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Gorgeous Leah Charles-King will once again lead our event hosting team. Leah has been with us from the start and brings her vast experience and honed presenting skills, alongside her own personal experiences of growing up in the UK as a woman of colour; overcoming the barriers and making it in the very competitive world of television.

Currently presenting on ITV, Leah has also worked at the BBC, BET and The Disney Channel. Known for her vivacious character and engaging personality, the London based presenter has approached a milestone of 15 years in the media and TV industry alone. Her television career started in 2001 as the first black female continuity Presenter on Children’s ITV. Proceeding this, Leah enjoyed 10 years in the music industry as a member of chart selling girl-band, Kleshay signed to Sony Music.

Since then Leah has presented and appeared in shows for ITV, BBC, The Disney Channel, Sky TV and many more besides including as a red carpet correspondent for international American network BET (Black Entertainment Television).

Leah has enjoyed industry recognition receiving the prestigious Screen Nation Award for Best Youth and Children’s Presenter, and also as the recipient of the “Best Woman in Media” accolade from the Wise Women Foundation.

In summer 2014, Leah launched The Red Carpet Academy. The UK’s only TV Presenter training program led by current mainstream TV Presenters. The Red Carpet Academy has a special program for women within BAME groups.

Using her own experiences Leah hopes to empower and inspire young women who desire a career in the creative industries. She offers a number of limited internships within her own production company to provide experience for students and graduates who are interested in the field.

Find out more about this fabulous woman by visiting:

www.leahcharlesking.com

www.theredcarpetacademy.com