Celebrity Annual Lunch
Wednesday 20 March 2019
11:00 - 16:00
Welford Road Stadium (home of Leicester Tigers), Leicester
Our Celebrity Annual Lunch returns to Welford Road, home of the Leicester Tigers, in March 2019.... with none other than Alan Dedicoat
Our Celebrity Annual Lunch returns to Welford Road, home of the Leicester Tigers, in March 2019.... with the fantastic speaker, Alan Dedicoat.
Each year, our Celebrity Annual Lunch proves to be a popular event as guests enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal, a glass of bubbly on arrival and entertainment from our special celebrity guest speaker.
In the past we’ve had celebrities including Springwatch presenter, Kate Humble (2018); Coronation Street actor, Bill Roache MBE (2017); as well as MP Nicky Morgan and Paralympic swimmer, Elizabeth Wright (2016) wow the crowds; and we're super excited to announce for 2019 the speaker will be a voice which is recognised by millions throughout the UK as the official "voice of the balls" on the National Lottery, for his radio work on BBC Radio 2 and the hit TV programme, Strictly Come Dancing... none other than Alan Dedicoat.
Our 2019 event is guaranteed to be the best yet, as it coincides with our 25th anniversary - and Alan will wow the crowd with stories from his time in the spotlight, including working with the late, great, Sir Terry Wogan, as he joins BBC Radio Leicester presenter, Dave Andrews on stage.
During the luncheon, there will also be the chance to enjoy a special selection of independent stalls selling a range of items, from crafts to drinks, cards to chocolates; while we'll also be holding a raffle - giving you the chance to win some fantastic prizes.
Tickets (priced £42pp) for this spectacular, not to be missed event are now available to buy!
About Alan Dedicoat
Alan Dedicoat has the voice millions in the UK certainly recognise and many envy. His is the official "Voice of the Balls", providing commentary for the National Lottery draws on the BBC iPlayer and on Camelot’s website (and live on BBC One for over 20 years). He is also the voice of the hugely successful 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
Alan originally trained to be a lawyer, but was seduced by hospital radio into a career in broadcasting. Several years on local stations were followed by a move to London and BBC Radio 2, eventually becoming the national network's Chief Announcer - and for many years he joined in the banter with the late Sir Terry Wogan on his Radio 2 breakfast show.
As well as live voice-overs and speaking after dinner, Alan is a natural quizmaster. With a stream of quips, he maintains perfect order as he tests teams on everything from pop hits, national flags and company logos to knowledge of their industry.
Across the Atlantic, his is the British voice on "Dancing with the Stars" and “Dancing with the Stars – Juniors”.
Most recently he has hosted the Mellow Magic Breakfast Show for the Bauer Radio Group.
About Dave Andrews
Dave Andrews is a BBC Leicester presenter and a Rainbows supporter.
During his 23 years at BBC Leicester, Dave has presented most programmes including most recently Down to Earth and Talking History; while he has also presented radio commentary on major occasions including Richard III’s reburial, Remembrance Sunday and Sing Christmas.
Dave also spearheaded BBC Radio Leicester’s Ruby Rainbow Appeal in 2007 which raised over £600,000 for the new building at Rainbows.
Away from his role at BBC Leicester, Dave has written and produced shows for Curve Theatre – marking the centenary of WW1 and the Queen’s 90th birthday, while in 2015 he became a Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire.
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The menu choices for our Celebrity Annual Lunch are:
Creamy roasted vegetable soup with cheddar scones
Platter of compressed melons, lemon sorbet, raspberry coulis (V)
Supreme of corn fed chicken, rosti potato, spring greens, tomato, mushroom and tarragon jus
Mediterranean veg in a filo basket, rosti potato, spring greens (V)
Lemon and lime cheesecake, raspberry shortbread, crème chantilly (V)
Fresh fruit salad
Freshly brewed coffee and after dinner mints
Welford Road Stadium (home of Leicester Tigers), Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE2 7TR