United Kingdom – The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that Sue Perkins will host the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards in 2017, marking her first year as master of ceremonies at the event. The awards will take place at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank on Sunday 14 May 2017 and the ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One. The red carpet arrivals will also be live streamed.

The Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards recognise and celebrate the very best television programmes, performances and behind-the-scenes talent from 2016.  The full nominations will be announced live on Tuesday 11th April.

Clare Brown, Director of Production at BAFTA said, “Sue is a hugely talented presenter, comedian and writer who is much loved by the British public. She is respected in the industry for both her warm and witty on-screen presence and for her skill as a comedy writer.  It’s a pleasure to welcome her as the host of this year’s awards.”