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Ahead of this year’s Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, we celebrate the nominees of Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment over one epic week

By Virgin TV Edit

Bringing all the top entertainment together is what we do best – and you can enjoy an evening of it on Sunday 8 May by joining us for the Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards. On the night, we’ll find out the winner of Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment of 2021 – the only award voted for by the public that celebrates the unmissable TV moments that got us laughing, tweeting, sobbing and shrieking last year.  


Voting’s now closed, but as we count down to what promises to be an epic Awards night, we’re celebrating the joy of great TV with a week of our very own exciting Must-See Moments. Each day from Monday 2 May until Saturday 7 May will be dedicated to a different Must-See Moment nominee, with plenty of big surprises along the way.


All you need to do is keep an eye on Virgin Media’s TV and social channels (plus some of your favourite stars’!) for unmissable championing the nominees: An Audience With AdeleI’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!It’s A SinRuPaul’s Drag Race UKSquid Game and Strictly Come Dancing.   


Plus, you can come back here every day to check out what you might’ve missed.


But which moment will take the crown? Tune into this year’s star-studded Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday 8 May at 6pm on BBC One HD (CH 101) to find out.


Monday 2 May

Inspired by “UK Hun?” – Bimini’s verse from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK – we asked drag queen, social media star and Glow Up winner Ellis Atlantis to show us how to slay the red carpet with a Bimini-inspired look. Check out the video here.


“UK Hun?” – Bimini’s verse is just one of six moments nominated for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment of 2021. Bimini Bon Boulash returned with fire in their belly to prove themselves after a 7-month filming break due to lockdown. Bimini’s verse in The RuRuVision Song Contest was their time to shine, combining powerful lyrics with unbelievable dancing to help propel The United Kingdolls and “UK Hun?” into popculture herstory. Bing bang bong to that!


Tuesday 3 May

Following his performance in It’s A Sin, we brought together Callum Scott Howells and Josh Smith for an exclusive REIGN podcast diving into that powerful moment of Colin’s devastating AIDS diagnosis. Listen to the podcast here.


This is one of six unmissable TV moments of last year. Colin lies in a Welsh hospital with his mum, Jill and Ash by his side. Confused and distraught, he’s told the devastating news that he’s got AIDS. His mum does her best to console him, but the pure sadness is hitting them all. They make a plan to move Colin to London for treatment.


Wednesday 4 May

It takes someone brave to play the Red Light, Green Light game from Squid Game. But Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment of 2020 winners Jordan and Ashley Banjo took on the challenge. Watch the video above.


Red Light, Green Light game is just one of six moments nominated for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment of 2021. Contestants line up to play the traditional Korean children’s game, Red Light, Green Light – but it quickly becomes apparent that this is no ordinary schoolyard game, and the consequence of losing is death. Who’ll make it across the line, and what’s the purpose behind this barbaric game?


Thursday 5 May

To celebrate Strictly Come Dancing’s Virgin Media Must-See Moment nomination for Rose and Giovanni’s silent dance to ‘Symphony’, the couple went to surprise deaf students of Frank Barnes school.


Rose and Giovanni's silent dance to 'Symphony' is just one of six unmissable TV moments nominated for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment of 2021. Strictly Come Dancing champs Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice danced their Couple’s Choice in week eight of the competition to Clean Bandit’s ‘Symphony’. In the middle of the performance, the studio fell silent for eight bars of music while Rose and Giovanni continued to dance as a positive and joyful dance was a tribute to the deaf community.


Friday 6 May

Inspired by the Must-See Moment when Adele was surprised by her former teacher, this year’s Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards nominees thank the teachers who put them on their path to success.

This s just one of six moments nominated for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment of 2021. During An Audience With Adele, a question from Emma Thompson leads to the reveal of a particularly special audience member – Adele’s old English teacher from school. After spotting her in the audience, they emotionally reunite on stage for the first time in over 15 years.


Saturday 7 May

Come back here soon for the big reveal.


When are the 2022 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards on TV?

The 2022 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards airs on BBC One HD (CH 101) on Sunday 8th May at 6pm. It is also available through Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer.


Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment

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