Preston-born award-winning TV journalist Ranvir Singh is to be star presenter at the Lancashire Tourism Awards.
The finalists have been judged and there is just three weeks to wait before the winners, in 22 hard fought categories, are revealed at Lancashire’s tourism event of the year.
It takes place on November 5 at Blackpool Winter Garden’s Empress Ballroom.
Ranvir is a graduate of Lancaster University and gained a postgraduate qualification in Broadcast Journalist at University of Central Lancashire, which awarded her an Honorary Fellowship in 2013.
As well as presenting Good Morning Britain and ITV News Ranvir recently fronted her own six-part primetime ITV current affairs series, Real Stories with Ranvir Singh, which told the unique stories of people involved in extraordinary, life-changing events. Lancastrians will remember Ranvir from her time as co-presenter of BBC North West Tonight, during which time she was awarded Best On Screen Talent at the Royal Television Society’s North West Awards.
She said: “This is brilliant! I can’t wait to be there to support and celebrate with the best hosts in the country. Since moving south I verge on the evangelical to anyone who listens about the beauty and natural charm of the landscape and people of Lancashire. I miss being there, and will enjoy every minute of being at the awards.”
Ruth Connor, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire, said: “Arriving at the winners in 21 different categories is a challenge and our panels of experts are to be commended for the time, insight and expertise that they bring to the process.”
Tickets can be from www.lancashiretourismawards.com.