David Tennant reunites with Michael Sheen as he hosts BAFTAs for first time

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David Tennant is hosting the EE BAFTA Film Awards for the first time, and he's brought a special friend along for then occasion: Michael Sheen.

The BAFTAs opened with a Staged sketch that featured surprise appearances from Michael Sheen, Georgia Tennant, Stanley Tucci, Himesh Patel, Tom Hiddleston and Dame Judi Dench as Tennant attempted to find a dogsitter for Sheen's dog "Bark Ruffalo".

Tennant then brought the dog out into the audience before handing it off to Sheen after spotting him in the crowd. "Never work with animals or Michael Sheen," Tennant joked.

His opening monologue included gags about Saltburn, AI, Oppenheimer, Barbie and epic movie lengths.

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As in previous years, the BAFTA Film Awards are pre-recorded so if you want to know who won all the big awards, you can check out the full list of BAFTA winners here.

Ahead of the ceremony, Tennant said that the fact he wasn't a comedian gave him "slight cover" when hosting the awards.

"I'm not really expected to be good at any of that stuff. I'm just there to hold it all together," he explained. "And don't diss Tay Tay, I think is the lesson to be learned. I live in a house of Taylor Swift fans, so I know better."

Last year, Tennant revealed that there won't be any more episodes of Staged which has run for three series.

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"We've had a wonderful time filming the series but have no plans to do more," he explained. "It was a show borne out of a particular period of time – lockdown – when we were all in our houses communicating via Zoom, as our characters did in the show.

"We couldn't get out. Now, as the characters demonstrate in some of the scenes in the [last] series, we can."

At least we now have this BAFTA sketch to enjoy.

The BAFTA Film Awards air on BBC One tonight (February 18) at 7pm.

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