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Jourdan Dunn Joins The BEAM Judging Panel


jourdan dunn ponystep magThe awards will take place on October 12th and will be broadcast on ITV. Members of the public will get to enjoy this significant black tie event held at The London Palladium, which signals the UK’s first televised celebration of diverse role models.

Speaking on her support for the groundbreaking BEAM Awards, Jourdan (pictured right photographed for PonyStep magazine) said; “I’m delighted to be a judge for the BEAM Awards. A televised event like this is another step toward making diverse faces in entertainment, fashion and the media generally, a non event. I’m excited that progress is underway and it’s exciting to be a part of the change.”

Sir Trevor McDonald OBE will take centre stage as the host of The BEAM Awards, a night which promises to celebrate and showcase the best and brightest BAME talent, across a whole host of areas of public life.

Distinguished journalist and presenter, Sir Trevor McDonald said; “I am delighted to have been asked to be a part of these Awards. They will play an important part in our society, and I have no doubt that they will continue to flourish.”

The 2016 Beam Awards is also honoured to welcome Mariah Idrissi as an ambassador. The 23 year old West Londoner is the world’s first model to wear the hijab in a high–street fashion campaign for H&M and is part of a growing movement that aims to bring modest fashion to the masses regardless of faith or religion.

The award categories are as follows:

Actor of the Year (Male)

Actor of the Year (Female)

TV Personality of the Year (Male)

TV Personality of the Year (Female)

Sports Personality of the Year (Male)

Sports Personality of the Year (Female)

Comedy Act of the Year

Cultural Icon

Politician of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year

Inspiration of the Year

International Icon of the Year

Music Artist or Band Award

Judges Award

Diverse Company Award

Asif Zubairy, ITV Entertainment Commissioning Editor, said; “ITV is the home of brilliant entertainment events that celebrate talent and popular culture and inspirational people. We were excited when we heard about The BEAM awards and we are delighted to be bringing it to our viewers.”

Jourdan Dunn will be joined by fellow judges: Tessa Sanderson, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nina Wadia, Azhar Mahmood, Luciana Berger, Arun Kang, John Amaechi OBE, Wilfred Emmanuel Jones aka The Black Farmer, Ikram Butt, Naughty Boy and Gurinder Chadha OBE.

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For further information, please visit: www.beamawards.com

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