Nick Grimshaw to judge at “Speak Out” Challenge Grand Final

We are thrilled to share with you that Nick Grimshaw will be joining the panel as a judge at the Grand Final of Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! on Monday 3 July 2017.

Nick is the host of the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show.

At university he studied Communications and Business and interned for a music PR agency. He has been involved in the music scene since graduating and has also made a name for himself in TV with his own panel show, “Sweat The Small Stuff” on BBC3. He has presented BBC Radio 1’s Annual Switch Live, co-presented BBC’s Children in Need and hosted numerous Channel 4 shows.

Nick will be joined by: Sarah Sands, Editor at The Evening Standard; Sarah Crossan, author and winner of the 2016 Carnegie Medal;  Una Stubbs, actress, currently co-starring as Mrs Hudson in the hugely popular BBC TV series Sherlock;  Tim Armoo, CEO of Fanbytes and an Alumni of our programme; Tina Renshaw, CEO of the English Speaking Board; and Ajaye McDonald, reigning “Speak Out” champion. This esteemed panel of communicators will judge the delivery of 15 unique speeches performed by Year 10 students from London and Essex.

Having won their Regional Final, each student will stand before an audience at The Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End and speak on a topic of their choice in the hopes of being crowned the Grand Final Champion.

We hope that every young person both on stage and in the audience will feel inspired and proud to be part of something as memorable and rewarding as the Grand Final. For all the speakers, it is a huge achievement to perform in front of such a prestigious group of judges and we are very much looking forward to the event.

For more information about Jack Petchey’s “Speak out” Challenge! please visit or call 020 7922 7887

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