Joanna Lumley Returns as BAFTA Host

Joanna Lumley. Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (8960582e)

The BAFTAs love Joanna Lumley.

So much so, that they have asked her to return as host of the British film awards.

“We’re thrilled that Joanna has agreed to return as our host for a second year, she was fantastic and we’re looking forward to the ceremony with her once again at the helm,” said BAFTA’s director of awards Emma Baehr.

The Absolutely Fabulous star is regarded as a national treasure, so it seemed only logical to select her as host when veteran MC, Stephen Fry, stepped down last year after holding the fort for 12 ceremonies.

The awards are regarded as the biggest night in the British film industry, and includes awards such as Best British Film and Rising Star.

The ceremony will once again be held at The Royal Albert Hall when it takes place on the 10th of February, with nominations set to be announced on the 9th of January.

How absolutely fabulous!