Actress, writer, presenter and North West native, Sally Lindsay, will be hosting our exclusive gala ceremony.
Sally Lindsay is a native of Manchester and read English at Hull University where she also got the acting bug.
Sally got her first break in the groundbreaking sitcom "The Royle Family". Roles in both "Phoenix Nights" and "Fat Friends" followed soon after.
Sally then became one of Britain's best loved barmaids, 'Shelley Unwin' in "Coronation Street", where she enjoyed a very happy 5 years. Upon leaving, Sally moved very successfully into theatre appearing in the sell-out "A Taste of Honey" and "Everybody Loves a Winner" at the Royal Exchange.
Since then, Sally has appeared in numerous television shows including "Murdered For Being Different", "Still Open All Hours", "Ordinary Lies" & "Moving On" to name just a few. With her friend Suranne Jones, Sally created "Scott and Bailey" for Red Productions, in which she also starred. She also played the lead character of Lisa in Sky1's "Mount Pleasant" for 7 years.
Sally is also the voice of 'Piella' in the Oscar-nominated animation in Ardmans "A Matter of Loaf and Death”.
Sally has recently finished filming a ground-breaking documentary on the human rights campaigner Emmiline Pankhurst in her native Manchester which went out on BBC4.
Currently she is filmimg a documentary for Channel 5 which will be out in the New Year.