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‘Justifies a weekend pie’ – How comedian Bob Mortimer reacted to BAFTA assignment for Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

The twin starred in the six-part significant array that saw them transport opposite a nation to revisit some of a UK’s best places to fish.

They came adult with a thought after gifted angler Whitehouse, 60, offering to take long-term crony and co-operator Mortimer fishing as partial of his liberation following life-saving heart surgery.

In 2015, Mortimer, 59, was forced to cancel a initial leg of a debate with unchanging comedy partner Vic Reeves to recuperate from a triple bypass operation.

BBC Handout Photo from Mortimer Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. Pictured: (L-R) Paul Whitehouse, Bob Mortimer

The Shooting Stars horde suggested final year that he married his partner of 22 years half an hour before going underneath a knife.

Whitehouse, who has also undergone an operation on his heart, and Mortimer hinted that viewers will see a opposite side to their personalities as they inverse while fishing on a programme.

Speaking final year, Mortimer said: “I desired not carrying that shortcoming to be humorous – a comedy was a bonus.

“It outlines a initial time that I’ve been on a uncover as me. I’m opposite from a Bob from Vic and Bob. we adopt a persona usually, though not in this.”

The BAFTA nominations were announced on Thursday morning with Mortimer tweeting: “Justifies a weekend cake #pie”.

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing is adult against Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip (ITV), The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4) and Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC One).

Elsewhere, Ant Dec are nominated for best party opening for Saturday Night Takeaway and will contest opposite David Mitchell and Lee Mack, who are both nominated for Would we Lie To You?, as good as Rachel Parris, who is nominated for The Mash Report.

Saturday Night Takeaway is also nominated for best party programme, alongside Britain’s Got Talent, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show and Strictly Come Dancing. 

BBC Handout Photo from Mortimer Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. Pictured: (L-R) Paul Whitehouse, Bob Mortimer

Here are a a nods in a vital categories:

Comedy party programme

The Big Narstie Show (Channel 4)

The Last Leg (Channel 4)

A League Of Their Own (Sky One)

Would we Lie To You? (BBC One)

Current affairs

Football’s Wall Of Silence (Al Jazeera Investigations) (Al Jazeera English)

Iran Unveiled: Taking On The Ayatollahs (Exposure) (ITV)

Massacre during Ballymurphy (Channel 4)

Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Dispatches) (Channel 4)

Drama series

Bodyguard (BBC One)

Informer (BBC One)

Killing Eve (BBC One)

Save Me (Sky Atlantic)

Entertainment performance

Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly – Ant Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)

David Mitchell – Would we Lie To You? (BBC One)

Lee Mack – Would we Lie To You? (BBC One)

Rachel Parris – The Mash Report (BBC Two)

Entertainment programme

Ant Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)

Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC One)

Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One)

Factual series

24 Hours In AE (Channel 4)

Life And Death Row: The Mass Execution (BBC Three)

Louis Theroux’s Altered States (BBC Two)

Prison (Channel 4)

Features

Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip (ITV)

The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4)

Mortimer Whitehouse: Gone Fishing (BBC Two)

Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC One)

Female opening in a comedy programme

Daisy May Cooper – This Country (BBC Three)

Jessica Hynes – There She Goes (BBC Four)

Julia Davis – Sally4Ever (Sky Atlantic)

Lesley Manville – Mum (BBC Two)

International

54 Hours: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis (BBC Four)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Channel 4)

Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate (Storyville) (BBC Two)

Succession (Sky Atlantic)

Leading actor

Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose (Sky Atlantic)

Chance Perdomo – Killed By My Debt (BBC Three)

Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal (BBC One)

Lucian Msamati – Kiri (Channel 4)

Leading actress

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve (BBC One)

Keeley Hawes – Bodyguard (BBC One)

Ruth Wilson – Mrs Wilson (BBC One)

Sandra Oh – Killing Eve (BBC One)

Live event

Open Heart Surgery: Live (Channel 5)

Royal British Legion Festival Of Remembrance (BBC One)

The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (BBC One)

Stand Up To Cancer (Channel 4)

Male opening in a comedy programme

Alex Macqueen – Sally4Ever (Sky Atlantic)

Jamie Demetriou – Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4)

Peter Mullan – Mum (BBC Two)

Steve Pemberton – Inside No. 9 (BBC Two)

Mini-series

A Very English Scandal (BBC One)

Kiri (Channel 4)

Mrs Wilson (BBC One)

Patrick Melrose (Sky Atlantic)

News coverage

Bullying And Harassment In The House of Commons (Newsnight) (BBC Two)

Cambridge Analytica Uncovered (Channel 4)

Good Morning Britain: On A Knife Edge (ITV)

Good Morning Britain: Thomas Markle Exclusive (ITV)

Reality assembled factual

Dragon’s Den (BBC Two)

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV)

Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds (Channel 4)

The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night (ITV)

Scripted comedy

Derry Girls (Channel 4)

Mum (BBC Two)

Sally4Ever (Sky Atlantic)

Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4)

Short form programme

Bovril Pam (Snatches From Women’s Lives) (BBC Four)

The Mind Of Herbert Clunkerdunk (BBC iPlayer)

Missed Call (Real Stories)

Wonderdate (BBC iPlayer)

Single documentary

Driven: The Billy Monger Story (BBC Three)

Gun No. 6 (BBC Two)

My Dad, The Peace Deal And Me (BBC One)

School For Stammerers (ITV)

Single drama

Bandersnatch – Black Mirror (Netflix)

Care (BBC One)

Killed By My Debt (BBC Three)

Through The Gates (On The Edge) (Channel 4)

Soap stability drama

Casualty (BBC One)

Coronation Street (ITV)

EastEnders (BBC One)

Hollyoaks

Specialist factual

Bros: After The Screaming Stops (BBC Four)

Grayson Perry: Rites Of Passage (Channel 4)

Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley (BBC One)

Superkids: Breaking Away From Care (Channel 4)

Sport

2018 Six Nations: Scotland v England (BBC One)

2018 World Cup Quarter Final: England v Sweden (BBC One)

England’s Test Cricket – Cook’s Farwell (Sky Sports Cricket)

Winter Olympics (BBC Two)

Supporting actor

Alex Jennings – Unforgotten (ITV)

Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal (BBC One)

Kim Bodnia – Killing Eve (BBC One)

Stephen Graham – Save Me (Sky Atlantic)

Supporting actress

Billie Piper – Collateral (BBC Two)

Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve (BBC One)

Keeley Hawes – Mrs Wilson (BBC One)

Monica Dolan – A Very English Scandal (BBC One)

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