News 1 August 2020

Mo Gilligan wins a BAFTA at first-ever virtual ceremony

1 August 2020

Mo Gilligan took home a well-deserved BAFTA Award last night after years of perseverance and hard work.

Mo took home the Entertainment Performance Award prize for his hosting abilities over on Channel 4’s The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan.

The former Rated Awards host beat out big names to take home the trophy such as Graham Norton, Frankie Boyle and Lee Mack.

On his win, Mo said, “Just on a personal note, this award means so much to me, even the names that I’m with, it’s like blown my mind away to be here.”

On diversity and representation on television, he added, “There’s still so much work to do of getting people like me on TV, people of different backgrounds, people that sound like me, and not feel like you have to change the way you speak.”

“Hopefully, somebody watching is like, ‘Whoah, Mo is the guy down my road, I have a friend called Mo, I am a Mo.’ And that is what it is about. But there is still so much work to do, and we all collectively know that within this industry.”

In addition to his work on The Lateish Show, Mo continues to work with Big Narstie on his eponymous Channel 4 series and he continues to release consistent content on YouTube and Netflix.

Mo also worked on the lockdown series Mo Gilligan’s All-Star Happy Hour which brought joy into people’s living rooms during the early stages of the pandemic. 

For more content from Mo Gilligan, take in his latest Homes Under the Hammer reaction video.