A COMEDIAN has been nominated for two gongs at this year’s Baftas.

Romesh Ranganathan’s comedy show The Ranganation is up for an award in the comedy entertainment programme category.

It is the second time The Ranganation has been nominated for a Bafta after it received its first nod last year.

The programme sees the Crawley comedian and two celebrity guests discuss the week’s news in front of a focus group of 20 members of the public who aim to provide a cross section of the country.

Romesh has two opportunities to take home an award at this year’s Baftas, as his Sky One show Rob and Romesh VS has also received a nomination in the same category.

The challenge show sees Romesh, and fellow comedian Rob Beckett, push themselves to the limits as they learn about unfamiliar worlds - boxing, basketball, ballet - from experts in the field.

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Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe and Channel 4’s The Big Narstie show have also received nominations in the comedy entertainment category.

Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology series, royal drama The Crown and Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You lead the nominations.

Normal People, an adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel of the same name, scored seven nominations, including best mini-series, while stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones are recognised in the leading actor and leading actress categories.

Gogglebox stars reacting to Boris Johnson's press conferences and Diversity’s Black Lives Matter-inspired performance on Britain’s Got Talent are both in the running to be crowned the best TV moment of the year.

Comedian Richard Ayoade is returning to host the Baftas for a second year, with the ceremony returning to a studio-based production.

2020’s ceremony was broadcast live from behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, with nominees accepting their awards virtually.

The Baftas will broadcast as-live on BBC One on the evening of Sunday 6 June.