This Morning’s Dermot O’Leary replaces Graham Norton as BAFTA Film Awards host alongside Edith Bowman and Clara Amfo

GRAHAM Norton will not be returning as host of this year's EE Bafta Film Awards.

The broadcasting legend, 57, will be replaced by Dermot O'Leary and Edith Bowman, both 47, for this year's delayed ceremony.

The event will take place on Sunday, April 11 at the Royal Albert Hall with nominees and audience members joining the show virtually.

A spokeswoman for Bafta said: "Graham is not hosting the ceremony this year but Bafta loves working with Graham Norton – he was a great host last year.

"We have a very successful working relationship with him across both the Film and TV Awards and have done for a number of years. We very much value the level of expertise and charisma he brings to the shows.

"This year, with two broadcast shows across the BBC, the opportunity arose to do things a little bit differently and explore various options rather than have one host for one show.

"As a result, the show is now spread across two nights over the weekend of April 10 to celebrate the craft of filmmaking on a larger scale and we’ve hired multiple hosts and panellists to bring these shows to life."

Strictly star and Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo, 36, will present the EE Bafta Film Awards Opening Night on Saturday, April 10, which will see her joined by a panel of guests and feature behind the scenes footage from nominated films, as well as the presentation of eight awards.

She will also interview other Bafta presenters from the Royal Albert Hall on the night of the ceremony, as well as award recipients as part of a Winner's Reactions show on EE's Twitter.

Nomadland and Rocks lead the way for the 74th EE British Academy Film Awards with seven nominations each.

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