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The Oldie of the Year Awards 2022

The Oldie of the Year Awards 2022

The nation’s favourite annual awards - The Oldie of the Year (or ‘TOOTY’ for short) - took place on Wednesday 23 November in a lunchtime ceremony at The National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, which celebrated the best of the older generation.

This year’s winners were chosen by a committee of judges comprising Gyles Brandreth, Craig Brown, Rachel Johnson, Maureen Lipman, James Pembroke and Harry Mount. The Awards were presented by Gyles Brandreth presenting to those who still have 'snap in their celery'.

And the winners are…

Paddington (presented by Hugh Bonneville to Michael Bond’s daughter, Karen Jankel

Oldie of the Year

HRH, The Duke of Kent

First-Time Author of the Year

Edward Fox OBE and Dame Siân Phillips

Oldie Stagers of the Year

Henry Marsh CBE

Brainbox of the Year

Jeremy Paxman

Cuddly Rottweiler of the Year

Dr Jane Goodall DBE

Queen of the Jungle

Alan Garner OBE

Wise Oldie Man of the Year who accepted his award from his home.

Other guests included

Leslie Caron

Timothy West CBE and Prunella Scales CBE

Rachel Johnson

Giles Coren

Nicky Haslam

Jilly Cooper CBE

Michael and Hilary Whitehall

The Oldie of the Year archive