Mo Gilligan accepted a BAFTA Award last night for hosting The Lateish Show, on Channel 4.
The Entertainment Performance award saw him amongst a list of highly-acclaimed hosts including; Graham Norton, Frankie Boyle and Lee Mack.
Upon accepting his award, the comedian 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.”
“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.”
The 32-year-old began hosting the Channel 4 talk show in July of last year. During the first series which spanned six episodes, he interviewed a bunch of big name such as; Katherine Ryan, Harry Redknapp, Tyson Fury and Steve Coogan.