Petplan has announced top-rated comedian and impressionist Alistair McGowan as its compère for the 2010 Petplan Veterinary Awards, run in association with Veterinary Times.
Petplan, the UK’s favourite pet insurance provider, has announced top-rated comedian and impressionist Alistair McGowan as its compère for the 2010 Petplan Veterinary Awards, run in association with Veterinary Times.
McGowan is best known to British audiences for The Big Impression which was, for four years, one of BBC1’s top-rating comedy programmes – winning numerous awards, including a BAFTA in 2003.
McGowan has a repertoire of more than 100 impersonations, the most popular of which include David Beckham, Sven-Göran Eriksson, Gary Lineker, Richard Madeley, Tony Blair and Dot Cotton (EastEnders).
He said: “I’m really looking forward to hosting what I hear will be a very glamorous and unforgettable evening.”
The 11th annual Petplan Vet Awards, which celebrate the veterinary sectors top professionals across the UK, will be held on April 8 as part of the BSAVA congress in Birmingham. Previous compères for the awards include Jason Manford, Michael McIntyre and Frankie Boyle.
Petplan marketing manager Alison Andrew said: “The Petplan Veterinary Awards are an opportunity to recognise the tireless and outstanding work of veterinary staff. We’re all excited about having Alistair as our compère this year, who I’m sure will keep everyone highly entertained on what will be another glittering awards ceremony.”
More than 1,800 nominations, from customers and colleagues, have been received this year for the following categories – Vet of the Year, Vet Nurse of the Year, Receptionist of the Year and Practice of the Year.