Stephen Fry stepped down from BAFTA hosting

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jonathan Hordle/REX/Shutterstock (5586123fl)Stephen FryEE BAFTA British Academy Film Awards, Show, Royal Opera House, London, Britain - 14 Feb 2016

Vastavam web: Actor-comedian Stephen Fry has stepped down from hosting the BAFTA Awards after 12 years and is looking forward to watching the show in the comfort of his home.The 60-year-old star took over hosting responsibilities back in 2001 – the year Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator” won – and became a much-loved fixture of the UK awards ceremony. He had a break from hosting duties between 2007-11.”But after so long a time I felt it only right to stand down and let others take the BAFTAs on to new heights and greater glories. What fun it will be to watch BAFTA 2018 without my heart hammering, mouth drying and knees trembling,” Fry said in a statement to BBC.