Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan rocked the season’s biggest trend as she stepped out with Ncuti Gatwa at the BAFTAs

Nicola Coughlan's BAFTA dress was a vision in pink!

Nicola Coughlan and Ncuti Gatwa attend the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 08, 2022 in London, England.
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If you didn’t see it, Nicola Coughlan’s BAFTA dress was a full-on hot pink dream and truly fit for ‘Ton’s’ Queen of gossip, as Lady Whistledown brought her A-game to the BAFTA awards by wearing this season's trendiest color.

The Bridgerton star stepped out alongside fellow co-stars and Netflix alums—including Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa, whose just been announced as the next Doctor Who!

Yep, Gatwa will be the new owner of the Tardis and will soon be galavanting across time and space as the latest BBC Time Lord. 

The show announced the news on Twitter (opens in new tab) writing: “The future is here! Ncuti Gatwa is the Doctor.” The only downside to this joyous news is that we may see Gatwa exit Sex Education—we don’t know about you but Sex Ed just wouldn’t be the same without Eric!

Nicola Coughlan and Ncuti Gatwa attend the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 08, 2022 in London, England

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Regardless, the BAFTAS were no doubt a moment of huge celebration for the actor—and he got us right in the feels as he posed with Coughlan.

The pair held hands as they posed for pictures, with Gatwa wearing a seriously cool fit from Orange Culture, while also rocking a new bleach-blonde look.

Nicola Coughlan's BAFTA dress

As you can probably tell from the hot pink shade, Coughlan wore a stunning Valentino Gown.

Hot pink has become synonymous with the brand this year, with the likes of Zendaya being spotted in a pink Valentino suit and Sebastian Stan and Glenn Close representing the brand in pink at the Met Gala. 

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Infact nearly the entire Valentino Autumn/Winter 2022 collection was fuchsia pink and it looks like Summer may be no different—so gear up to see a lot of it on the streets!

Oh and speaking of the Met Gala, Coughlan rocked the red carpet again with her Featherington-inspired Richard Quinn Met Gala gown. That makes two incredible pink dresses in one month—she spoils us!

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Looks like Coughlan may soon be crowned best red carpet dresser if she keeps these outfits coming!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.