BAFTA TV Awards 2022: George Ezra announced as red carpet performer

Virgin Radio

28 Apr 2022, 12:01

(L-R) George Ezra, BAFTA trophies

Credit: BAFTA

George Ezra is swapping the Green Green Grass for a red red carpet at the BAFTA TV Awards. 

The singer-songwriter will help kick off the annual telly ceremony with an exclusive performance of his new single, Green Green Grass, on Sunday 8th May. 

In a statement, George said: “I am looking forward to some fun on the BAFTA red carpet next Sunday with my band. It will be an honour to perform at the biggest night on TV and amongst some incredibly talented stars!”

Ahead of the big night, BAFTA also announced TV and radio presenter Vick Hope will join Zeze Millz as hosts of the red carpet, which will stream on the BAFTAs Facebook and YouTube channels. 

Emma Baehr, Executive Director of Awards and Content, said: “We’re delighted to be returning to a full in-person ceremony back at the Royal Festival Hall on 8 May and are so excited that the wonderfully talented George Ezra will be kicking off the evening with a live performance of his brand new single live from the red carpet. 

“We are also thrilled to have Vick Hope and Zeze Millz as our red carpet hosts as well as Sam Thompson leading the charge as our dedicated social media host. Together, they will bring viewers all of the excitement of the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards directly to their homes.”

Hit Channel 4 series It’s A Sin will be the one to beat on the night, having bagged 12 nominations in 10 different categories, including Leading Actor and Best Mini-Series.

The second-most-nominated TV show, Landscapers, received seven nods across the craft and television categories.

Co-produced by Sky, the series is inspired by the true events surrounding a married couple who become suspects of murder after dead bodies are unearthed in the back garden of their house in Nottingham.

We Are Lady Parts, Help and Time received six nominations across the board, and Netflix’s hit show Sex Education also received five nods.

The late comedian Sean Lock also received a nomination in the Entertainment Performance category for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

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