risks will not be taken and a big part of what makes British TV great will have ended for no good reason.”

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