Newsroom’s Got Talent, will see the nation’s favourite news teams step out from behind their desks next month with teams from ITV News, Daybreak, Channel 4 News, Sky News and Channel 5 News taking part.
The star studded talent competition will see the news readers battle it out on stage in front of a celebrity judging panel. The annual event will raise thousands of pounds for two charities – Leonard Cheshire Disability and UNICEF.
Those taking part include Channel 4 News team members Jon Snow, Cathy Newman, Krishnan Guru Murthy, Matt Frei and Liam Dutton while from ITV News Mark Austin, Clare Nasir, Nina Nannar, Lawrence Mcginty and Richard Edgar take part.
ITV’s breakfast team from Daybreak are also showing off their talents with Aled Jones, Kate Garraway, Ranvir Singh, Matt Barbet and Laura Tobin all taking part.
From Sky News Paul Harrison, Jason Farrell, Jayne Secker, Sarah Hewson, Jacquie Beltrao, Charlotte Hawkins, Nazaneen Ghaffer and Gillian Joseph and Channel 5 News’ Emma Crosby, Sian Welby, Polly Whitehouse and Cathy Jones join the line up.
Hosting on the night will be Kate Thornton, and the judges will be Pete Waterman and Sherrie Hewson.
Creator Erin O’Toole, the driving force behind Newsroom’s Got Talent, started up the fundraising event in 2009. Originally an opportunity for colleagues to showcase their talents internally, the event has grown into a red carpet extravaganza and it is now a regular fixture in the diary of news teams from networks like ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky and Al Jazeera.
The event, which has raised £150,000 to date, is an opportunity for participants and spectators to let their hair down in a spirit of friendly competition.
Newsroom’s Got Talent is taking place at indigO2, at the iconic O2 Arena on October 10th 2013. Tickets to the show are available to the public and cost just £20 including a free drink on arrival.