Musical performances and red carpet hosts announced for 2022 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards

  • Multi-platinum singer George Ezra will lead the celebrations with a red carpet performance of his brand new single “Green Green Grass”
  • Presenters Vick Hope and Zeze Millz will host the Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards red carpet show
  • Hits Radio presenter and TV personality Sam Thompson will take over the official BAFTA Instagram account, bringing audiences even closer to the red carpet at home

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BAFTA today announced further details of the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2022, revealing the BRIT Award-winning singer Georges Esdras will kick things off with an exclusive red carpet performance of her new single “Green Green Grass.” The Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards will air on Sunday May 8 at 6 p.m. on BBC One.

George Ezra said: “I can’t wait to have fun on the BAFTA red carpet next Sunday with my band. It will be an honor to perform on TV’s biggest night and among some incredibly talented stars!”

BAFTA also confirmed today that the award-winning TV and radio presenter Vick Hope and TV presenter Zeze Millz will host the Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards red carpet show, which will air on BAFTA’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Offering unrivaled access to the start of the proceedings and behind the scenes at Virgin Media, Vick will also be the first presenter to greet the winners as they exit the stage. Also, Hits Radio presenter and television personality Sam Thompson will take over BAFTA’s Instagram. Sam will connect with an inaugural team of home content creators (BAFTA Social Squad) bringing home audiences even closer to their favorite TV stars.

Emma Baehr, Executive Director of Rewards and Content, said: “We are delighted to return to a full in-person ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall on May 8 and are delighted to have the wonderfully talented George Ezra kicking off the evening with a live performance of his brand new live single of the red carpet. We are also delighted to have Vick Hope and Zeze Millz as our red carpet hosts, as well as Sam Thompson as our dedicated social media host. Together they will bring viewers all the excitement of Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards straight to their homes.

The Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards are the highlight of the television calendar, recognizing the incredible quality and variety of television enjoyed in 2021, with shows such as It’s A Sin, We Are Lady Parts, Landscapers, Help and Time topping the list appointments. As previously announced, presenter, comedian, writer, actor and director, Richard Ayoadewill host the ceremony again.

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The Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday May 8, hosted by Richard Ayoade and broadcast at 6 p.m. on BBC One.

Full nominations for this year’s awards can be found here.


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Virgin Media O2 launched on June 1, 2021, combining the UK’s largest and most reliable mobile network with a broadband network offering the fastest widely available broadband speeds. It is a customer-focused organization that brings together a range of connectivity services in one place with a clear mission: to improve the nation. Virgin Media O2 is the corporate brand of the 50/50 joint venture between Liberty Global and Telefónica SA, and one of the UK’s largest companies.

The company has 48 million connections in the UK via broadband, mobile, TV and home phone. Its own fixed network currently runs through 15.6 million premises alongside a mobile network that covers 99% of the national population with 4G, and more than 300 cities with 5G services targeting coverage of 50% of the population. in 2023.

Virgin Media O2 has completed its rollout of gigabit broadband speeds across its network footprint in 2021 and plans to upgrade its fixed network to full fiber to the premises with completion in 2028. In January 2022 it has also announced that it would be the only major mobile network that does not bring roaming charges back to Europe.

Virgin Media O2 is a major investor in the UK. It employs around 18,000 people, has over 425 retail stores and has pledged to invest at least £10 billion over the next five years.

The integration work is progressing at a steady pace, with Virgin Media and O2 launching a joint product – Volt – less than 5 months after their combination.

Today, the company brings award-winning broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity to homes, as well as a connected entertainment service. This brings together live TV, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and a wide selection of apps for customers via set-top box and on the go via tablets and smartphones.

It also provides 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G mobile services, and is the network of choice for mobile virtual network operators giffgaff, Sky Mobile and Lycamobile, as well as running a 50/50 joint venture with Tesco for Tesco Mobile.

Virgin Media O2 Business plays a leading role in supporting the public sector and businesses of all sizes. This includes a variety of managed connectivity services and flexible working capabilities, security, data awareness, 5G private networks and cloud solutions, as well as wholesale services to other carriers and partners.

Awards for Virgin Media and O2 Telecom Services include recognition by GWS for having the most reliable UK mobile network for three consecutive years (2021, 2020 and 2019) and winning the publicly voted Uswitch Awards in 2022 as best network for roaming and most popular mobile network. Virgin Media was crowned Fastest Broadband Provider at the Choose Broadband Awards and Best Broadband Provider at the Trusted Reviews Awards 2021 and at the Mobile Industry Awards 2021 O2 picked up two wins – Network of the Year and Best online retailer.

Virgin Media O2 is committed to using the power of connectivity to energize communities across the UK, taking action to bridge the digital divide and helping to build an inclusive, resilient and low-carbon economy. The company aims to achieve net zero carbon operations (scopes 1 and 2) by the end of 2025.

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