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LITTLE BRITAIN STAR TO UNVEIL GAMING’S BIGGEST

Future Publishing Unveils Top UK Comedian Matt Lucas As Golden Joystick Awards 2004 Host

Friday 1 October 2004/... Award-winning comedy star Matt Lucas (Little Britain, Shooting Stars) is to honour the year's best games at the Golden Joystick Awards 2004

Organiser Future Publishing has today revealed that Little Britain creation Majorie Dawes - the head of the 'Fat Fighters' Club', who, despite her own large frame, insists she is her "target weight"- will be handing out the honours.

Matt Lucas is most recently famous for the BBC Three and BBC One series Little Britain, based on the highly successful Radio 4 series. The programme travels from the Scottish highlands, through Wales, the tranquil English countryside and the less tranquil council estates of Britain's inner cities, while the narrator (Tom Baker) adds his insightful and eloquent comments for those less familiar with these fair Isles.

"Matt Lucas promises to make the event a memorable one," says Emily Ford, marketing manager, Future Publishing. "He's a keen games-player with a real passion for the medium and his wit, insight and stage presence will ensure the Golden Joystick Awards 2004 are an essential date for the industry's diary."

The awards are the industry's longest-running games honours. This year's event takes place on November 5th 2004, at the Park Lane Hilton.

Voting for the shortlist is now live at www.goldenjoystick.com, with the results unveiled at the November 5th bash.

The Golden Joystick Awards 2004 will take place at the Park Lane Hotel on November 5th 2004. The event sells out each year, so attendees are encouraged to request booking forms by emailing goldenjoystick@futurenet.co.uk

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