Jack Petchey Foundation
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Our Patrons

We have six fabulous Patrons.......


All six of our Patrons give up time to attend and judge the Grand Final (work commitments permitting).  Their job is to offer advice and guidance and use their industry expertise to select the Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge Champions. 


We are grateful to them for all of their support. 

Our Patrons are:

Graham Norton

Graham is one of the best known faces on TV.  Not only is he the host of a primetime chat show but also presents a hugely popular Radio 2 programme on a Saturday morning.  Graham is also host of the annual Eurovision Song Contest and has compered all of the TV talent searches with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Graham is our longest serving Patron and acts as our Chief Judge.

Tamzin Outhwaite

Tamzin made her name playing Mel in Eastenders but is also an incredibly successful stage performer.  She has performed in some of the biggest musicals on the London stage including a long run as the named lead in Sweet Charity.  Tamzin attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School and knows what it takes to be a top class performer.  She can currently been seen in the lead role in the BBC Series New Tricks.

John Partridge

John is another of our judges who broke into the mainstream playing a role in Eastenders - Christian, of course!  But John is musical theatre through and through - appearing in Cats, Tommy, Grease, Rent and Miss Saigon to name a few.  Most recently John played the part of the Producer, Zach, in the revival of A Chorus Line at the London Palladium.  John was also a judge on "Over The Rainbow" Lord Lloyd-Webbers search to find a Dorothy for his production of the Wizard of Oz!

Daniel Boys

Daniel Boys is an award winning performer whose career encompasses TV, West End musicals, national tours, as well as numerous concerts and recordings. His appearance on the hugely successful BBC TV talent show Any Dream Will Do in 2007 firmly established him as one of the UK's brightest emerging musical talents.

Brenda Edwards

Our final Patron Brenda came to prominence when she reached the semi final of the second series of the X-Factor. Musical success quickly followed as Brenda played lead roles in Chicago, Carmen Jones and most recently, playing the role of The Killer Queen in We Will Rock You.  Brenda has recently released her first album and has performed at our Grand Final for the last two years - literally, bringing the house down!

Brenda Emmanus

Brenda is currently BBC London News’ Art, Culture and Entertainment Correspondent.  Brenda’s profile rose as one of the co-presenters on BBC One’s The Clothes Show, which she contributed to for five years. She has since fronted the interior design programme The Terrace, The Midweek National Lottery and features for Holiday - all on BBC One. She was also one of the main presenters on Healthy Holidays and Money Makeovers for Granada and Sky Television. As a regular face on ITV’s This Morning, Brenda teamed up with Richard Madely and Judy Finnigan as their fashion and entertainment expert.

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Daniel Boys and Brenda Emmanus

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Graham Norton - Chief Judge

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Tamzin Outhwaite

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John Partridge

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Brenda Edwards