Ricky Whittle Saturday 6th March at the Bank Newry

February 23, 2010

The Bank Newry have just confirmed two of the biggest names in the UK to appear at the recently crowned N.Ireland Nightclub of the year. On Saturday 6 March Strictly Come Dancing Runner Up and star of Hollyoaks, Ricky Whittle, will be at The Bank. Ricky’s appearance will be followed by the return of Scott Mills of Radio 1 to The Bank on Easter Saturday, 3 April.

Ricky excelled in many sports at school, particularly impressing at football, representing his country at youth level several times. Despite being scouted by both Arsenal and Celtic, an injury ended any hopes he had to pursue a professional career and so Ricky began a four year law degree at Southampton University. Whilst there he began modeling, securing some high profile campaigns.

In 2002, he successfully auditioned for Sky One’s Dream Team and played bad boy Ryan Naysmith. He enjoyed the filming experience so much that he decided to forgo his career in the law courts and opted instead to pursue a career on screen.

In 2006 he joined the cast of Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and has set many hearts fluttering as good boy turned bad, Calvin Valentine. He has been nominated several times for sexiest male at various soap awards, no doubt helped by his many scenes featuring him in nothing but scantily clad underwear and Heat magazine Torso of the Week features!

The legend that is Scott Mills returns to The Bank Newry on Saturday 3 April, on his debut last year Scott claimed the gig was his best ever.

Scott is the extremely popular host of Radio 1’s Scott Mills Show, broadcasting across the UK every afternoon between 4-7pm. Listeners of Scott’s show on Radio 1 will be familiar with his phone pranks, friendship with the David Hasselhoff. Not limited to radio he is a regular presenter for the National Lottery on BBC One on Saturdays and Wednesdays where he hosts the live studio show and draws. Scott’s most recent and hugely successful, TV credit is The Hoff: When Scott Came To Stay for Living TV.

Scott co-hosted ITV2’s 2008 coverage of the National TV Awards.

Scott has more than earned his stripes in the radio industry. He joined BBC Radio 1 in 1998 as the Early Breakfast host and was swiftly thrown in at the deep end when four days into his new job he was asked to cover for the Zoë Ball Breakfast Show. Since then Scott has become the first choice to deputise the Radio 1 Breakfast Show as well as the Radio 1 Official Chart Show. Scott’s versatility has led to him fronting many live events for Radio 1 including The Brit Awards and Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Scott has also picked up a Sony Gold and Bronze two years running in the Interactive Show Category.

Unsurprisingly Scott is often asked to appear on shows and his credits include Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend for ITV2, The Sunday Night Project for Channel 4, Britain’s Got More Talent for ITV2, Celebrity Scissor Hands for Children In Need, Celebrity Mastermind and Big Brothers Little Brother for Channel 4. Scott’s TV career started with him presenting Top of the Pops as well as its spin off programmes: Top of the Pops @ Play and TOTP Plus for BBC Two.