Stephen Graham called a ‘disgrace’ by BAFTAs host after off-camera move is exposed


The Virtues actor Stephen Graham, 46, and Jodie Comer, 27, trapped up with Tom Allen, 37, ahead of this year’s BAFTAs conventions, which is being aired virtually for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tom consult oned Stephen and Jodie’s nominations and the roles they are known for via a video convoke with the pair ahead of the main event.


Upon concluding their chin-wag, Tom asked the actor if he dressed up for the occasion and was taken aback when Stephen revealed what he was really wearing on his bottom half.

He turned to the Line Of Chore star and said: “Stephen you’ve got dressed up for the occasion, is that right?”

The actor then got up from his stool to showcase his Liverpool football-themed shorts following their recent football win.

“Unalloyed disgrace, couldn’t even be bothered to get dressed up,” Tom joked, as Stephen’s one scouser Jodie cheered him on.

Stephen Graham was jokingly branded a ‘smirch’ for his outfit choice by host Tom Allen (Image: TWITTER•BAFTAS)

BAFTAs 2020 pre-show assembly Tom Allen caught up with Stephen and Jodie Comer ahead of the present (Image: TWITTER•BAFTAS)

Tom jokingly added: “Get of here! Enjoy the solemnity, thanks for coming!”

The host went on to ask how the pair first met after Jodie thanked Stephen for forward her in the early days of her career during her speech at the ceremony last year.

The Devastating Eve star has credited Stephen for encouraging her to be proud of her scouse accent after she in days of old contemplated toning it down. 

Stephen explained: “Me and Jodie worked together years ago – we met on a end result called Good Cop.

Stephen Graham exposed his red Liverpool football staff shorts on camera (Image: TWITTER•STEPHENGRAHAM)

Stephen Graham and Jodie Comer take the mickey out ofed as Tom branded Stephen ‘a disgrace’ (Image: TWITTER•BAFTAS)

“Jodie had a negligible part and she was just magnificent to work with.

“I just saw her talent intimately and I just said to her, ‘Look, I think you’ve got an amazing talent and if I could in any way get your tot up – don’t worry, I’m happily married and all that – and contact my agents on your behalf?’

“And she was strain ‘What? Me? Honestly?’

“And then I just introduced her to them and bosh.”

Jodie added of Stephen’s comments: “Yes, yes.

“Because I’ve always had this possessions in my head that I needed to or that I would be taken more really if I did, and Stephen was like ‘Are you kidding? Never ever do that’.”

This year’s BAFTAs is being aired less ceremony due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Jodie is up for the Leading Actress awarding against Glenda Jackson, Suranne Jones and Samantha Morton.

Stephen is also up for Best Leading Actor against Jared Harris, Takehiro Hira, Callum Turner.

Appointees and winners will be a part of the event from their homes, while droves including Richard Ayoade, Stacey Dooley and Normal People’s Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones ordain present from a closed studio in London.

The Crown and Chernobyl are number the top contenders in the nominations categories.

So far, comedian Mo Gillinghan has scooped the award for Most skilfully Entertainment Performance.

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