Comedy legend and LGBTQ+ trailblazer Julian Clary to host tonight’s 2024 British LGBT Awards

Graham Robson June 21, 2024

Comedy legend and LGBTQ+ trailblazer Julian Clary will be hosting the 2024 British LGBT Awards on Friday, June 21 in London, following in the footsteps of Alan Carr, Graham Norton and Rylan.

The announcement comes one year after Clary presented a posthumous award to the late Paul O’Grady’s husband Andre Portasio, delivering a poignant speech for his friend which sparked a two-minute standing ovation.

The British LGBT Awards honours celebrities, campaigners, businesses and community activists who have helped advance the fight for LGBTQ+ rights over the past year. Previous award winners include Sir Elton John, Sir Ian McKellen, Kylie Minogue and Lady Gaga.

Julian Clary said: “I am delighted to be announced as host of the 2024 British LGBT Awards,’ Clary said.

“The British LGBT Awards remain one of the most important and recognisable celebrations in the LGBTQ+ calendar and the 10th anniversary will be a huge celebration.

Julian Clary and Andre Portasio

“I am so excited to recognise not only the household celebrity names, but those working tirelessly behind the scenes to advance LGBTQ+ rights on a daily basis.

“As a former British LGBT Award winner, I am honoured to host the event and cannot wait to see everyone on June 21.”

Sarah Garrett MBE, British LGBT Awards founder, added: “We are delighted to confirm the legendary Julian Clary as host of the 2024 British LGBT Awards for our 10th anniversary celebration.

“As a member of the LGBTQ+ community in the public eye for more than four decades, Julian is the perfect host for such a momentous occasion.

“He brings the perfect blend of humour, entertainment, experience and style to the awards and I have no doubt he will be a smash hit with our audience.

“The British LGBT Awards will once more recognise the celebrity icons, trailblazers, allies and innovators of the LGBTQ+ community as well as those driving positive change in business and society.

“It is going to be so much fun and I hope to join Julian and all of our other fantastic and deserving guests on the dance floor in June!”