The Grierson Awards ceremony took place on the evening of 10 November 2022 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London with hosts AJ Odudu and Rosie Jones. You can watch the recording of the livestream on our YouTube channel.
The order of the evening was as follows:
- 6pm - Drinks reception
- 7.15pm - Awards ceremony, hosted by Rosie Jones and AJ Odudu (theatre style in the auditorium with no assigned seating aside from access needs/BSL view)
- 9.15pm - After-party and buffet supper (in the foyer, no allocated tables)
- 1am - Evening ends
Dress code: smart casual.
Accessibility, Captions and BSL Interpreters
The film clips shown at the ceremony were captioned and the live presentations will be supported by BSL interpreters. Seats in front of the interpreters were reserved for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. The auditorium also has a hearing loop.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall can be accessed step-free from Southbank Centre Square, via the Royal Festival Hall JCB lift. Take the lift to Level 2 and enter via the Riverside Terrace.
If you would like a wheelchair space in the auditorium, or if you have any accessibility concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ceremony will also be live streamed for free on The Grierson Trust's YouTube Channel and captions and BSL interpretation will be included.
If you have any other questions about the event or booking tickets, please email email@example.com.
About AJ Odudu
AJ Odudu is one of the UK’s most exciting TV presenters, with bags of energy and her Lancashire charm. Born to Nigerian parents, AJ grew up with her seven siblings in Blackburn and has a degree in English & Politics. She’s made a name for herself over the years, fronting a number of successful programmes and has become one of the nation’s most recognisable broadcasters.
Most recently, AJ is the co-host of The Big Breakfast alongside comedian Mo Gilligan, which returned to TV screens this August for a four-part series after it was rebooted in 2021 for a one-off special for Channel 4’s Black to Front takeover. Following its success, AJ and Mo took home the 2022 RTS Award for Best Entertainment Performance, with The Big Breakfast also winning for Best Entertainment. AJ and Mo also won The Edinburgh TV Award for Best TV Presenter with The Big Breakfast in 2022.
AJ has been announced as the host of brand-new hairstyling competition series The Big Blow Out which comes to E4 and All 4 later this year. And following the triumph of the previous series, she is back fronting the UK’s Married at First Sight spin-off show, Married at First Sight: After Party – a weekly instalment of behind-the-scenes gossip, cast interviews and celebrity guests. She is also the host of The Bridge, an eight-part high-stakes adventure show based in Vietnam out on HBO Max and Channel 4.
About Rosie Jones
With her infectious laugh and high energy, Rosie Jones has quickly become a must-see act on the UK comedy circuit. The ex-television researcher was awarded second place in the Leicester Mercury’s New Comedian Of The Year Award 2018 and has gone on to star on Live At The Apollo, The Jonathan Ross Show, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Cats Does Countdown, The Last Leg, Rosie Jones Tries To Help, Live From The Comedy Store, Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, Comedy Central UK’s Roast Battle, Mock The Week, Hypothetical, The Ranganation, Jon Richardson’s Channel Hopping, Dating No Filter and The Last Leg Tokyo as well as fronting not one, but two, travelogue series for Channel 4 – Trip Hazard and Mission: Accessible. Rosie has completed two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with both Fifteen Minutes and Backward receiving critical acclaim, including the Scotsman describing her show as ‘both elegantly crafted and mischievous to its bones’.
Not forgetting her comedy writing roots, Rosie is busy working on sitcoms and wrote on the hit Netflix series Sex Education. Rosie is also an incredible actor, making her primetime debut in a Silent Witness two-part-special and most recently starring as recurring guest role Paula in BBC’s Casualty.
AJ Odudu photo credit: Nathan Gallagher