Davina McCall’s emotional BAFTA TV speech interrupted by awkward sound blunder
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Davina McCall made an emotional speech during Sunday evening’s BAFTA TV Awards ceremony, but a technical blunder managed to interrupt her flow.
The presenter fronts the show Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace on ITV, which helps people to reunite with estranged relatives in emotional scenes.
Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace won the dong for Best Feature on the night, leaving Davina and her team leaping with joy as they appeared via video call.
Davina then launched into a speech, paying tribute to the real people who agreed to share their personal stories on the show, often touching on traumatic moments in their lives.
Unfortunately, the connection dipped in and out during the speech, drowning out her words as she thanks the BAFTA TV team for the award.
The dodgy interruption wasn’t lost on show host Richard Ayoade, who seized the opportunity to crack a joke about the sound quality.
"And they’ve stuck with the same sound recordist from the beginning," Richard quipped, prompting a laugh from the audience.
Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace was up against three major contenders on the night.
BBC favourite The Repair Shop, in which a team of specialists restore treasured objects to their original glory, was a strong choice for the judges.
On top of that, Big Zuu’s Big Eats and Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing were in the running, losing out to Long Lost Family.
Watching the ceremony from home, viewers were delighted for Davina and her team, as they congratulated Long Lost Family on the spectacular win.
"Congratulations to all involved with Long Lost Family . Beautiful beautiful programme and made so sensitively. So pleased for you all, and for all of the people you have helped bring together, or given much needed answers," said one.
A second agreed: "Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace, deserved to win."
And a third chimed: "Congratulations to long lost family on winning the features award. Very well deserved a very inspirational and emotional programme."
- Davina McCall
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