The Manchester ceremony will be presented by Andy Crane, with Alan Dedicoat as the voice of god.
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.