Ant and Dec left red faced as they make on stage blunder after winning BAFTA for Saturday Night Takeaway

Ant and Dec left red faced as they make on stage blunder after winning BAFTA for Saturday Night Takeaway

ANT and Dec were left red faced after they made an on stage blunder following their BAFTA win.

The Geordie duo were the first winners of the evening at tonight's ceremony, which took place at London's Royal Festival Hall.

Ant and Dec won in the Entertainment Programme category for Saturday Night Takeaway, beating Strictly Come Dancing, Life & Rhymes and An Audience with Adele.

After heading up on stage and accepting the award, Ant said: "What a great start to the night."

This is the fourth time the presenters have won the category but Dec said they hadn't assumed they would win again tonight.

He added: "We were convinced we weren't going to get it this year so we came for a bit of a party."

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Ant said: "We love doing it, we still love doing it."

The pair then headed off stage, and viewers at home were unaware of the blunder that happened next.

As they headed to the back of the stage, they seemed unsure of how to exit.

Ant said: "Well that’s awkward isn’t it."

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Host Richard Ayoade joked: “Maybe they should pay less attention to the programme and more about where to walk off stage.

"A thought for next year.” 

Bafta chairman Krishnendu Majumdar opened the event with a speech addressing diversity and the changing media landscape, before paying tribute to TV journalists working in Ukraine and Sir Billy Connolly, who will receive the BAFTA fellowship during the ceremony.

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