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Ant McPartlin Pictured Looking Glum After BAFTAs TV Awards Shock Snub To Joe Lycett

Ant McPartlin was notably downcast as he exited the BAFTAs on Sunday evening, without a win after an unusual snub. Dejected Ant left the awards ceremony with no accolades in tow, in what marked a rare disappointment for the usual winners, himself and best pal Declan Donnelley, after comedian Joe Lycett’s victory for Best Entertainment Performance.

Joe’s hit show Late Night Lycett outshone the duo, denying them their 20th BAFTA. The disappointment came as they had hoped to bid farewell to Saturday Night Takeaway with an accolade, marking 20 successful years of the show. They had previously been commended for their work on other shows like I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Britains Got Talent, but this time it wasn’t meant to be.

While Ant looked disappointed as he exited the Royal Festival Hall in London on Sunday evening, winner Joe Lycett appeared quite pleased. Interestingly, Joe sported a full Elizabethan outfit for the event as part of a lost bet he made with his two aunties, reports the Mirror.

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Joe Lycett stole the show with his win and his regal outfit

Dressed in said extravagant attire after his aunties Margaret and Pauline garnered 200,000 followers on Instagram, he quipped to Michelle Visage on the red carpet, “Hence this oven-baked salmon that I’m in”, explaining his striking choice of wardrobe.

Joe was handed the Entertainment Performance Award by ‘Am I Being Unreasonable’ star Lenny Rush. “I lost a bet, hence this” he informed the audience within the venue before adding: “I’m so hot and I need a p**s! Thanks to my mum and dad, Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII.”

The ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall was hosted by comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan for the second consecutive year. Romesh humorously remarked that he “thought I’d done enough last year to be asked to host it solo this time”, before conceding that presenting with Rob is “an honour I suppose”.

Ant and Dec missed out on their 20th BAFTA awards in a surprising upset that saw Joe Lycett scoop the award

Audience reactions were split regarding the hosts, with some finding the comedic duo hilarious while others expressed their disapproval. Romesh and Rob kicked off the show with a series of jokes targeted at certain audience members and TV shows.

Some threatened to switch channels due to the coverage, complaining that the show’s opening was “cringe” and “toe curling”.

Happy Valley aimed to create BAFTA history on Sunday by securing the prestigious best drama series award for the third time. Since the inception of the category in 1958, no series has won the award more than twice.

Cracker, Inspector Morse, The Cops and The Street, along with Happy Valley, have all clinched the award twice.

In a surprising turn of events, Top Boy scooped the award for best drama. Sarah Lancashire bagged the best actress award on Sunday, while Timothy Spall was honoured as leading actor for his performance in The Sixth Commandment.

Jasmine Jobson from Top Boy and Matthew Macfadyen from Succession were awarded supporting actress and actor respectively.

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