Bradley Walsh throws ‘tantrum’ at Baftas after The Chase star loses out on award
7 June 2021, 10:34 | Updated: 7 June 2021, 11:11
Romesh Ranganathan told Bradley Walsh 'shut up' after The Chase star heckled him over his BAFTA win.
Bradley Walsh left viewers in hysterics when he jokingly threw a tantrum at the BAFTAs.
The 61-year-old’s show Beat the Chasers’ lost out to comedian Romesh Ranganathan, who won the best Entertainment Performance.
When Romesh took to the stage, Bradley joked: "I can't believe it,” as he pulled down his mask.
He then loudly wolf whistled before heckling Romesh from the crowd.
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Romesh jokingly told Bradley to ‘shut up’ before going on: "Wow thank you so much. I really didn't expect to win, well there was a good chance...
“It was much easier for me to do the show this series because I just had to do it from my garage.
"In many ways I feel like I've put in less effort for more reward. That's what life's all about in showbiz."
After Romesh finished his speech, Bradley mouthed ‘this is a joke’ to the camera.
And fans at home found the whole thing hilarious, as one person Tweeted: “Bradley Walsh mouthing to the camera ‘I can’t believe it.’ And then heckling the winner had me howling! #baftas”
“Bradley Walsh [laughing faces] #BAFTAs,” said another, while a third added: “#BAFTAs Bradley dissing Romesh [laughing face].”
"Loving Bradley Walsh's cheekiness,” said a fourth.
Meanwhile, Michaela Coel had two huge wins at the BAFTAs this year, after she bagged the gong for Lead Actress and Mini-Series for her BBC drama I May Destroy You.
Paul Mescal also won Lead Actor for his role in Normal People, which he dedicated to his co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones, who plays his love interest Marianne in the show.
He said: "I want to thank everyone at Hulu and the BBC.
"I want to thank the cast. I want to dedicate this to Daisy, who is the best scene partner and one of the best people I know."
Speaking backstage, Paul added: "It's a role that totally changed my life and has given me an opportunity to continue doing the job that I love.
“I think it struck a chord because it's seeing two people that people feel like they can relate to and seeing how they navigate life."