Blue’s Simon Webbe to host Britain’s first Ethnicity Awards – Meghan Markle and Alesha Dixon among Nominees

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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 

MEDIA IMPACT

Sikh guardsman becomes first to wear turban during Trooping the Colour

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

INFLUENCER

Farrah Storr

Jameela Jamil

Adwoa Aboah

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Jamal Edwards MBE

Humza Arshad

Kojey Radical

Nadir Nahdi

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITIES

Paulette Simpson

Paul Reid

Harun Khan

Leon Lopez

Ade Hassan MBE

Doreen Lawrence OBE

Jasvinder Sanghera CBE

Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE

BRAND

Adidas

River Island

Glossier

British Vogue

Spotify

Misguided

McCain

John Lewis & Partners

INSPIRATIONAL PUBLIC FIGURE

Letitia Wright

Mohamed Salah

Alesha Dixon

Gemma Chan

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Babita Sharma

Meghan Markle

Ore Oduba

POLITICAL FIGURE

Diane Abbot MP

Dawn Butler MP

Sajid Javid MP

Alan Mak MP

David Lammy MP

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP

Rushanara Ali MP

Magid Magid

CHARITY OR COMMUNITY INITIATIVE

AWAAZ

Sangam Centre

The Aleto Foundation

Black History Month

Karma Nirvana

FORWARD UK (FGM)

gal-dem

Notting Hill Carnival

LEGACY

Kanya King CBE

Lord Waheed Alli

Ozwald Boateng

Vanessa Kingori MBE

Alan Yau

Sir Trevor McDonald

Grace Jones

Meera Syal CBE

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