Beryl and Betty strike radio gold
Published on 15 May 2012 09:30 AM
Beryl and Betty - the oldest-ever nominees - walked off with the Sony Radio Academy Gold award on Monday night for Best Entertainment programme.
Beryl Renwick, 86, and Betty Smith, 90, were presented with the award on Monday night at a glittering ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
The pair who present a show on BBC Radio Humberside, alongside producer David Reeves, beat the likes of Frank Skinner and the Adam & Joe Show to win the top prize.
The pair have been doing the show for 6 years, since Reeves spotted them while they were on a tour of the local radio station.
‘I was interested in older people's views,' he said. 'Nothing heavy, just their stories, their thoughts on the week.'
Last night Beryl, said: ‘It's never been known to have older people like us getting their big break in broadcasting. It's quite a thing at our age.'