Kate Garraway to host Global Awards with Kemp and Klass

Smooth’s Kate Garraway will join Capital’s Roman Kemp and Classic FM and Smooth presenter Myleene Klass to host The Global Awards 2020.

Kate replaces Rochelle Humes who co-hosted the event last year but announced in December she was leaving Global, taking a break from her Heart show.

The Global Awards takes place at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Thursday March 5th and will see Camila Cabello, Ellie Goulding, Tones and I, Aitch, Stereophonics, Russell Watson and Aled Jones take to the stage.

The awards bring together all Global’s radio stations; Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Gold and LBC. The categories reflect the music, programmes, podcasts and news aired on Global’s radio stations and the Global Player app.

It will be streamed live via the Global Player App from 7.30pm.

Speaking about hosting The Global Awards with Very.co.uk for the first time, Smooth’s Kate Garraway, said: “Following the massive success of The Global Awards over the past two years, it is such an honour for me to join the fabulous Myleene Klass and Roman Kemp to co-present this year’s ceremony. What makes The Global Awards so unique is that we’re celebrating the stars of music, news and entertainment across the night – and with performances from artists such as Ellie Goulding, Stereophonics, Aled Jones and Russell Watson, it promises to be a very special evening!”

Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp said: “The Global Awards with Very.co.uk is such a special evening and I’m honoured to be joining Kate and Myleene to host this incredible show. I can’t think of any other awards ceremony that celebrates such an incredible breadth of talent across so many genres – it always makes for some pretty amazing moments on the night and I can’t wait.”

Smooth and Classic FM presenter, Myleene Klass said: “I am over the moon to be hosting The Global Awards for another year. It’s so rare to have an awards ceremony these days which celebrates all genres of music the way The Global Awards do. There’s genuinely something for everyone, from pop through to classical, just like all the stations Global represents. It’s going to be stellar.”


BEST GROUP (category judged by committee)

Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
Little Mix

BEST MALE (category judged by committee)

Ed Sheeran
Shawn Mendes
Lewis Capaldi
Harry Styles

BEST FEMALE (category judged by committee)

Dua Lipa
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello

BEST PODCAST (category judged by public vote)

My Dad Wrote A Porno
Sh**ged Married Annoyed
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
YouTuber News
The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast

BEST BRITISH ACT (judged by committee)

Ed Sheeran
Lewis Capaldi
Sam Smith
Dua Lipa

BEST CLASSICAL ARTIST (category judged by public vote)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Gareth Malone
Alma Deutscher
Russell Watson

BEST HIP HOP OR R&B (category judged by public vote)

Post Malone
Chris Brown

BEST INDIE ACT (category judged by committee)

Sam Fender
The 1975
Twenty One Pilots
Florence & The Machine

BEST POP (category judged by committee)

Shawn Mendes
Dua Lipa
Jax Jones
Tones & I
Rita Ora

BEST MASS APPEAL ARTIST (category judged by committee)

Ed Sheeran
Tom Walker
Lewis Capaldi
Taylor Swift
Freya Ridings


(category judged by public vote) includes the five most played songs of 2019 from The Official Big Top 40, the UK’s biggest chart show.

P!nk – Walk Me Home
Harry Styles – Lights Up
Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes
Aitch – Taste (Make It Shake)
Billie Eilish – bad guy
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
Tones & I – Dance Monkey
Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Senorita
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved

RISING STAR (category judged by committee)

Young T & Bugsey
Tones & I


Awarded for the Best News Moment or Interview as suggested by the listeners of LBC.


Awarded to the artist responsible for the Most Played Song on Global’s radio stations in 2019.