Ant and Dec are sitting the ‘wrong way around’ at this weekend’s TV Baftas – as Ant returns after two years

ANT and Dec are sitting the “wrong way around” at this weekend’s TV Baftas.

Fans are outraged that the famous TV duo will be ‘Dec and Ant’ thanks to a mess-up on the seating plan.

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Ant McParlin will sit to the left of Dec Donnelly instead of being on his right as usual[/caption]

Ant is confirmed to be returning to the awards ceremony for the first time in two years as he puts his troubles firmly behind him.

Last year Dec was forced to go solo to the bash at London’s Royal Festival Hall when Ant pulled out of TV work following his drink-drive conviction.

Instead Dec sat in between Ashley Banjo and Thandie Newton.

Today behind-the-scenes pictures revealed Ant and Dec will reunite at the awards do on Sunday night and sit next to Killing Eve writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Billie Piper.


A behind-the-scenes photo revealed the seating plan at this year’s awards[/caption]

One fan fumed: “They’ve put ant and Dec the wrong way around argh!!!!!!”

Another added: “Ant and Dec are sat back to front.”

They have been nominated for four TV BAFTAs despite their nine-month break.

Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain’s Got Talent were given the nod for Best Entertainment Programme alongside Michael McIntyre’s Big Show and Strictly Come Dancing.

The presenters also made the final four for Best Entertainment Performance with SNT and I’m A Celebrity in Reality & Constructed Factual.

Ant and Dec have been nominated for two BAFTA awards for Saturday Night Takeaway this year
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will award the most-celebrated programmes in the last 12 months.

Killing Eve leads this year’s nominations with 14 nods ahead of its much-anticipated return with series two.

Hugh Grant’s A Very English Scandal and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Patrick Melrose followed Killing Eve with 12 and 6 nominations, respectively.

Matt and Luke Goss’s reunion documentary, Bros: After the Screaming Stops, picked up three nominations with five going to BBC’s Bodyguard.

Who has been nominated for a TV BAFTA?

THE highlights from today’s Television and Television Craft nominations are:

  • 14 nominations for Killing Eve
  • 12 nominations for A Very English Scandal
  • Six nominations for Patrick Melrose
  • Five nominations for Bodyguard and The Little Drummer Girl
  • Four nominations for Mrs Wilson and Mum
  • Three nominations for Bros: After the Screaming Stops, Bandersnatch (Black Mirror), The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, Sally4Ever, Save Me and Would I Lie To You?

The nominations for the public-voted Virgin Media Must-See Moment are:

  • Bodyguard: Julia Montague Assassinated
  • Coronation Street: Gail’s Monologue on the Suicide of Aidan Connor
  • Doctor Who: Rosa Parks, The Doctor and Her Companions Make Sure Historical Moments Remain
  • Killing Eve: Eve Stabs Villanelle
  • Peter Kay’s Car Share: The Finale
  • Queer Eye: Tom Completes His Transformation

For the full list of nominations click here.

Good Morning Britain was twice-nominated for its news coverage this year, including GMB: On a Knife Edge and for its Thomas Markle Exclusive.

After winning half the category’s nominations, hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid will go up against Newsnight’s Bullying and Harassment in the House of Commons and ITN/Channel 4’s Cambridge Analytica Uncovered.

Hilariously, Piers ranted about being five rows back at the awards do – despite being up for two gongs.

He tweeted @BAFTA: “I’d better be nearer the front than that….”

BAFTA replied: “You’ll sit where you’re told Piers!”, but cheeky Piers hit back by saying: “You clearly haven’t worked with me before.”

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