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Meet the celebrity judges for our National Cat Award finalists.

Frankie and David Seaman MBE – National Cat of the Year panel hosts

Professional skater Frankie made her debut in the hit ITV show Dancing on Ice in 2007 and went on to star in another eight series.

Legendary England goalkeeper David had an extraordinary 23-year goalkeeping career and was a star of Euro96, he now has his own podcast Seaman Says and the pair regularly foster homeless kittens.

Photo credit - Tim Merry

Owain Wyn Evans

Award-winning TV presenter Owain went viral last year with the video of him energetically drumming the BBC News theme tune.

An experienced national TV weather presenter and LGBT Foundation ambassador Owain has also presented items for The One Show, BBC Radio 5, BBC Wales, The Big New Year In and Netflix’s UK Pride Season.

His eight-year-old cat Franny loves sleeping.

Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan

Professional quizzer and cat lover Jenny is better known as one of the fearsome Chasers on ITV’s award-winning teatime show The Chase presented by Bradley Walsh.

A hugely talented singer and musician Jenny plays the ukulele and wowed the judges on the first series of The X Factor: Celebrity in 2019 becoming a firm favourite of Simon Cowell’s.

Elizabeth Rizzini

National and regional BBC TV weather presenter Elizabeth has been on our screens for over 10 years, with appearances on BBC News, Newsround, Wimbledon, The Sky at Night and Antiques Roadshow.

She has two cats Mabel and Louie.

Laura White

Since her unforgettable appearance on The X Factor in 2008 Grammy-nominated songwriter and singer Laura has gone on to work with the likes of Rita Ora, Emeli Sandé, Leona Lewis, Example, Cash Cash and Mista Jam.

She lives with her cats Stevie Wonder and Aretha. 

Camilla Tominey

Journalist Camilla is the Associate Editor of The Daily Telegraph, a royal commentator for This Morning and regularly appears on TV discussing politics and the royal family.

During her 20-year career, she has covered major news events including 9/11, six general elections and Brexit and as a lifelong cat owner now shares her family with tabby Baroness Lionel of Blair.

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