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Emma Griffiths to host Golden Joysticks TV show

Presenter announced as Future gears up for annual gaming ceremony



22/05/06 - Future is delighted to announce that in-demand presenter, Emma Griffiths has signed up to host the first-ever Golden Joystick Awards TV show.

The former MTV star began her career as a top-flight model working for Vogue, Marie Claire, Chanel and other big names. Joining MTV in 2002, she quickly became their leading female presenter, hosting music, fashion and celebrity shows across the network. Emma recently presented the "Access All Areas" show on ITV2 for the high-profile Prince's Trust 30th birthday concert.

Emma will anchor the Golden Joysticks TV show, presenting highlights of the awards event, as well as gaming reports and the biggest happenings from a huge year for the industry.

As Future gears up for the Golden Joystick Awards, which take place this year on Friday 27th October at London's Park Lane Hilton Hotel - the special-interest media company also announces the appointment of communications experts, The Incubator to spearhead its consumer PR campaign for the event.

Founded this year, Incubator founder, Dan Walsh has worked with Future handling PR for its successful Metal Hammer Golden Gods and Classic Rock Awards for the last two years. The team at The Incubator are tasked with promoting the Golden Joystick Awards, liaising with the event's print, TV and radio partners, and working to widen the coverage of the event at large.

Organiser of The Golden Joystick Awards, James Ashton-Tyler said:

"I'm delighted that Emma Griffiths will be presenting our first Golden Joysticks TV show. Amongst our core audience she is well known from her work for MTV. She's the perfect host for the TV show as we continue to build the profile of the Golden Joystick Awards and their reach amongst the UK's growing population of gamers.

"Last year we had almost 200,000 gamers come forward and have their say on their favourite games, and with a high-profile presenter and the recruitment of The Incubator, a young, ambitious PR agency we can continue to take the Golden Joystick Awards forward."

Future would be interested to hear from you if you are planning a game launch or event you would like to be filmed for the Golden Joysticks TV show, screened as part of a themed gaming event on ITV4 this November. Please contact Ricky Claydon on 0207 042 4055 or email: ricky.claydon@futurenet.co.uk.

ENDS

About Future
Future plc is an international special-interest media group with offices in the UK, US, France and Italy. Founded in 1985 with one UK magazine, today it creates over 150 special-interest publications, websites and events, with strong portfolios in the computing, games, music, automotive, sports, crafts and leisure sectors. Over 100 international editions of Future's magazines are also published under licence in 30 other countries across the world. Future employs over 1,500 people worldwide. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR).

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