The best red carpet moments from the 2021 Bafta TV awards

Written by Lauren Geall

As Stylist’s junior digital writer, Lauren Geall writes on topics including mental health, wellbeing and work. She’s also a big fan of houseplants and likes to dabble in film and TV from time-to-time.

After last year’s virtual ceremony, the Bafta TV awards’ red carpet is back for 2021– and its better than ever. 

To say tonight’s Bafta TV awards are going to be a pretty big deal would be an understatement.

Not only has it been a big year for TV – the small screen has provided some much-needed distraction from everything that’s happened over the last 12 months – but after a year of virtual ceremonies, today’s (6 June) Bafta awards will see many of TV’s biggest names coming together in one place to celebrate a landmark year.

And of course, this means there will be plenty of major fashion moments to unpick, too. 

Although you’ll have to wait until 7pm this evening to watch the awards on BBC One, the red carpet live event is already well underway. 

And with the likes of Michaela Coel, Lydia West, Olly Alexander, Cush Jumbo and many more appearing on stage throughout the evening, there’s plenty of sartorial inspiration to be found.

Here’s our pick of just some of the best red carpet outfits from the 2021 Bafta TV awards so far. 

  • AJ Odudu

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: AJ Odudu.

    As the co-host of the Baftas red carpet live show, presenter and TV personality AJ Odudu kicked off the line-up with a red, feather-clad dress.  

  • Nicola Coughlan

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Nicola Coughlan.

    Derry Girls and Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan took to the carpet in a neon orange dress with a 1950s-esque circle skirt and puffed sleeves.  

  • Zawe Ashton

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Zawe Ashton.

    Zawe Ashton, who is one of the guest presenters at tonight’s ceremony, took to the carpet in a flowing Zimmerman dress. 

  • Michaela Coel

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Michaela Coel.

    I May Destroy You’s Michaela Coel dazzled in a dramatic black cut-out gown with striking red sleeves and a chunky gold necklace. 

  • Golda Rosheuvel

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Golda Rosheuvel.

    Bridgerton’s Golda Rosheuvel looked suitably regal in her black tulle dress embroidered with red roses and vines.

  • Aimee Lou Wood

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Aimee Lou Wood.

    Sex Education star Aimee Lou Wood wore a floral collared dress, which she paired with a classic updo and silver earrings.  

  • Lydia West

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Lydia West.

    Fresh off of her success in Channel 4’s It’s A Sin, Lydia West opted for a glamorous black dress with open shoulders and puffy white sleeves, which she paired with a small black clutch. 

  • Siena Kelly

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Siena Kelly.

    Siena Kelly, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Channel 4’s Adult Material, wore a high-necked yellow and black spotted gown. 

  • Claudia Winkleman

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Claudia Winkleman.

    Claudia Winkleman looked seriously chic as she walked the carpet in a black poncho-style dress with tasselled edges. 

  • Paapa Essiedu

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Paapa Essiedu.

    I May Destroy You’s Paapa Essidu paired his burnt orange suit with a white turtleneck jumper and shimmering sweater vest.

  • A’Whora

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: A’Whora.

    Drag Race UK star A’Whora brought a dose of glitz to the red carpet with this silver cut out dress doused in sequins and finished with pink and neon-yellow feathers.  

  • Letitia Wright

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Letitia Wright.

    Small Axe’s Letitia Wright wore a black collared mini Prada dress with diamond detailing and an array of delicate silver jewellery. 

  • Ncuti Gatwa

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Ncuti Gatwa.

    Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa mixed up the classic black suit and white shirt combo with a gold necklace and statement belt that tied at the waist. 

  • Rose Matafeo

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Rose Matafeo.

    Rose Matafeo, who recently wrote and starred in the BBC Three comedy Starstruck, walked the red carpet in a pale pink dress with delicate appliqued flowers. 

  • Weruche Opia

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Weruche Opia and her mother, Ruth Benamaisia Opia.

    I May Destroy You’s Weruche Opia took to the red carpet alongside her mother in a pink sequined dress with diamond-shaped cutouts.

  • Jodie Comer

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Jodie Comer.

    Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer looked effortlessly cool in her tailored top and trousers combo, which she wore with opened-toed heels. 

  • Billie Piper

    Bafta TV awards 2021 red carpet: Billie Piper.

    Billie Piper’s black and pink mini dress, which she paired with a black smoky eye and a big, crimped ponytail, delivered some serious rockstar vibes.

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