Sir Tom Jones to headline exclusive Olympic Ball

Friday August 12, 2011

This October's BT British Olympic Ball is shaping up to be quite an event.

Legendary singer Sir Tom Jones has been announced as the headline artist who will perform at Kensington Olympia in honour of Team GB.

The Welsh superstar will be treating A-list guests to a dynamic performance of his repertoire after six decades in the business.

Knighted for services to music in 2006, Sir Tom performed for the Queen on the occassion of her Golden Jubilee, and sang for President Bill Clinton at the New Year’s Eve Millennium celebrations.

The musical veteran said: “It’s an honour to be asked to contribute to the success of this very special evening for the British Olympic effort in 2012.

"There seems to be a huge buzz surrounding everything relating to the Olympics already, and I’m very happy indeed to help the cause in any way I can.

"Our devoted and determined athletes work long and hard for their accomplishments, and deserve all the support we can give.”

It has also been announced that 26-year-old Michelin-star chef Tom Aikens will be in charge of the evening's menu.

The French cuisine master said: "I feel privileged to have been asked to act as Executive Chef at the BT British Olympic Ball.

"I'm a big supporter of Team GB and am relishing the opportunity to design a menu for some of Britain's greatest sporting talent on such a prestigious occasion."

Described by HELLO! magazine as the 2010 ‘Ball of the Year’, last year's guests included Prince Harry and athlete co-chair Zara Phillips.

This year’s event will see a number of Team 2012 Olympic hopefuls joined by numerous celebrities from the world of sport and entertainment.

They are all coming together to celebrate ‘Our Greatest Team’ ahead of London 2012.

Tables for the exclusive event have been in incredibly high demand with people keen to secure a place at what is set to be a fantastic evening.

With anticipation building around the additional musical acts expected to join Sir Tom on the night, and the fabulous auction prizes on offer, remaining tables are expected to sell quickly.

Photo: © Getty

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