Rachel Riley's BAFTA nerves

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 February 2015
Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley has admitted she is both "excited" and "nervous" about presenting on the red carpet at the BAFTA Awards but cannot wait to meet Emma Stone, Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch

Rachel Riley admits she is "nervous and excited" about presenting on the BAFTAs red carpet.

While the 'Countdown' co-host is excited about finding out about the stars' secrets at the star-studded ceremony on Sunday (08.02.15) at London's Royal Opera House, the blonde beauty is also slightly apprehensive about the occasion but hopes the actors and actresses will be relaxed when she is speaking to them.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "This is quite different for me. I've never done any red carpet interviewing before. It's quite new and will be exciting and nerve-wracking.

"But a lot of people who are going there it will be their first time as well and they will be up for awards so I think they will be more nervous about that than anything else."

Rachel - who has interviewed several Manchester United players while presenting a programme on the football club's TV channel, MUTV - is looking forward to rubbing shoulders with Emma Stone at the event and cannot wait to speak to Best Actor nominees Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch.

She added: "I'd love to meet Emma Stone because I haven't seen a film with her in that I didn't like. She's one of those people that if I see she's in the film then I'll go and see it.

"Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch are in the two kinds of mathsy films playing Stephen Hawking and Alan Turing. It's nice to have Brits up for awards."

The former 'Gadget Show' presenter also admitted one of the reasons she took on the job is because she was looking forward to being a "geek" at the event as she has to wear a dress with a camera integrated into it.

She explained: "It should be fun. I've got a camera integrated into my dress so I haven't got to worry about pointing anything, it's going to be taking live video stream and pictures for me. So at least I haven't got to worry about that.

"One reason why I was keen to do this BAFTA presenting is because there is a camera integrated into the dress so the geek side of me thought, 'Oh that's quite cool.'

"A lot of stuff on 'The Gadget Show' it would take a lot of attempts to get it working but this is streaming live in HD for the YouTube channel so hopefully everything is working on the night."

Watch the star-studded EE BAFTA red carpet show, live with Rachel Riley on http://www.ee.couk/bafta

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