This Country’s Daisy May Cooper swore while presenting the award for Must See TV Moment during the BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday night.
The actress, 34, took to the stage and joked that she was the prime example that anyone could have success in TV even when they ‘couldn’t be a***d at school’ despite the awards show airing pre-watershed.
Prior to giving the prize to Diversity for their BLM-inspired dance on Britain’s Got Talent, she said: ‘Wow, who said dreams don’t come true?
Oops: This Country’s Daisy May Cooper SWEARS while presenting Must See TV Moment at the BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday as she reflected on how she ‘couldn’t be a***d at school’
‘For all you young people out there I am proof, right, that if you can’t be a***d at school and you faff around for years, and don’t have a clue what you want to do with your life, then somehow fall into a career by mistake, if you do that then one day you might get to present Virgin Media’s Must See Moments at the BAFTAs.’
After Diversity won the public-voted prize, Ashley and Jordan Banjo stepped up to accept the award and reflected on the ‘torrent of abuse’ he received after performing a controversial Black Lives Matter dance.
The Britain’s Got Talent star, 32, even thanked some users for the hateful comments he received, stating it proved that ‘so much needs to change.’
Success: Diversity won the public-voted prize, and Ashley and Jordan Banjo (pictured) stepped up to accept the award
Swearing: The actress, 34, took to the stage and joked that she was the prime example that anyone could have success in TV even when they ‘couldn’t be a***d at school’
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The pair reflected on the horrific abuse they’d received after their dance following the death of George Floyd sparked 24,000 complaints to media watchdog Ofcom.
Ashley said: ‘This is mad! This is so much more than just an award, I first want to say thank you to every single person who voted for us, it means so much, every phone call, text, comment, DM, you guys made a difference to what was a really dark time.
‘Being in a storm of 30,000 comments just being in a torrent of threats, that support made a difference. I want to say thank you to the people who poured that abuse online, you showed why that performance was necessary.
Amusing: Daisy said, ‘For all you young people out there I am proof, right, that if you can’t be a***d at school and you faff around for years… one day you may present at the BAFTAs’
‘As much as there’s so many conversations and so much needs to change, this is what change looks like, I’m so thankful to all those people, for me it’s not about presenting the minority, standing here right now this represents the majority, thank you so much. Let’s keep standing up for what’s right.’
Daisy wasn’t the only one to drop an expletive, as even host Richard Ayoade wasn’t impressed with Normal People’s Paul Mescal’s victory and branded the actor a ‘b*****d’ following his win in the Leading actor category.
Daisy’s father Paul joked she and her real-life brother Charlie would now stop fighting because they both had a BAFTA award.
Following its third and final series last year, the night was also a triumph for This Country, with Charlie scooping the prize for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme, which Paul accepted on his behalf.
Well done! Following its third and final series last year, Daisy’s brother Charlie scooping the prize for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme with their dad Paul accepting the award
Hilarious: Daisy’s father Paul joked there ‘won’t be any more fighting’ between Daisy and her real-life brother because they both had a BAFTA award now
Joking about their sibling rivalry, Paul said: ‘They’ve got one each now so there won’t be any more fighting!’
He said Daisy was ‘a proud big sister’, he said the prize would ‘mean the world’ to Charlie, and said he was also ‘so proud’ of his son.
Afterwards, he reflected on Charlie’s success saying: ‘Not at all – I mean Daisy, from about the age of two, yes – but Charlie was a kind of dark horse.
‘Chalk and cheese completely and he wasn’t going to act in it [This Country]. Daisy went to Rada but Charlie hasn’t had any training whatsoever, so to get this is utterly extraordinary, I’m so proud of him.’
BAFTA TV Awards 2021: Winners
Save Me Too
Drama Series: Save Me Too starring Suranne Jonea and Lennie James
Paul Mescal – Normal People
Leading Actor: Paul Mescal in Normal People
Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You
Leading Actress: Michaela Coel in I May Destroy You
Malachi Kirby – Small Axe
Supporting Actor: Malachi Kirby in Small Axe
Rakie Ayola – Anthony
Supporting Actress: Rakie Ayola in Anthony
Comedy Entertainment Programme
The Big Narstie Show
Comedy Entertainment Programme: The Big Narstie Show
Female Performance In A Comedy Programme
Aimee Lou Wood – Sex Education
Female Performance In A Comedy Programme: Aimee Lou Wood in Sex Education
Male Performance In A Comedy Programme
Charlie Cooper – This Country
Male Performance In A Comedy Programme: Charlie Cooper in This Country
I May Destroy You
Mini-Series: I May Destroy You starring Michaela Coel and Weruche Opia
America’s War On Abortion (Exposure)
Current Affairs: America’s War On Abortion (Exposure)
The Great House Giveaway
Daytime The Great House Giveaway
Romesh Ranganathan – The Ranganation
Entertainment Performance Romesh Ranganathan – The Ranganation
Life & Rhymes
Entertainment Programme: Life & Rhymes
Once Upon A Time In Iraq
Factual Series: Once Upon A Time In Iraq
Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace
Features: Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace
Sky News: Inside Idlib
News Coverage: Sky News: Inside Idlib
Reality & Constructed Factual
The School That Tried To End Racism
Reality & Constructed Factual: The School That Tried To End Racism
Sitting In Limbo
Single Drama: Sitting In Limbo
Soap & Continuing Drama
Soap & Continuing Drama: Casualty
Welcome To Chechnya: The Gay Purge (Storyville)
International: Welcome To Chechnya: The Gay Purge (Storyville)
Live Event: Springwatch
Inside No. 9
Scripted Comedy: Inside No. 9
Short Form Programme
They Saw The Sun First
Short Form Programme: They Saw The Sun First
Locked In: Breaking The Silence (Storyville)
Single Documentary: Locked In: Breaking The Silence (Storyville)
Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment (Voted For By The Public)
Britain’s Got Talent – Diversity Perform A Routine Inspired By The Events Of 2020
Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment: Britain’s Got Talent – Diversity Perform A Routine Inspired By The Events Of 2020
Source: Daily Mail