BAFTA Announces Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes as Hosts For 2018’s British Academy Children’s Awards at Camden’s Roundhouse
Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes to host the ceremony at Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 25 November
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced today that the hosts of the British Academy Children’s Awards on Sunday 25 November will be Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes.
DJ, producer and broadcaster Marvin Humes, who can be heard DJing every weekday evening on Capital, will co-host this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards alongside singer and television presenter Rochelle Humes. After achieving chart success with pop group The Saturdays, Rochelle Humes can now be seen co-presenting ITV’s This Morning alongside Phillip Schofield. This will be Marvin and Rochelle’s first time presenting the British Academy Children’s Awards.
The news follows last week’s announcement that 13 year-old Daniel McGovern, winner of the BAFTA’s Young Presenter competition as seen on ITV’s The Big Audition, will be involved at the British Academy Children’s Awards, where he will report behind the scenes, interview celebrities, and also go on stage to present one of the prestigious awards.
Emma Baehr, BAFTA’s Director of Awards, said “We are delighted to announce that Marvin and Rochelle Humes will be hosting this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards and are very much looking forward to an evening recognising the best of children’s entertainment.”
Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes said “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to co-host this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards and celebrate the best in children’s programming. Our family are big fans of a number of shows that have been nominated so it’s going to be a very exciting evening.”
The nominations have already been announced for this year’s categories, including Channel, Comedy, Entertainment, Feature Film, Performer, Presenter and Young Performer. The Amazing World of Gumball, Hey Duggee, Horrible Histories, Grandpa’s Great Escape, Joe All Alone and Katy all received 3 nominations each, while CBeebies received its 12th consecutive nomination for Channel, the only channel to receive one every year since the category was introduced in 2006.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration.
About BAFTA Kids
BAFTA Kids is a programme of events and initiatives for families across the UK run by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, offering insight into creative excellence within film, television and games. The programme features behind-the-scenes roadshows, workshops and masterclasses with BAFTA-winning talent, online challenges and competitions, and special hospice screenings. Whereas BAFTA’s annual British Academy Children’s Awards recognise and celebrate excellence within these industries, BAFTA Kids is a trusted and accessible brand for families to explore and discover new, innovative and non-mainstream work, helping them deepen their appreciation of the films, television programmes and games they enjoy.