RYEDALE presenter Ryan Swain has won the People’s Choice Award 2018 for his work in entertainment and charity.

Ryan, who lives in Malton, was up against Capital Xtras Tim Westwood and Sir Lenny Henry. Other nominees included Big Narstie, Harry Kane, John Barnes, Danny Dyer, and Stormzy. The ceremony took place in Birmingham on Friday.

Ryan said: “I am just a normal lad from a working class community doing what I love. I am truly honoured to be even considered worthy of winning this accolade and it is a pleasure to bring it back home to Malton with me. Thank you to my loving partner Natalia and my gorgeous girls Ivy and Isla for all their support and most importantly thank you to all my friends and fans who support and come to my shows.”