Saturday 16 December 2017

Ross to slip word into Bafta script

Jonathan Ross will slip a mystery word into his script
Jonathan Ross will slip a mystery word into his script

Bafta host Jonathan Ross has promised to weave a mystery word into his script during the televised awards show.

The presenter - who will front Sunday night's ceremony - has asked his Twitter followers to make suggestions about what he should say.

It follows last year's movie Bafta event in which he successfully tossed the word "salad" into the show.

Writing on Twitter he said: "In keeping with last year's tradition, would any of you care to suggest a word for me to slip into the Baftas? Can't be too rude, obviously."

In 2009, Ross's wife Jane Goldman chose "salad" from among the suggestions. He slotted the word in while introducing the award for costume design, saying: "In my view, actors are in many ways like salad - they are nothing without great dressing."

He added: "I will pause for a moment to let the magnitude of that analogy sink in for you."

The event takes place on Sunday at the Royal Opera House with Hollywood stars flying in for the glittering event. Guests who are expected to attend include Colin Firth, Uma Thurman and Dustin Hoffman.

Press Association

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