Daisy May Cooper has been secretly involved in a whirlwind relationship with a new man for the last nine months – and he’s already moved in with the actress.
The This Country star hinted at a fresh romance on Sunday evening, during which she was seen sharing a passionate kiss with a mystery man outside the Royal Festival Hall venue.
Daisy, who looked incredible in a floor-length pastel pink dress, was seen packing on the PDA with the man as they headed back to their hotel following the ceremony.
The boyfriend is understood to be a Bristol based artist, and friends claim the actress – who separated from husband Will Weston in 2021 – has fallen head-over-heels in love.
A source told The Sun: ‘Daisy is head over heels with her new man and has really enjoyed getting to know him away from the spotlight.
‘Most of the time they lead a very ordinary life together and left fans gobsmacked when they showed up at boot sale together recently.
‘He gets on really well with Daisy’s dad Paul and seems to be a really calming influence on Daisy after a hectic time following the breakdown of her marriage.’
Smooch: Daisy May Cooper shared a kiss with a mystery man after a glam night out at the British Academy Television Awards on Sunday
Close: The This Country star, who looked incredible in a floor-length pastel pink dress, was seen packing on the PDA with the man as they headed back to their hotel
Helping hand: The star’s companion was also seen helping her with the long train of her dress as the made her way into the hotel barefoot
The pair were first seen together attending a car boot sale in Cheltenham, but the TV BAFTA Awards appear to be their first notable public appearance as a couple.
Leaving the event on Sunday evening, Daisy closed her eyes as the pair shared several smooches while waiting for their car outside the afterparty.
He was later seen helping her with the long train of her dress as the made her way into the hotel barefoot.
Daisy was nominated on Sunday night in the Female Performance in A Comedy Programme category for her show Am I Being Unreasonable?
While she lost out to Siobhán McSweeney for Derry Girls, her show did scoop a win in the Male Performance In A Comedy Programme category for Lenny Rush, 14, who plays her onscreen son.
The actress, best known for writing and starring in BBC mockumentary This Country, dressed to impress for her glam night out on Sunday, wowing in a pink dress with a white fur trimming, taking inspiration from Britney Spears’ iconic look in her Lucky music video.
The Am I Being Unreasonable star showed off her incredible weight loss as she paired the sheer gown with a matching cape.
Daisy has undergone a dramatic image transformation over the past couple of years.
Last May split from her boyfriend Ryan Weymouth after getting his name tattooed on her wedding finger during their five-month romance.
The actress started dating the chef in December 2021 after she split from her husband Will Weston in July 2021 after two years of marriage.
During their whirlwind romance, Daisy got Ryan’s name tattooed on her finger and the pair sparked engagement rumours in March 2022 when she wore a ring on her wedding finger.
I got you: Daisy gripped her friend’s hand as she emerged from the car following the ceremony at London’s Royal Festival Hall and the wild afterparty
Kiss while we wait: The pair leaned in for several kisses as they waited outside for their car
PDA: Daisy was still looking fabulous in her pastel pink and fur-trimmed dress after the glam night out
Hold on: A bleary-eyed Daisy wrapped her arm around her friend as she checked on their car
Leading the way: The man kept hold of Daisy’s silver clutch bag as they went on the hunt for their ride home
Just two months later though a friend told The Sun: ‘Daisy dumped Ryan because she decided she didn’t want to be tied down again, she loves the single life.
‘Ryan is really gutted it’s all over already – it was a whirlwind which he truly thought could end in marriage.’
They started a relationship after it was reported that Daisy had ended her marriage after two years, with an insider revealing at the time that Daisy ‘had grown increasingly tired of married life and was struggling in her relationship with Will.
‘They ended things for good earlier this year. She has taken off her wedding ring and has been telling her friends their marriage is over.
‘She has also removed Will as a director on her media business. It’s been a tough 17 months for everyone and Daisy and Will were no exception.’
A representative for Daisy May Cooper declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline at the time.
The Cirencester-born star rose to prominence when she created the comedy series This Country alongside her brother Charlie.
The show follows the daily exploits of best friends Kerry and Kurtan in rural England.
Daisy’s hit series This Country was part inspired by her own upbringing and she is once again drawing on her roots for her role in new BBC dark comedy Rain Dogs.
