Orange are the main sponsor of Britain’s biggest awards ceremony and have taken the rather brave decision to get Miss Piggy to be their main presenter on the red carpet for the awards this Sunday 12th February. I say ‘brave’ for two reasons….
- She will do her best to steal the show and make it all about herself
- I can’t even begin to imagine the logistical nightmare that it must be to get Miss Piggy to do the interviews on the carpet with the certain requirements that she must have!
Miss Piggy will no doubt get a few plugs for her new movie, The Muppets which is released this Friday in during the course of the show but I simply cannot wait to see the most famous pig in the world hit the carpet and interview some a-listers. If you’ve been to the cinema recently, the latest Orange advert uses The Muppets to ask you to turn your phone off before the movie so it seems the relationship between Orange and The Muppets (Disney) grows even stronger!
Roll on Sunday and we’ll see you there. We have interviews with Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog here and you can click here to see all our coverage of the BAFTA Awards. We’ll be live blogging the awards too so make sure you tun in and use the reminder box on the right of this post to let you know when the feed goes live.
Full press release below:
INTERNATIONAL ICON MISS PIGGY PREPARES TO FLIRT WITH THE STARS AS THE HOST OF ORANGE’S BAFTA RED CARPET SHOW
- The ‘Orange BAFTA Red Carpet Show With Miss Piggy’ will be available from orange.co.uk/bafta on Monday 13 February
London 6 February 2012. Orange today announced that, in her own words, “international star, role model and diva,” – the fabulous Miss Piggy – is set to put her unique questions to the great and the good of the international movie scene at this weekend’s Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony as the host of its ‘Orange BAFTA Red Carpet Show With Miss Piggy’.
Miss Piggy needs no introduction; star of film, TV and the upcoming Disney movie ‘The Muppets’ released nationwide on February 10th, she has been a pop culture icon known for her wit, charm and for having a certain frog on her arm. In a UK first she will be anchoring the ‘Orange BAFTA Red Carpet Show With Miss Piggy’ from the ceremony, conducting interviews and analysis with the leading lights of the movie industry; from the huge array of home-grown talent as well as many famous faces flying in from around the globe, in her own inimitable style.
The glittering awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 12 February at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London just two days after ‘The Muppets’ goes on general release across the UK.
Miss Piggy commented on her role: “Imagine the likes of Clooney, Dujardin, Fassbender, Oldman and Pitt achieving the very pinnacle of their careers by getting a chance to speak with the one and only moi—Miss Piggy! Naturally, I will be asking questions that only moi would dare to ask.
So live your dreams vicariously through me and tune in Monday 13th February to see lots of MOI on the red carpet with my fellow A-List actors. I can hardly wait…and neither can they!”
Spencer McHugh, Director of Brand at Orange, said: “We couldn’t be more delighted that an icon of Miss Piggy’s stature has agreed to host our red carpet show from this year’s BAFTA’s. Having her there is very exciting for us and we can’t wait to see what great interviews she gets on the night.”
Joining Miss Piggy in the new movie is Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, who discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theatre and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theatre, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets” hits the big screen February 10, 2012.
Orange BAFTA Red Carpet Show With Miss Piggy’ will be filmed and edited overnight and made available through orange.co.uk/bafta and other channels on Monday 13 February.