National Energy Efficiency Awards 2022

Awards Presenter

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Hugh Dennis

Comedian, presenter, actor, writer, impressionist, and voice-over artist Hugh Dennis will be joining us to present the 2022 National Energy Efficiency Award trophies to the winners.
Hugh is probably best known for his sit-com appearances in Outnumbered, My Hero, Fleabag and Not Going Out, and for his quick witted stand-up routines on Mock the Week
He started in TV comedy in 1988 as one of the support acts for Jasper Carrott's Canned Carrott before going on to become one of the impressionists providing voices for Spitting Image.
Concurrently he was also on radio as part of the highly regarded The Mary Whitehouse Experiencewhich also launched his collaborators, Steve Punt, David Baddiel and Rob Newman into public fame when it transferred to TV in the 1990s.
Away from comedy, Hugh has also presented a number of factual programmes on television such asThe Great British Dig and The Great British Countryside.
He was the subject of an epesode of Who Do You think You Are? in 2012, and in 2021 appeared breiefly on the big screen as Dr Hardy, a scientist, in the James Bond film No Time To Die
A regular face on panel shows such as Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You, Taskmaster and Richard Osman's House of Games, Hugh can also be heard most weeks on Radio4's satirical news programme The Now Show


  • Spitting Image

  • The Mary Whitehouse Experience

  • Canned Carrott

  • The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show

  • The Detectives

  • Brass Eye

  • Doctors

  • My Hero

  • Mock the Week

  • Outnumbered

  • New Tricks

  • Hotel Babylon

  • QI

  • Fast and Loose

  • Agatha Christie's Marple

  • Over to Bill

  • Not Going Out

  • Ballot Monkeys

  • Drunk History

  • Midsomer Murders

  • Britain's Classroom Heroes

  • Fleabag

  • The Red Nose African Convoy

  • Taskmaster

  • The Zoo

  • Possibly... The Best Adverts in the World

  • Richard Osman's House of Games

  • Nativity Rocks!

  • Yorkshire Airport

  • McDonald & Dodds

  • The Great British Dig

  • The Great British Countryside

  • The Now Show

  • No Time to Die

Past presenters

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Past presenters include:

Impressionist Rory Bremner stepped in to present the 2014 Awards, after the late Sir John Hurt was diagnosed with cancer just days before our event.

Sir John is sadly missed, and was a keen supporter of Energy Efficiency and tackling fuel poverty.

Rory was joined by the great Brian Blessed, CBE, straight from Russia where he was in the midst of cosmonaut training. Rory returned in 2015 along with explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, a man who knows a thing or two about living in the cold.

The fabulous, Joanna Lumley OBE, presented the 2016 Awards, and regaled the audience with her own experience of poor damp housing in the 1960s as a young struggling actress. Comedian,

Sir Lenny Henry, announced the winners in 2017 and 2018.

Actor, James Nesbitt, OBE, announced the winners at the 2019 National Energy Efficiency Awards.