Glamour awards date for celebs

19/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/'' 'Darren Clarke with sons Tyrone (12) and Conor (10)
19/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/'' 'Darren Clarke with sons Tyrone (12) and Conor (10)

THREE of our local celebrities are up for gongs at next month’s IN! Magazine’s annual Glamour Awards once again.

Coleraine actress, Jayne Wisener, has been shortlisted in the Most Glamorous Female category while BBC Radio Ulster presenter, Alan Simpson and Portrush-based Open golf champion, Darren Clarke are in the running for the Male Personality of the Year.

Clarke is also shortlisted in the prestigious Ambassador of the Year - alongside Irish President, Mary McAleese - while both Darren and his fiance Alison Campbell are also among those nominated for the Most Glamorous Front Cover.

The event, which will be hosted by TV presenter Eamonn Holmes and his wife Ruth Langsford in the stunning opulence of the Merchant Hotel on Saturday, October 8, is now in its third year and will see over 100 glamorous guests from across the UK and Ireland take to the red carpet for an evening of gourmet food and of course, glamorous awards.

With musical stars on the guest list such as Rachel Tucker, Cara Dillon and Sinead Quinn, the entertainment is certainly something to be anticipated too.

Other nominees for the main awards include former Miss Northern Ireland Joanne Salley and FHM’s High Street Honey Katie Larmour.

And representing the males are actor Liam Neeson and Rory McIlroy plus local radio stars Alan Simpson and Pete Snodden, among many other well-known faces.

A full list of the seven categories and the shortlisted nominees can be found in the September edition of IN! magazine which is on sale now as well as online at where readers and celebrity fans can put their stamp on the night by placing their votes!