Comedian and celebrity magician Pete Firman will be on-hand to entertain guests as host of the annual GLT Awards ceremony, taking place at the five-star Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington on Thursday 27th June.

Comedian and magician Pete Firman in a suit

Source: Karla Gowlett

Pete Firman is presenting the Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2024 ceremony.

Pete is probably best known for his appearances on ITV’s The Next Great Magician, Tonight at the London Palladium and Tommy Cooper Forever, as well as the BBC’s Let’s Sing & Dance for Comic Relief. He has also received a staggering 175 million views online for his amazing tricks and illusions.

His unique blend of comedy and magic has seen him invited to perform on countless TV programmes, including The John Bishop Show, The Sarah Millican Television Programme, Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live and The Magic Show Story, amongst many others.

Firman is also a panto regular and most recently performed as Buttons in Cinderella at the New Wimbledon Theatre, alongside Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood as the Wicked Stepmother.

Rob Yandell, publisher of Group Leisure & Travel, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Pete to host our unique event on the evening of 27th June which rewards the best of the best in group travel.

“He is incredibly funny and a top magician, so I know we are set for a brilliant evening where our guests will be stunned at the tricks up his sleeve.”

Firman’s BBC Radio 4 documentary, Pete Firman’s World of Magic, aired to critical acclaim and he also wrote Tricks To Freak Out Your Friends - a beginner’s magic book which did so well in the UK that it was released in the USA.

Firman has more than 1.2 million followers on TikTok and regularly posts entertaining clips of unexplainable tricks which leave viewers perplexed. 

Tickets to the ceremony at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London, on Thursday 27th June are available at

For Awards Partner info and commercial opportunities, contact Sharon Yandell on 01908 613323 or email