As ATV Today Lifestyle reported in February, a search was on for the Best Bingo Caller…
Dabbers Bingo was thrilled to the balls to announce that London’s best-loved alternative Bingo Hall ended its hunt for its 2022 ‘Next Top Bingo Caller’. After a perilous journey through a bingo-based battles, four fearless finalists have won the heart of their audiences, and the jury alike.
Now the contestants have been whittled down from 16 to a final four. But who will prevail in the final battle to become THE bingo caller of the year?
Ferrari Roché – a character from performer Stephanie Ware, building on her Kent roots and how she up in the midst of the 90’s Rave scene.
Kitty Cassis – a tale-teller beautician and a clairvoyant in her spare time, she is the high-spirited and lively creation of character comedian, Aimee Cooper.
Edgar and Jaynine – the nightmare creation of Jonathan Oldfield and Lorna Rose Treen. They are excited tourists from the US of A who are here in the UK on the journey of a lifetime.
Crudi Dench – the drag persona of Matt Stallworthy. Crudi has been hailed as “impressively quick and witty” in reviews and is a dab-hand at hosting, DJing and a lip-sync powerhouse.
With Dabbers Social Bingo, gone are the days of dusty old hosts mumbling “two fat ladies – 88” into the microphone, now callers get a chance to truly work the room and are encouraged to bring their talents, to the stage.
Hosted by BBC New Comedy Award finalist, Sikisa Bostwick, the exciting finalist judging panel will be made up of entertainment industry professionals including: Ally Wolf, Producer and Programmer at The Clapham Grand; Kate Daughton, Ex Head of Comedy at the BBC and Co-Founder of Boffola Pictures; Miles Baron, Chief Executive of Bingo Association, and Rhiannon Wilkins, Arts Curator at Lattitude Festival/Festival Republic.
Audiences are invited to come down to witness the final and get a chance to cheer along as the lucky winner is announced on July 3rd. And as the ultimate victor, they will win £1000 courtesy of sponsors: Malibu, plus a 12-month contract with Dabbers Social Bingo and luxurious hotel stay, as he/she/they will get the opportunity to reinvent, transform and revamp the sought-after and glorious position of Bingo Caller.
The final will take place: 3rd July – all at Dabbers Bingo, Houndsditch (5 mins walk from Aldgate station).