Laura Whitmore is first to arrive at the BAFTAs in dazzling keyhole gown
Irish tv presenter Laura Whitmore is the first star to arrive on the BAFTAs red carpet.
The Bray native (30) opted for an eye-catching blue jersey gown with a keyhole neckline ahead of her hosting duties for the BBC's You Tube channel tonight. Work clearly comes first for the presenter, who jetted in from New York yesterday after spending four days in the Big Apple for Fashion Week.
She is the first famous Irish face to hit the red carpet as a record number of Irish talent are up for gongs at tonight's award ceremony, including Saoirse Ronan, Michael Fassbender, Lenny Abrahamson who directed Room and Emma O'Donoghue, who wrote the screenplay.
RTE star Angela Scanlon has also nabbed a prestigious presenting role for the British Academy, hosting their red carpet special on BBC Three.
Stars from around the world will be descending on Covent Garden for Sunday night's ceremony, the last major film awards before the Oscars on February 28.