Lean on me: Daisy looked ready to call it a night after the fun evening celebrating the best of telly
Glam: The actress, 37, best known for writing and starring in BBC mockumentary This Country, dressed to impress for her glam night out on Sunday, wowing in a pink dress
Looking fab: The Am I Being Unreasonable star showed off her incredible weight loss as she paired the sheer gown with a matching cape
Leggy: A daring split in Daisy’s dress and sparkling heels showed off her legs
We made it: The star looked happy to have made it to her car, resting a hand on her friend’s leg
Single: Last May split from her boyfriend Ryan Weymouth with pals revealing she decided she didn’t want to be tied down
Exes: The actress, 35, started dating the chef after she split from her husband Will Weston (pictured with Daisy in October 2018) in July 2021 after just two years of marriage
The series is written by the British-Irish author Cash Carraway and is based on her experiences as a single mum fighting her way out of poverty.
Daisy plays single mother Costello, seen just minutes into the first episode being booted out of her flat by bailiffs and desperately trying to find somewhere for her and her ten-year-old daughter, Iris, to live.
Talking about her new part, Daisy said: ‘I can see so much of Costello in me. I recognise that feeling when every day is a challenge, when you don’t have money and you’re just trying to get to the end of the day.’
BAFTA TV Awards Winners
Bad Sisters – WINNER
Ben Whishaw – This Is Going To Hurt – WINNER
Chaske Spencer – The English
Cillian Murphy – Peaky Blinders
Gary Oldman – Slow Horses
Martin Freeman – The Responder
Billie Piper – I Hate Suzie Too
Imelda Staunton – The Crown
Kate Winslet – I Am Ruth – WINNER
Maxine Peake – Anne
Sarah Lancashire – Julia
Adeel Akhtar – Sherwood – WINNER
Jack Lowden – Slow Horse
Josh Finan – The Responder
Salim Daw – The Crown
Samuel Bottomley – Somewhere Boy
Will Sharpe – The White Lotus
Adelayo Adedayo – The Responder
Anne-Marie Duff – Bad Sisters – WINNER
Fiona Shaw – Andor
Jasmine Jobson – Top Boy
Lesley Manville – Sherwood
Saffron Hocking – Top Boy
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Daniel Radcliffe – Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Jon Pointing – Big Boys
Joseph Gilgun – Brassic
Lenny Rush – Am I Being Unreasonable? – WINNER
Matt Berry – What We Do In The Shadows
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Daisy May Cooper – Am I Being Unreasonable?
Diane Morgan – Cunk On Earth
Lucy Beaumont – Meet The Richardsons
Nastasia Demetriou – Ellie & Natasia
Siobhán McSweeney – Derry Girls – WINNER
Taj Atwal – Hullraisers
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story – WINNER
The White Lotus
A Spy Among Friends
Mood – WINNER
The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe
This Is Going To Hurt
I Am Ruth – WINNER
Life and Death In The Warehouse
Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – WINNER
The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit – WINNER
THE P&O CRUISES MEMORABLE MOMENT AWARD
Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace – Paddington Meets The Queen
BAFTA SPECIAL AWARD
Professor David Olusoga OBE
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
Friday Night Live – WINNER
The Graham Norton Show
Would I Lie To You
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Later… With Jools Holland: Jool’s 30th Birthday Bash
The Masked Singer – WINNER
Strictly Come Dancing
Big Zuu – Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Claudia Winkleman – The Traitors – WINNER
Lee Mack – The 1% Club
Mo Gilligan – The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan
Rosie Jones – Rosie Jones’ Trip Hazard
Sue Perkins – Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal
Jeremy Kyle Show: Death On Daytime
Libby, Are You Home Yet? – WINNER
Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi
Worlds Collide: The Manchester Bombing
Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Joe Lycett vs Beckham: Got Your Back at Xmas – WINNER
The Martin Lewis Money Show Livee
The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan
Concert for Ukraine
Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace – WINNER
The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Am I Being Unreasonable?
Derry Girls – WINNER
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
Freddie Flintoff’s Field Of Dreams
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
The Traitors – WINNER
We are Black and British
SHORT FORM PROGRAMME
How To Be A Person – WINNER
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Our Falklands War: A Frontline Story
The Real Mo Farah – WINNER
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
Casualty – WINNER
AIDS: The Unheard TaPes
The Green Planet
How To Survive A Dictator with Munya Chawawa
Russia 1985-1999: Traumazone – WINNER
Afghanistan: No Country For Women
Children of the Taliban – WINNER
The Crossing (Exposure)
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BBC News at Ten: Russia Invades Ukraine
Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv – WINNER
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