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


The Virtues actor Stephen Graham, 46, and Jodie Comer, 27, caught up with Tom Allen, 37, in the lead of this year’s BAFTAs ceremony, which is being aired for all practical purposes for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tom discussed Stephen and Jodie’s nominations and the functions they are known for via a video call with the pair ahead of the largest event.


Upon concluding their chat, Tom asked the actor if he upbraided up for the occasion and was taken aback when Stephen exposed what he was in the end wearing on his bottom half.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Killing Eve star has credited Stephen for encouraging her to be proud of her scouse accent after she some time ago contemplated toning it down. 

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

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

Stephen Graham and Jodie Comer tittered as Tom branded Stephen ‘a disgrace’ (Image: TWITTER•BAFTAS)

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

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

“And she was groove on ‘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 matter in my head that I needed to or that I would be taken more honestly if I did, and Stephen was like ‘Are you kidding? Never ever do that’.”

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

Jodie is up for the Leading Actress bestow 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 herds including Richard Ayoade, Stacey Dooley and Normal People’s Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones hand down present from a closed studio in London.

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

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

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