The London ceremony will be presented by Ellie Taylor, with Alan Dedicoat as the voice of god.
The Manchester ceremony will be presented by Andy Crane, with Alan Dedicoat as the voice of god.
Most recently you may have seen Ellie on BBC2’s Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, The Mash Report or maybe getting her jazz hands on for BBC1’s Lets Sing and Dance for Comic Relief.
Ellie’s extensive credits also include BBC 1’s The John Bishop Show and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, Dave’s As Yet Untitled, Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats, Comedy Central’s Drunk History as well as playing lead roles in the new series Disney series The Lodge and Comedy Central’s Brotherhood.
You may also recognise Ellie as a frequent fixture on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, a regular co-host on Heart Radio’s London breakfast show and of course as the host of BBC 3 cult hit ‘Snog Marry Avoid’.
On the stand up front, Ellie’s solo stand up shows have been hugely successful. She debuted her first hour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 with her show ‘Elliementary’ which was a complete sell out, as was her follow up hour in 2016, ‘Infidelliety’, which she took on the road on her second nationwide tour including two run’s at London’s Soho Theatre. Ellie’s brand new show, ‘This Guy’ premiered at Edinburgh’s prestigious ‘Pleasance’ venue before embarking on a UK tour taking in a whopping 30 dates, including London’s Leicester Square Theatre Main House (a total sell out!)
She is a confident and utterly hilarious performer; a breath of fresh air on the comedy circuit.
Andy Crane has been broadcasting on radio and television for more than 30 years! He currently hosts weekend breakfast shows on BBC Radio in Manchester and Sheffield and presents news bulletins for Granada Reports on ITV1.
Beginning in 1983 at Manchester’s Piccadilly Radio he was soon poached by Capital Radio and made the move south. 1986 saw Andy join Children’s BBC and begin the television role that would make him a household name with The Broom Cupboard. Other TV work at the time included Top of the Pops, ITV’s Motormouth and What’s Up Doc?
From 2004 Andy spent six years as the senior news anchor at Channel M News in Manchester, winning a Royal Television Society award for Best Regional Presenter in 2009.
More recently has returned to national broadcasting presenting shows for BBC Radio Five Live. He is also a regular presenter on BBC Radio around the country.
Alan Dedicoat is known to millions of viewers as ‘The Voice of the Balls’, providing instant commentary for the National Lottery Draw. He is also the voice of Strictly Come Dancing and joined in the banter with Terry Wogan on his Radio 2 breakfast show.
Alan originally trained to be a lawyer but was seduced by hospital radio into a career in broadcasting. Several years on local stations were followed by a move to London and Radio 2, eventually becoming the network’s Chief Announcer.
As well as live voice overs and speaking after dinner, Alan is a natural quizmaster. With a stream of quips, he maintains perfect order as he tests teams on everything from MOR hits, national flags and company logos to knowledge of their industry.