Channel 4’s Stath Lets Flats star Jamie Demetriou has beaten new Doctor Who Ncuti Gatwa to the Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme BAFTA TV Awards.
Gatwa was unveiled as Jodie Whittaker’s replacement earlier this afternoon but he failed to scoop the BAFTA for his performance in season three of Sex Education.
The other nominees were Brassic’s Joseph Gilgun, Bloods’ Samson Kayo, Steve Coogan for his performance in BBC comedy This Time With Alan Partridge and Jerk’s Tim Renkow.
Stath Lets Flats is created by Demetriou and stars his sister Natasia Demetriou. It is currently being pitched in the U.S and won two BAFTAs in 2020.
Demetriou used his speech to praise Channel 4 for giving him the opportunity. “I would never have done this without you,” he added.