Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones, who are guest presenters at tonight's TV Bafta Awards, have been pictured together on the red carpet keeping a safe social distance. 

The ceremony is being broadcast as live on BBC One from behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, with nominees accepting their awards virtually.

Mescal and Edgar-Jones, who starred as Connell and Marianne in the critically acclaimed drama, posed with a tape measure marking out one metre of social distancing.

Flying the Irish flag - Aisling Bea arrives at the TV Bafta Awards 

Actors Himesh Patel and Adrian Lester, presenter Stacey Dooley and Irish comedian Aisling Bea were also among the arrivals at the BBC's studio in London.

Richard Ayoade will host the show for the first time, while actor Idris Elba will receive the special award, one of Bafta's highest accolades, presented by a surprise guest.

They will be joined virtually by Billy Porter, Chris O'Dowd, David Tennant, Jeff Goldblum, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Michael Sheen and Ruth Madeley, all guest presenting via video-link.

Stacey Dooley is on presenting duties 

The show will also feature two performances from Australian comedian and musician Tim Minchin, including an original song composed for the event.

The Bafta TV awards were due to take place on May 17, while the craft awards, which celebrate technical achievements, were to be held on April 26, but were postponed because of the coronavirus crisis.

The craft awards were streamed online on July 17, hosted by Stephen Mangan.

Sky drama Chernobyl and Netflix's royal saga The Crown lead the way at the main awards, securing three nominations each.

The Virgin Media Baftas will be broadcast on BBC One at 7pm.

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