Arts & Entertainment Award 2013
Presented by Tim Smith, Editor of BBC Look North.
Billy Pearce was born 62 years ago in Leeds and is one of Britain’s most talented and best loved comedians & entertainers.
Billy first came to National prominence when he appeared in ‘New Faces’, winning his heat and qualifying for the final and his first series for BBC television was ‘You Gotta Be Joking’, then in1993 he hosted The Children’s Royal Variety Performance and has since performed in 5 Children’s Royal Variety shows and Three Royal Variety shows.
He has appeared at most National Theatres including the Blackpool Grand and the Bradford Alhambra and has trod the boards of Musical Theatre appearing alongside Jimmy Osmond in the smash hit musical ‘Boogie Nights’.
A fine TV actor, Billy has also appeared on numerous serious shows, including ITV’s ‘Heartbeat’ and the award winning BBC drama ‘The Street’ and more recently on ITV’s Daybreak show in June to chat about his life & illustrious career as an entertainer.