A MALTON entertainer has won The People’s Choice Award in the Northern Regional Entertainment Awards 2020.

Ryan Swain, 30, picked up the award for the second consecutive year in London on Sunday during a ceremony broadcast online.

He said: “I am truly flabbergasted with this. I cannot thank all of you people that support me and get behind me enough, but I will try.

“I am just a working class lad from Malton that gets a huge amount of satisfaction out of making people laugh and smile on stage.

“I enjoy sharing my happiness with others. Thank you for all of your votes and kind words and a huge thank you to my mum, dad and brother Trent, girlfriend Crystal and my beautiful daughters Ivy and Isla, and all of my family, friends and fans for making me want to progress even further and their continued support.

“I am not a performer to just sit back on one merit , I will keep progressing, changing and adapting but most of all trying new creative ideas and ways to keep people entertained of all ages.”