IFTA Gala Television Awards Shall Have a Very Lovely Host

You may think we already had the IFTAs earlier this tear, but they have decided to mix things up this time round by holding a ceremony for both film and TV, similar to how the BAFTAs do it.

So while the movie stars donned their glad-rags last May, it will be the turn of Irish television's finest talent to take to the red carpet for the inaugural ceremony that will be held October 22nd at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel.

It's just been announced that TV presenter Amanda Byram will be on hosting duties for the night, who will you know from the likes of US show The Swan, as well as Channel 4’s Big Breakfast and Total Wipeout on BBC, and a whole load more over the course of her fifteen year career.

Commenting today on the announcement as the new IFTA host Amanda said, "I am so honoured to be hosting the IFTA Gala TV Awards! Having been a spectator and a supporter of the IFTAS since day one, so this is a dream gig for me! I believe that supporting Irish talent and the industry is of the utmost importance. It is also important to acknowledge, support and reward those who work so hard to make the Irish TV industry what it is."


The show won't go out live TV3 will air a highlights show at 9 pm on Sunday, 25th October.


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