2017 Host and comedian will be confirmed shortly.
2016 Host - Sally Phillips
Born in Hong Kong, Sally’s father is the Chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, who host The Wimbledon Championship. She is instantly recognisable as one of four female writers and performers behind the award-winning comedy sketch show, Smack the Pony, which ran for four years and won an Emmy Award for the Best Popular Arts Show. Sally was also nominated for Best Comedy Female Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards for her role on the show.
Her numerous other TV roles include playing Tilly, Miranda Hart’s irritating upper-class friend, in the hit series Miranda and the BBC 1 comedy Jam and Jerusalem, written by Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French. As well as acting, Sally wrote the film, The Decoy Bride, starring David Tennant and also won a British Film Council screenwriting competition for her film Fag Mountain.
Sally has appeared on the big screen many times but is best known for her role as Renee Zellweger’s best friend Shazza in the Bridget Jones’ trilogy, most recently in Bridget Jones’ Baby. She also appeared in the American-British film, Birthday Girl starring Nicole Kidman and the satiric film Churchill: The Hollywood Years.
2016 Comedian - Milton Jones
Milton Jones’s great skill is in maintaining his appeal to a variety of audiences of all ages. Accolades such as Perrier Best Newcomer and Time Out’s Best Comedy Performance are testimony to his unique brand of non-offensive surreal style of comedy.
Recognised as a regular panellist on Mock the Week, Milton’s also appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Live at The Apollo and written the sitcom The House of Rooms for C4. He has also headlined Dave’s One Night Stand (DAVE).
On radio ‘The Very World of Milton Jones’ (BBC Radio 4) was nominated for a British Comedy Award for Best Radio Series. This was followed by ‘Another Case of Milton Jones’ and ‘The House of Milton Jones’ which also received critical acclaim, winning a Sony Radio Award.
His sell-out tour On The Road played to over 100,000 people and his latest show The Temple of Daft is set to play more. He’s also recorded three hugely successful live DVD’s, Milton Jones – The Universe Tour. Part One – Earth Milton Jones Live, The Lion Whisperer and On the Road.