I'm very excited about hosting the Funny Women Awards 2011 Final at Leicester Square Theatre this Monday. So many wonderful and funny women have come through the competition over the years – especially during the heats for this year's competition. The acts are so varied and original that it's anyone guess who will win on the night!
It's a bit nerve wracking for yours truly, as I have the task of warming up the room and keeping order. Last year's final had a dramatic incident with a gentleman who enjoyed the bar a bit too much and had to be ejected…. he allegedly said, 'I want to stay, I'm enjoying the film!'
Of course the prestigious panel of industry-types will be expecting me to be slick and professional. I'll decide on the night whether to do my party trick of the splits…not sure the producers of Dancing On Ice will be in! I do love the buzz of excitement backstage and the bonding of the girls. Good luck to you all!
I'm particularly proud to be involved with this event as the charity receiving the proceeds is Cancer Research UK who I was lucky enough to work with at various Race For Life events this year. It's a very worthy cause, and I have personal experience with Race for Life and CRUK, and have met some inspirational people and learned a lot at these great events over the summer.
So come down and Join the Girls and cheer on your winner…..I may wear my 'bespoke' (made by my mum) Race For Life pink tutu….you wouldn't get that at a working mens club!