Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams MBE and TV Presenter Ben Shephard have today been announced as the co-hosts of the Team GB Ball 2017.
Held at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Wednesday 1st November, Williams and Shephard will front an evening which sees Olympic stars from across summer and winter sports come together in support of Team GB.
As the athletes prepare for February’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, guests at the Team GB Ball will be treated to entertainment from Mercury Music Prize winner Beverley Knight and a live auction featuring an array of unique items.
The auction is already live and includes signed Olympic merchandise, VIP sporting experiences and the chance to try your hand at winter sports coached by Team GB athletes.
Details of the auction and how to register to bid can be found here.
Williams won Team GB’s only medal at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, claiming triumphant gold in the women’s skeleton.
In doing so, she became Britain’s first individual Olympic winter gold medallist for 30 years and the first female to win individual gold in 58 years. Since retiring, Williams has worked in television roles for BBC Sport, Ski Sunday and The Gadget Show.
Shephard has been a regular on our screens since 1998 and has presented a host of shows including T4, The Xtra Factor, Good Morning Britain, Tipping Point and Ninja Warrior UK. Shephard has also ventured into the sporting world, fronting Sky Sports’ UEFA Champions League coverage for four seasons as well as Goals on Sunday since 2010.
Amy Williams MBE said: “Having attended a number of Team GB Ball’s as a guest, I know what a great event it is and to be asked to host this year alongside Ben is particularly exciting.
“The Winter Olympics will always be special to me and to be able to bring Olympians from both summer and winter sports together to show our support for the athletes set for PyeongChang and give them a great send off will no doubt mean a huge amount to them.”
Ben Shephard said: “PyeongChang will no doubt grip the nation once again with winter sport fever and events like the Team GB Ball are important in helping those final preparations for the Games. It’s a genuine pleasure to host some of Britain’s finest athletes at the Ball and celebrate 100 days to go until the Winter Olympics.”