This years event will be hosted by the fabulous Jon Monie
Jon Monie is a hugely experienced and versatile Presenter, Actor and Writer. Not only a familiar face on ITV West for more than a decade, Jon has also worked extensively in most genres of television – and across most networks. Religion for BBC1, live light-entertainment for BBC3, quiz shows for Endemol, pseudo-sports programmes for Sky… Throw in some radio, voiceovers and emceeing too… It’s a diverse CV. The one constant is Jon’s unique brand of banter and quick-witted humour. As a result of his projects, Jon has grappled with a multitude of activities including tank-driving and fire-walking, and has interviewed celebrities ranging from Shirley McClaine to Miss Piggy, Gene Wilder to the Spice Girls and Dame Edna Everage to Lord Richard Attenborough. On the acting front, over the past 15 years Jon has won great acclaim for his regular performances as the comic lead in Bath’s Theatre Royal’s highly regarded pantomimes, alongside panto legend Chris Harris. His typically varied roles include Wishee Washee in Aladdin, Simple Simon in Jack and the Beanstalk and Ugly Sister in Cinderella. Jon also performs as one half of the comedy double-act ‘Avent & Monie’ (playing at many comedy festivals and venues throughout the country including London’s Hackney Empire) and is a regular performer with comedy improv troupe Instant Wit.