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Variety Club Showbiz Awards 2005

Press articles relating to the event, held at the Hilton Hotel London on 13.11.2005

VARIETY CLUB

53rd ANNUAL SHOWBUSINESS AWARDS

Sunday, 13th November, 2005:

The London Hilton, Park Lane


1800 - 1100




The Variety Club 53rd Annual Showbusiness Awards, in association with Express Newspapers & LIVINGtv, took place on 13th November 2005. The ceremony will be broadcast on LIVINGtv on Sunday November 27th 2005. The event was hosted by Brian Dowling and Mylene Klass.

The following received awards:

Showbusiness Personality of the Year Simon Cowell

Terrestrial TV Personality of the Year Gordon Ramsey

The Comedy Award Catherine Tate

Outstanding Film Performance of the Year Imelda Staunton

The Musical Theatre Award Mary Poppins

Radio Personality of the Year Victoria Derbyshire

Recording Artist of the Year Katie Melua

Outstanding Stage Performance of the Year Richard Griffiths

The Caron Keating Young Presenter of the Year Award Reggie Yates

The Award for Outstanding Contribution to Showbusiness Stephen Fry

Outstanding Performance in a TV Drama Hustle

Sir James Carreras Award For Outstanding New Talent James Lomas

Multichannel TV Personality of the Year Gail Porter


Anthony Harris, Chief Barker for the Variety Club said: “The Variety Club Showbusiness Awards reward the outstanding talent of 2005. As a children’s charity, Variety Club gives sick, disabled and disadvantaged children the opportunity to realise their potential.”

Mylene adds: “These awards bring together the cream of the show business. I met a few heroes of mine on the day, and I loved working with Brian for the first time”.

Brian Dowling said: “It’s an amazing event to be asked to do. I’m really pleased to have presented such a prestigious awards ceremony.”

Variety Club is enormously grateful to Express Newspapers, LIVINGtv, IVECO and the Caron Keating Foundation for the ongoing and generous support shown for this event. Without their backing, the awards ceremony would not be possible.

Previous winners have included Matt Lucas and David Walliams for the “Comedy Award”, Kylie Minogue as “Showbusiness Personality of the Year”, Daniel Craig for “Outstanding Performance in a Film” and the Beatles for “Joint Showbusiness” Personalities.

The Variety Club is a children’s charity that supports sick, disabled and disadvantaged children throughout the UK. Visit www.varietyclub.org.uk

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A REAL-LIFE WIFE AND HIS TV WIFE

By Martin Evans


THE two "wives" of Richard Whiteley, the Countdown TV presenter who died in June, got together to receive his award as Daily Express readers' Presenter of the Year yesterday.

His friend and co-host Carol Vorderman was joined on stage by the star's partner Kathryn Apanowicz.

"Richard would have been delighted to have realised that so many people loved him, " Carol, 44, told the audience at the Variety Club Annual Showbusiness Awards hosted by Myleene Klass.

"It's just a shame he never realised it when he was alive."

She added: "He was always so surprised at the amount of affection in which the British public held him."

Kathryn said: "We wanted to collect the award together because we are his two 'wives', you see, his real-life wife and his TV wife.

"I know he will be here in spirit loving every minute of this ceremony."

Whiteley died aged 61, His memorial service was held last week at York Minster.

The star-studded 53rd Variety Club awards in London were cohosted by Brian Dowling and Myleene, before more than 500 guests, including comic Victoria Wood, TV's Angela Rippon and West End stage star Ruthie Henshall.

Co-host Brian Dowling, 27, who won Big Brother 2 said: "It's an amazing event".

And Klass, 27, who is enjoying a successful solo career after a string of hits with Hear'Say, added: "These awards bring together the cream of showbusiness.

"I met a few heroes of mine on the day, and I loved working with Brian for the first time".

The awards, in association with Express Newspapers, will be broadcast on LIVINGtv on Sunday, November 27 at 9pm.

Full and exclusive coverage of the ceremony will be inside OK! magazine.

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MR NASTIES DO NICELY!

by MARK JEFFERIES


TELLY'S two angriest men were smiling last night after Simon Cowell and Gordon Ramsay picked up top showbiz awards.

Foul-mouthed Scottish chef Ramsay, 38, won Terrestrial TV Personality of the Year at the Variety Club's 53rd Annual Showbusiness Awards.

And TV Mr Nasty Cowell, 46, got Showbusiness Personality of the Year title at London's Hilton hotel. Ramsay said: "I don't think either of us are nasty. Simon is just honest and straight to the point."

The event, hosted by cd: uk presenter Myleene Klass, 27, and Big Brother 2 winner Brian Dowling, 27, was held in association with Daily Star publisher Express Newspapers and LIVINGtv.

The Daily Express Readers' Award for Most Popular Presenter went to the late Countdown star Richard Whiteley.

Co-star Carol Vorderman, 44, said: "He would have been delighted to have realised so many people loved him. It's just a shame he didn't realise it while he was still alive."

Other winners included recording artist of the year Katie Melua,21, and Catherine Tate, 36, who picked up the comedy award.

Con drama Hustle won Outstanding Performance in a TV Drama and Gail Porter, 34, was named the Multichannel TV Personality of the Year.

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A TOUCH OF KLASS

by MARK JEFFERIES



SEXY Myleene Klass will be presenting gongs to other top acts tomorrow when she hosts a star-studded bash.

The 27-year-old is co-presenting the Variety Club 53rd Annual Showbusiness Awards with Big Brother 2 winner Brian Dowling, 27.

The ceremony will be held in association with Daily Star publisher Express Newspapers and LIVINGtv.

Myleene, now presenting cd: uk, said: "These awards bring together the cream of showbusiness. I look forward to working with Brian."

Other big names at the bash, where Showbusiness Personality of the Year will be named, include Carol Vorderman, 44, Simon Cowell, 46, and Gordon Ramsay, 38.

Readers from our sister paper have voted in their thousands for The Daily Express Readers' Award for Most Popular Presenter.

The nominees for the award are Carol and former Countdown co-star Richard Whiteley, who died in June aged 61, This Morning's Fern Britton, 48, and Philip Schofield, 43, and C4's Richard & Judy (49 and 57).

16 Nov 2005 by admin

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