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Laura Whitmore posts throwback BAFTA snap as she admits 'tough year' for film


Laura Whitmore fuelled nostalgia as she shared a throwback snap from the BAFTA red carpet.

The TV presenter, 35, recently became a mum after welcoming her first child – a baby girl – with husband Iain Stirling.

The new mummy duties and the ongoing pandemic made it hard for Laura to present on the red carpet this year – especially because the event is virtual.

But it didn’t stop the Irish beauty from posting a sweet snap from 2019 of herself, Dermot O’Leary and Edith Bowman outside the Royal Albert Hall.

Admitting it’s been a “tough year” for the film and entertainment industry, Laura penned: “These two legends @edibow @dermotoleary host the @bafta film awards tonight 7pm @bbcone.”

Laura went on: “Been a tough year for the creative industry but we’ve also realised just how important film and entertainment is through difficult times.

“Can’t wait to find out this year’s winners! The show must go on x #BAFTA2021,” she added.

This year’s BAFTAs boasts the most diverse list of nominees in the awards show’s 74-year history.



Laura Whitmore
Laura Whitmore, 35, recently became a mum after welcoming her first child – a baby girl – with husband Iain Stirling

Stars including Anthony Hopkins and Vanessa Kirby are among those nominated for the top gongs, with many others up for grabs.

Presenters will appear during the ceremony from both London and Los Angeles, but all nominees will accept their gongs virtually in front of an online audience watching from home.



Edith Bowman and Dermot O'Leary
Dermot O’Leary and Edith Bowman are hosting this year’s BAFTAs

Among the awards announced on the second night will be the public-voted EE Rising Star Award and the Fellowship, BAFTA’s highest honour.

Stars have been gracing the BAFTA red carpet this evening, with Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor leading arrivals before the likes of Hugh grant, Renee Zellweger and Chiwetel Ejiofor smiled for the cameras.

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