Sunday 10th May 2015
** LondonWaldorf hotel**
** TV Bafta Awards**
I had managed to bag myself a ticket for the TV Baftas. Its apparently the first year they are selling tickets to the general public and me and two mates were going. I was majorly excited. I had been to the film Baftas a few month earlier but only to watch the stars on the red carpet and I didn’t really know who was who but I love TV and watch all the dramas and soaps so more excited about seeing British TV stars then film stars.
As I was pretending I was a tv star for the day I had booked myself into the Waldorf. Im not a millionnairess and this is a very special treat but I got a great deal online and to be honest it was only about £30 more than other hotels in the area. It was close to the award venue which was a big plus for me as still having difficulties walking long distances.
I checked into the hotel with no problems and they even checked me in early which was great. The room was large, light and airy and very comfortable. Unfortunately I didn’t get chance to use any of the facilities but the pictures of the pool looked great and as breakfast wasn’t included I didn’t get to experience that either. Rooms are currently going for about £300 but keep an eye out for a deal as I paid less than this, the hotel is in a great location I wish my bank balance aloud me to stay here every time I visited London as I loved the luxurious type of stay and now I’ve have been spoilt
Good Godfrey’s bar
I started the night with a gorgeous cocktail in Good Godfrey’s, the hotel bar. This had to be a good sign as my grandad was called Godfrey so it would be rude not to have a drink in there
Created in 1915 at paris’s landmark Harrys NewYork bar, this cocktail is made with gin, fresh lemon juice and sugar topped with champagne
It was so delicious and if we had had more time I would have easily been able to drink a few more but at £15 a pop maybe best I only had time for one. I think it was one of those drinks you don’t realise how lethal it is until you try and stand, therefore probably a good idea I only had one otherwise I would of been stumbling down the red carpet.
At the event
You actually walk down the red carpet it was brilliant, I thought they would have taken us through a back entrance before the carpet. But no, there I was walking alongside the stars. Camera lights were flashing, people were screaming and shouting although not at me I hasten to add but I’m sure a few photos were taken of us, afterall I was with two dapper guys in tuxedos I guess people were just taking photos on the off chance we were someone important, you never know we could have been the writers of Sherlock Holmes or something. If I had been on my own I would have just ran down the carpet as it was quite overwhelming with all the screaming and flashing lights. I personally think they were all taking pictures of us because we looked so sexy it had nothing to do to be stood next to Hugh Bonnerville.
My mate pointed out that Danny Dyer was merely feet in front of me oh my god I nearly wet myself I got so excited I went to grab my camera but then thought its not really the done thing when I’m on the middle of the red carpet. So just cheekily grinned at him he must of thought christ they are letting the crazies in this year.
We were then taken to a side entrance, of course we cant enter with the celebrities we are merely just the common people. It did feel a bit like being shoved into the servants entrance but I was just so happy and excited to be there I didn’t care. We did happen to go through the wrong door and found ourselves in the bit where the celebs were and before we were quickly evacuated we saw David Attenborough. I wouldn’t have a clue who he was he seemed a bit regal but my mate pointed him out as we walked past but I’m afraid I got more excited over this really hunky guy when I asked who he was my mate said “security” well I’m easily pleased lol.
The public are sat right at the top in the dress circle and you get a chocolate Bafta which was a nice touch we thought ours had been stolen so we stole someone else’s and then when I stood up I saw mine under the chair oops, I left it there maybe the persons who I stole will happen to come across it
I was in awe I saw some of my favourite actors, my photos are a bit crap which is a little disappointing but it was a truly magical night, next time though I want to be sat in the stalls so gonna have to start practising my acting skills.