former ‘Blue’ band member Simon Webbe and Good Morning Britain’s Ranvir Singh have been confirmed to host Britain’s first ethnicity awards.
The ceremony set to take place on Thursday 8th November will be held in London’s Waldorf Hilton, Dailymail reports.
Among the stars nominated for the prestigious honour at The Duchess of SussexMeghan Markle and Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon, and stars such as grime artist Stormzy and Strictly Come Dancing’s Karen Clifton in attendance.
Speaking about the awards show Simon said: ‘I am honoured to be co-presenting the 2018 Investing in Ethnicity Awards.
Among the nominations are The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, who is up for the Inspiration Public Figure award opposite Letitia Wright, Mohamed Salah, Alesha Dixon, Gemma Chan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Babita Sharma and Ore Oduba.
Her wedding to His Majesty Prince Harry has also been recognised, with a nod for Media Moment of the Year.
Another star-studded category is the one for Influencer, which sees The Good Place star Jameela Jamil nominated against model Adwoa Aboah.
Legendary singer Grace Jones also joins the star-studded nominations lineup, as she could receive the Legacy Award.
Simon also tied the knot with his PA girlfriend Ayshen Kemal in August, in a lavish London ceremony which saw all of his Blue band-mates in attendance.
The couple – who have been dating for three years – first announced their engagement in February last year, when Simon popped the question on a Valentine’s Day Jamaican getaway.
ETHNICITY AWARDS 2018 NOMINATIONS
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Edward Enninful’s appointment and work to diversify British Vogue
Black Panther’s box-office record-breaking release
Jordan Peele’s Oscar win for Get Out
Stormzy’s Brit Awards performance
The most diverse Royal Wedding in British History
Oprah Winfrey’s inspiring speech at the Golden Globes
EastEnders coverage of real-life knife crime, featuring young BAME actors
Jamal Edwards MBE
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITIES
Ade Hassan MBE
Doreen Lawrence OBE
Jasvinder Sanghera CBE
Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE
John Lewis & Partners
INSPIRATIONAL PUBLIC FIGURE
Diane Abbot MP
Dawn Butler MP
Sajid Javid MP
Alan Mak MP
David Lammy MP
Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP
Rushanara Ali MP
CHARITY OR COMMUNITY INITIATIVE
The Aleto Foundation
Black History Month
FORWARD UK (FGM)
Notting Hill Carnival
Kanya King CBE
Lord Waheed Alli
Vanessa Kingori MBE
Sir Trevor McDonald
Meera Syal CBE