Rebel Wilson to host Baftas in March

Rebel Wilson, pictured with Baz Luhrmann, will host this year's Bafta awards in London.
Rebel Wilson, pictured with Baz Luhrmann, will host this year's Bafta awards in London.

Actress Rebel Wilson has responded with a tongue-in-cheek post mentioning her weight loss, and an apparent reference to the Duke of York, following news she will host this year's EE Bafta film awards.

She said in an Instagram post: "I am very honoured to be hosting the EE British Academy Film Awards in March, where Covid will no longer exist because it will clearly have been cancelled by then.

"It's going to be so much fun! I don't wanna put any pressure on this - I know I'm not going to be funny because I am no longer fat.

"And besides, I'm not going to 'sweat-it' with nerves because I have a peculiar medical condition where I can't sweat ... or cause offence to people because of my adorable Australian accent.

"So, basically, I'll just be there to hang out with Dame Judi Dench and together we'll both try and bond with Daniel Craig. And yes, I do mean 'bond'.

"This show will be an anniversary celebration of some important British film franchises such as HARRY POTTER and not such as CATS. Everybody's going to love it, I'm sure! See you guys March 13th!".

Nominations will be revealed on February 3, with the ceremony being held on March 13.

Australian Associated Press