MALTON entertainer Ryan Swain has won a top award.

The 29-year-old picked up the National Choice Award in The National Entertainment Awards in London on Sunday.

Ryan said: “ It was a glitzy red carpet event to celebrate all acts and artists on the live entertainment circuit.

“I was put forward to represent the North of England and Yorkshire due to public nominations and an online poll which the public had to vote who they wanted to represent their region.

“I topped the poll with over 4,000 votes and ended up at the grand finals in which I won the overall category and award, which I’m overwhelmed at.

“I’m delighted to be I’m bringing the trophy back to Malton.”