RICHARD Osman has blasted the BAFTA TV Awards as a 'kick in the teeth' after a string of shows were snubbed.
The 52-year-old is a well-known face on TV thanks to his previous role on BBC quiz show Pointless and his own show, Richard Osman's House of Games.
But during his career, Richard has also produced a number of big shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats and 10 O'Clock Live.
His extensive work in the world of TV means he was left far from impressed when the BAFTA TV Award nominations were released today.
Richard's bone of contention in particular was with the Daytime category, which had three nominees: The Chase, The Repair Shop and Scam Interceptors.
Richard wrote: " Daytime TV punches far above its weight in terms of ratings, cost & popularity. To have only 2 daytime shows on this list is a bit of a kick in the teeth for producers.
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"If I made Bridge Of Lies, HUTH [Homes Under the Hammer], Come Dine, Lingo etc I think I'd feel robbed. Why bother having the category?"
He added in further tweets: "Apologies for such a TV-centric tweet, but it can be such a snobbish industry sometimes.
"Also, I love all three of those nominated shows (but the brilliant Repair Shop was on at 8pm)."
One of his followers replied: "They're not telling you something about the shows, they're telling you what value they place on the audience for them." and Richard responded: "Correct".
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Another Twitter user called Robin said: "Bafta rules states that if there's fewer than 20 entries, there can only be 3 nominees. Not sure how big the potential field is beyond those 20, mind."
Richard replied: "Ooh that's good info, thanks Robin."
Many of his followers agreed, with one writing: "If you said ‘daytime tv’ to me I’d be thinking This Morning, Homes Under the Hammer, Loose Women, Doctors. The Chase deserves its slot but so many missed opportunities."
Another added: "We love Bargain Hunt and Antiques Roadtrip. Brilliantly made, always good fun and really informative. But not on after 7, so no plaudits."
A third shared: "Tipping Point, Bargain Hunt and Dickinson's Real Deal are my daytime regulars."
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