Mel Giedroyc entertaining the crowds at WOS Awards

Mel Giedroyc will entertain the eager crowds at this year's WOS Awards. The dazzling event, happening this Sunday 14th February at the Prince of Wales Theatre, will see the comic banter with “King of the Jungle” Biggins.

The WOS Awards are the only honours voted for by the public and it is looking like an exciting year following twelve months of impressive theatre.

Last year Giedroyc starred in New Boy at the Trafalgar Studios. Adapted by Russell Labey and co-starring The Drama Student Magazine Editor Phil Matthews, the play has been nominated for two awards – Best New Comedy and London Newcomer of the Year for her fellow actor Nicholas Hoult.

Giedroyc made her name in Channel 4's Light Lunch and Late Lunch with her comedy partner Sue Perkins. editorial director Terri Paddock commented: “Mel is one of the funniest – and loveliest – women working in UK entertainment today. As we kick off a new decade of both the century and the Awards, we feel hugely lucky to have both her and Christopher Biggins as our fabulous new co-hosts. They are undoubtedly a winning team.

“We can't wait to see how they'll put their stamp on an evening that has already gained a reputation as the most raucous, unpredictable and fun of all the awards ceremonies.”

Sheridan Smith pulled out of presenting the awards due to a demanding work schedule on Legally Blonde.

A full review of the Awards will feature here online on Monday.

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  1. I attended the What’s On Stage Awards last Sunday and it was a magical evening. But the actual starts of the show were Christopher Biggins and Mel Gledroyc (especially Mel) they were fantastic as hosts. Please make sure they are back next year. I thought the show was a huge success.

    The only disappointing part were the backing dancers which I was shocked to hear were from Arts Ed (they are usually so great). I saw the same dancers at Christmas in New York. Please think about auditioning another college. Have a look at The Urdang Academy, much stronger, more polished, and technical dancers that will do justice to the excellent ‘names’ performing. (Sorry Arts Ed).

    I will 100% be back next year.

    Industry professional (agent)

  2. I agree the Whatsonstage Awards are always fantastic. I loved Sheridan Smith and James Cordon, but Biggins and mel were an odd but perfect pairing. They were fab.

    I have to disagree totally though with Sandra Singer and her comments about the dancers from Arts Educational school. I actually thought they were brilliant dancers and although I’m not in the industry as such, i do see many many west end shows, so do feel qualified to comment………….

    nevertheless, i will be back next year as well.

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