Young comedian Jack Carroll, who shot to fame on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, has been presented with a prize at the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards.
The Brighouse High School pupils scooped the Personality of the Year Award at the gala dinner at Leeds United’s Centenary Pavilion.
The 21st Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards, sponsored by McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate, had plenty to celebrate with the triumphs of a host of young Yorkshire talent and the news that the total raised since 1993 has now reached £1 million.
The awards mark the achievements of people aged 35 and under in seven categories, from the arts to management and enterprise and are organised by the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation. The Foundation was established to support young people in Yorkshire.
Peter McCormick OBE, who presented the award to Jack, said: “What a way to celebrate our 21st anniversary. Not only did we hear some terrific stories from our winners who have succeeded in all kinds of endeavours but we also topped the £1 million mark for the total raised over the years.
“None of this would have been possible without the tremendous support from our sponsors and from guests at the Awards and we thank them wholeheartedly for helping us to support young people in Yorkshire.”
Jack was first spotted by comedian Jason Manford who saw a video of him performing at his parents’ Silver wedding anniversary at the tender age of 12.
Since then Jack came runner up in Britain’s Got Talent, received a Pride of Britain Award and starred in a CBBC television series.
He has appeared on Loose Women and a fortnight ago, and just weeks after his 15th birthday, he appeared at the Hammersmith Apollo with Jason Manford.