BMJ is excited to announce that the host for the 2022 BMJ Industry Awards is the Irish comedian, tv and radio presenter Patrick Keilty.

Keilty became a household name when he presented the Channel 4 show Last Chance Lottery, which he followed with The National Lottery Big Ticket (BBC1). His extremely successful chat show Patrick Kielty Almost Live (Green Inc. Prods) enjoyed five series on BBC1. Keilty went on to front a new quiz show, Stupid Punts (CHX Prods), which aired on BBC Choice and BBC2. In 2002 he began co-presenting BBC1’s Fame Academy (Endemol) with Cat Deeley, the lady he went on marry. The duo have also hosted 2 series of Celebrity Fame Academy, in aid of Comic Relief.

Keilty co-presented the first series of the hugely popular Celebrity Love Island for ITV with Kelly Brook, and the second series with Fearne Cotton. In 2007, he interviewed Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern about the Northern Ireland Peace Process. In the same year, he also starred in the West End play A Night In November at the Trafalgar Studios, and took part in the BBC’s Live At The Apollo. Keilty took on the role as radio host and presenter in 2009 by sitting in for Alan Carr on his BBC Radio 2 Show. He participated in Sport Relief 2010, cycling across the UK. 2010 also saw him appear on Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, Mock The Week, and Sharon Osbourne: A Comedy Roast. He also works with Radio 2, broadcasting music specials both in the UK and the USA.