Daisy Edgar Jones and Paul Mescal socially distance on the red carpet at the BAFTA TV Awards

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Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
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From Harper's BAZAAR

With the pandemic putting a stop to all events this spring and summer, we've been deprived of any red-carpet fashion to admire in recent weeks.

With lockdown gradually starting to ease in certain areas of the UK and places beginning to open up again, the Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards were able to take place in a reduced capacity today (31 July), with a handful of stars invited to present - to no audience - at the Television Centre studios.

Normal People stars Daisy Edgar Jones and Paul Mescal were two such acting talents who arrived at the predominantly virtual ceremony (the recipients will be accepting and being interviewed via video link), and demonstrated some excellent social distancing on the red carpet.

Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

While Mescal, 24, braved the sweltering London heatwave in a grey suit and T-shirt, his co-star Edgar Jones, 22, opted for a pretty black dress with a metallic mesh bodice, paired with matching black and silver strappy sandals. She wore her ombre hair loose around her shoulders, with a freshly trimmed version of the fringe that sparked thousands of copycat cuts when she starred in the hit BBC series as Marianne.

Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

Normal People, based on the hit novel by Sally Rooney, first aired on BBC in April, becoming one of the most popular series of lockdown. The story focuses on a young Irish couple, who meet at school and go to university in Dublin together.

The TV series was recently nominated for four 2020 Emmy Awards and the novel was named Waterstones' Book of the Year in 2018.

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