We are thrilled to announce Hugh Dennis as the host for the IWFM Awards 2019 ceremony, to which he’ll bring his fantastic presence and charisma.
Hugh Dennis made his name as one half of comedy double act Punt & Dennis. He and Steve Punt still appear together on Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’, whilst Hugh is also a team captain on ‘Mock The Week’ and starred in ‘Outnumbered’ – the wonderfully inventive semi-improvised BBC sitcom.
Hugh originally worked as a brand manager for Unilever before entering entertainment as an impressionist, with a role providing voices for satirical puppet show ‘Spitting Image’. He then became a regular guest on the ‘Jasper Carott Show’ and joined the team on the seminal stand up and sketch show, ‘The Mary Whitehouse Experience’, which first aired on the radio before becoming a cult BBC Two hit.
Hugh has also been a guest on many panel shows, from ‘QI’ to ‘Would I Lie to You?’, and has gone on to a host of both comic and serious acting roles. His highlights include appearances in ‘New Tricks’, ‘Not Going Out’, ‘Doctors’, ‘Midsomer Murders’ and, most recently, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s critically acclaimed ‘Fleabag’.
Hugh has previously hosted the IWFM Awards, for which was very well received. We’re very pleased to be welcoming him back for 2019.